Whereas couture is known for its out-there outfits, on campus it’s about the little things. The classic dark-wash jeans and an off-white blouse that compose this outfit are certainly staple items. But it’s this Fashionista’s shoes and bracelet that make the look stand out.
She wears a tarnished gold bracelet that features an octopus which subsumes her petite wrist. The elegance of the bangle coupled with the pronounced animal on the front compliments the aesthetic that her outfit creates, with its willowy shirt and constricting skinny jeans. Reminiscent of something found at a thrift shop, the bangle transforms the otherwise ordinary outfit. From the mollusk’s beady eyes to its pronounced tentacles, there is great attention to detail in the bracelet. It pops from the clothes’ neutral colors.
While the hues wouldn’t go if they were right next to each other, the toffee-colored shoes further the vintage appearance that the bracelet creates. Little elements of the oxfords, like the accent holes between seams and laces that match the leather, add flair to the simplistic outfit. With these two features, the Fashionista presents a minimalistic fashion that incorporates elements of her own style.
To replicate this outfit, throw on a couple plain pieces. For example, wear a white shirt that’s normally paired with a jazzy skirt. Then scavenge through the jewelry box of an older female relative. Whether it’s an oversized metal necklace or funky bangles, pick something that’ll make the outfit three-dimensional. On your feet, use oxfords or saddle shoes that’ll complete this pragmatic vintage look. Beyond that, shy away from additional accessories or colors that could detract from the humble ensemble.