STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Poised Patriot

Style Advice of the Week

In the spirit of Memorial Day, this Fashionista wore red, white and denim for a modern twist on patriotic style. Denim, whether in the form of a jacket, high waisted shorts or a vest, is a classic fashion staple for any Fashionista. Some people steer clear of denim jackets and vests for the fear of wearing denim on denim, which in some cases can lead to a fashion catastrophe. However, now that maxi dresses and brightly colored bottoms are in style and sold just about everywhere, rocking a denim vest is easier than ever.

I caught this Fashionista strutting down the bluestone walkway of Stony Brook Village. I was instantly drawn to her stripped masterpiece. Stripes are not only patriotic but also a huge trend that can be spotted on the spring 2013 runway. I love her outfit because it’s effortlessly patriotic. This outfit isn’t restricted to 4th of July or Memorial Day weekend; she could wear this outfit any summer day. Her statement necklace successfully adds a pop of color to the ensemble.

This Fashionista mastered the art of layering. The denim vest ties the entire outfit together, breaking up the stripped pattern. I especially admire her denim vest because it’s slimming rather than bulky. Layering is a good way to make a print less severe. It can also be used to mix up shirts and dresses you’ve worn already. By throwing a denim vest over old shirts and dresses, you can easily give your outfit a brand new vibe.

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