Style Advice of the Week

With the massive popularity of fast fashion in today’s society, items such as the T-shirt have become just as popular as designer wear. Street style is now all about mixing high priced items with the low priced. Along with the mixing of price tags, mixing prints has also become acceptable. We all can recall that one girl back in middle school who was daring enough to wear two separate prints for her bikini top and bottom. Now we can take the trend one step further and apply it to our everyday wear. This Fashionista on my campus dons a variety of prints and textures in her outfit, but it still manages to look like it all goes perfectly together.

I first noticed her fitted, striped mini skirt. I love the color combination of pastel pink and navy. Whereas, I would have probably worn a boring navy or white button-down with the skirt, this Fashionista stays casually chic with a slightly oversized gray T-shirt. Already, she has created a perfect contrast between form fitting and baggy clothes. I love this skirt with a similar color scheme from JOA. Try styling it with a soft T-shirt like this one from Splendid.

This Fashionista takes her mixing and matching one step further with her printed tote bag. She chooses a black and white print to avoid clashing with the rest of her outfit. Kate spade currently has a wide array of printed totes for spring and summer, including this one, which I love. When I go shopping, I always have to remind myself that accessories are just as important as the rest of the outfit.

She finishes off her ensemble with simple, black combat boots, which have been extremely popular around my campus this year. They are versatile and can work throughout all seasons.

When trying to incorporate mixed prints and styles into your outfit, do not try to force it. This Fashionista has demonstrated how mixing and matching can be an effortless and easy way to get dressed in the morning.


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