Maybe there’s no “blue satin sash” on this Fashionista, but her girlish ensemble certainly embodies some of Maria’s “favorite things.” Tulle skirts and girlish hair bows aren’t for everyone. After all, clunky boots and ragged denim shorts seem to be on repeat this summer. It is refreshing to see a Fashionista embracing femininity full force, without looking too cutesy. This Fashionista even matched her bow to her shoes and it works.
When embracing feminine trends, it is important to keep things interesting by breaking up the expected. You might expect a tulle skirt to be paired with a prim peter pan collared blouse, but this Fashionista adds her favorite chambray shirt. The relaxed fit adds just the right amount of masculinity and deters the look from suggesting prima ballerina. Old Navy is often overlooked in the search for trendy clothing, but its basics, like chambray button-downs, are priced perfectly for a Fashionista with an intern budget.
As for her matching polka-dot bow and shoes, I don’t usuallyl care for corresponding accessories, but this time it just looks positively perfect. If a bow seems frivolous, opt for a matching headband instead. American Apparel has bows in all sizes and colors, from floral to stripes.
A-line silhouettes, lace and tulle might not be your thing, but it is definitely possible to embrace feminine trends without looking like you’re en route to a tea party. Try floral print trousers paired with a structured, untucked men’s button-down and a chunky loafer. Or, pull off the tulle skirt with a pair of knee-length gladiators.