STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Lookin’ Chill

Style Advice of the Week

It’s funny how old trends always seem to come back. For 2014, it’s all about high-waisted cutoffs, crop tops and plaid for spring. For those of you who remember, it’s ’90s grunge redone with a better fit. We know how to take styles from different eras and recreate them in a way that’s new and exciting. But it’s not spring quite yet. How can we implement some of those trends while we’re still in the winter season?

This Fashionisto gives a flavor of grunge with his mix of a plaid shirt and plaid scarf in different colors. The shirt is a staple button-down, while the scarf is gritty with gray and red, making the outfit give off the same vibe of ’90s fashion without being an exact replica. Plaid is ultra hot right now and will be going into the warmer months as well. His ripped jeans and sunglasses complete the look, making this Fashionisto look cool without seeming like he is trying too hard. It’s an easy and subtle attitude made with simple pieces that anyone can remake.

For women, get into the trend as it starts to warm into spring with a military jacket. When wearing the look, make sure some pieces are more fitted while others are loose to create a balanced look. For instance, try pairing a loose fitting crop top and jacket with a pair of tight, high-waisted jeans. An acid wash is a great way to get that destroyed look if you’re not into ripped jeans. Leather pieces are another great add-on to make a cool rockstar look. Finish off the look with some staple sunglasses that will have you looking chill and trendy at the same time.

Remember that revisiting old decades for fashion inspiration can be a great way to explore your style. However, you shouldn’t just copycat old trends. Make sure you are reinventing them in a fresh, fashion-forward way. Have fun looking back on all those fashion hits and misses and think of how you can incorporate them into your modern style.

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