STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Statement Pieces

Style Advice of the Week

It is that time of year that college students wait for: the time where we count down to those last days of class, wonder who we are going to see and what we are going to do for these next three months. Summer is not just a season to us; it is our break from everything. No more papers, tests, surprise quizzes (hate those) or waking up early for class. This is our time to sleep in, and the only reason for waking up early is to get a good parking spot close to the beach – sorry Jersey girl!

With summer comes hot weather, which means most of us will be in less clothing, but we still have to keep it classy. Don’t get me wrong, I will basically live in a bikini or one piece during these next three months, but when I am out and about I pull my look together and become the Fashionista I was born to be. That is the most important thing about summer fashionyes it is hot, but we still have to keep our wardrobe presentable.

This Fashionisto does everything right; he pulls his look together from spring going into summer. Looking at him and his outfit, it just screams Matt Kemp in the new Gap campaign – am I wrong? Of course not, I am always right about these things. He kept his look very commercial from his white crewneck to his uniform khaki cargos. But to me, the staple pieces of this outfit were his jean jacket and vintage oxfords. These two items made his outfit; they took it to a whole other level. Yes, he could have gone without them and just worn flip-flops, but we all know that would have been boring. A true Fashionisto/a knows how to make their look stand out and even better than it already is.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Statement pieces are important to any ensemble. Without them, everyone would just be the same. As a Fashionisto/a, you want to catch others’ eyes and make heads turn when you walk by, wondering how you put together your outfit. Just throwing on a jean jacket or a pair of oxfords instead of Sperry Top-Siders can make a huge difference. It is all about making your outfit distinctive and not blending in with the rest of the crowd.”

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