Style Advice of the Week

Big glasses. Bold shoes. Graphic tee. On their own these three components make a statement, so when I spotted this Fashionisto sporting all three, I couldn’t turn away. A bold look doesn’t always require sacrificing comfort. This Fashionisto rocks a laid back style with a pair of capri-length cut-offs, a T-shirt, a beanie and comfortable footwear. However, the style and color of the garments and accessories are what amps up this simple look.

Graphic tees instantly add an upbeat vibe to any outfit. Whether it’s a throwback tee depicting a ‘90s Nickelodeon show or a cut up band tee, graphic T-shirts spice up any look. A pop of color in an otherwise neutral look also adds another element, like this Fashionisto’s bright teal shoes. Their color contrasts with the pale yellow in his graphic tee while balancing out the darker pieces in his ensemble. The look is completed with his oversized glasses, which give off a hipster vibe, and simple gold chains.

When combining statement pieces like this Fashionisto, balance is key. Although color blocking is trending, too many bold, colorful pieces tend to overwhelm a look. Neutral statement pieces, like his oversized glasses and black tee, combined with one colorful piece will help achieve a sense of balance without detracting from your style. For a feminine take on this casual look, pair a maxi skirt with your choice of graphic tee and a printed headband. Accessorize with statement jewelry such as a cocktail ring or a wrist full of bracelets and bangles. An alternative way to add a pop of color is with a bold lip or eyeshadow (Jason Wu’s fall 2013 ready-to-wear cobalt eye anyone?). No matter what look you create, go big, go bold and go graphic.



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