Style Advice of the Week

When I think of the term “black and white,” there are many words that come to mind. Fashion wise, I tend to categorize black and white as either “Kardashian,” “graphic,” or “expected.” Black and white apparel is a go-to uniform for many people, however in reference to any of these terms, it almost seems overdone these days. I found a Fashionista with a fresh perspective who eliminated all of these thoughts from my head, giving the color combo a whole new meaning.

This Fashionista managed to look sophisticated, edgy and playful all at once. To master this vibe, she chose several different layers. She began with a chic white halter top with a black neckline. This top appeared to be a more mature style, however she made it youthful by pairing it with some high-waisted leather shorts and an oversized black cardigan. The outfit became slightly tough starting with the shorts, and from the waist down it only got edgier. This Fashionista sported some funky tights, which were essentially a pair of nylons with a black line down the front. It almost looked like someone took a sharpie and drew a line down her leg! Nevertheless, they only added interest to her outfit. She then grounded the look with a pair of black Dr. Martens, the quintessential cool girl combat boot. Last but not least, we cannot forget the pop of color. She completed her look with an electric blue LOVE Moschino bag with chain-link straps. The bag is classic, yet with a modern twist; just like her clothing.

This Fashionista is originally from Rome, but is currently a student studying abroad in London. She was only visiting Rome for her spring break, so I was especially impressed with how stylish her outfit was. Not only does she redefine the term “black and white,” but she also has a true dedication to fashion, keeping up her unique style everywhere she goes. Want to look like this Fashionista? Try a pair of faux leather shorts, a chiffon halter top, a long black cardigan, seamed tights and some black Dr. Martens. Just don’t forget to add a bright bag. Choose any color you want!


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