Style Advice of the Week

For all the girls who love the spotlight and aren’t afraid to mix it up, leopard print and graphic tees were made just for us. Now that it is warming up, it is the perfect time to pull out our go-to shirts, worn-in denim and wild patterns. When transitioning from spring to summer, there is no doubt that we are all drawn to the “just In” tab of our favorite websites in order to eagerly scroll through pages on pages of new merchandise. As a college student, I look for ways to replicate these detailed designer pieces so that they are more fitting for my budget. The witty shirts that imitate high fashion brand names and logos are a perfect blend of style-meets-humor, which then meets ultimate comfort.

I must confess that I’m smitten with this daring look; this adventurous Fashionista isn’t afraid to be bold and have a little fun with her style. She threw on her J Brand skinny cargos and topped them off with a high-end designer inspired T-shirt. To add texture, this Fashionista added a touch of her wild side by sporting leopard printed loafers to give edge to the outfit. In addition, she rocks a vintage watch with several mixed and matched rings, along with her J.Crew rhinestone statement necklace. I love the mix of re-invented cargo pants juxtaposed with the glitz and playfulness of animal print. I also adore her finishing touch of bright red lipstick. This lighthearted styling makes me realize fashion should always be fun and reminds us not to get stuck in a rut.

Style yourself with a femininely loose-fitting tee–check out the different styles of the high-end designer-inspired shirts Brian Lichtenberg offers such as “Célfie,” “Feline” and “Homiés.” There are plenty of other styles with fashionable references to choose from as well to help you pull off this trend. You can pair the shirt with destroyed denim shorts in a summer-y light wash to add an innovative contrast with a fashion-forward shirt. You can also effortlessly tie a chambray or plaid button-up casually around your waist for when the sun decides to go down and it becomes chilly. To finish the outfit, throw on some layered necklaces to add character along with oversized circular sunglasses to give structure to the outfit.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? ”Some summer days, I’m out running errands and playing at the pool and don’t have time to run home before I go out for the night. So, to make the look go from day to night, I would finish this look off with an edgy slicked back ponytail and swap out my converse for ankle strapped high heels—in black of course. All in all, your outfit is all about attitude, so remember—the only way to strut is with style.”


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