Style Advice of the Week

The best way to create something fresh is often best accomplished by stepping back and gaining perspective. Lately, I have had the urge to sell all of my clothes and just strip my closet clean and start over. I think have created this idea in my mind that if I buy an all new wardrobe, then I will be able to create the perfect outfit. Then I look at my funds and realize that dream won’t do. Recently, I have discovered that there are many items in my closet, that I have never worn together, which create an all new look in themselves with the right accessories. Just as I have been able to pair atypical pieces together to create fresh looks, so has this Fashionista.

This Fashionista took several basic pieces and paired them together to create a unique ensemble. The pieces which pull the quirky outfit together are her knee-high floral patterned socks paired with brown lace-up oxfords. The rest of her outfit consists of a simple pair of blue shorts, a black babydoll top and light pink cardigan. This Fashionista’s loose braid continues the casual yet quirky vibe of the outfit.

Recreating this quirky chic outfit is a simple if you have a cute pair of knee-high socks, like this Fashionista. I love the variety of knee-high socks which Urban Outfitters carries, and I personally love the multicolored striped pair they carry. In addition to knee-high socks, a good pair of oxford shoes are needed. Anthropologie has many styles. Finally, owning a nice cozy sweater is a great way to finish off this look. Free People carries a variety.

You can create a chic look for less by purchasing a new item as simple as knee-high socks and pairing them with unique items you already own in your closet. Freshening up your look doesn’t have to break the bank, and it doesn’t have to be boring either. Break the rules, be a little eccentric and rock those knee-high socks.


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