STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Degrees of Geometry

Style Advice of the Week

The word geometry is about as far as my math vocabulary goes. I think I can speak for most journalism students when I say it’s a subject we tend to flea from— maybe even sprint from. We don’t like being overwhelmed by protractors and angles when we can stick to what we’re comfortable with, which is writing. Our nightmares of numbers will probably never fade, but this week’s Fashionista proves that we have nothing to fear as far as wearing geometry goes.

As this multi-shaped print can be intimidating, there are levels (or “degrees”) in which you can determine how far you’re willing to go. If you’re a beginner, meaning your closet is fully stocked with solid-colored basics, try incorporating this pattern with accessories like cross-body bags or flats in neutral hues. For those feeling a bit more adventurous, pick one article of clothing to be the main focus of your outfit. For example, this Fashionista chose black and white geometric leggings as the central point while flattering the design with a simple cream blouse and chunky suede booties.

This look works because nothing is competing with her graphic leggings; instead she uses them to pull together and complement the rest of her outfit. They definitely make going to class a lot more exciting than your everyday black leggings and could even be paired with a solid bright-colored top for a night out.

For the final level, if you’re brave enough to wear a kaleidoscope of colors and prints then look no further than Peter Pilotto’s new line for Target. His collection is filled with wild geometrics mixed with oversized florals in eye-catching tones ideal for spring. Of course, his spring 2014 runway collection is worth swooning over too. Check out Carolina Herrera and Fendi shows for more inspiration.

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