Bow ties are not just for boys. Black lipstick is not just for gothic kids. Red hair can look just as majestic on a land dweller as it does on Ariel the mermaid. All bold statements I am willing to make with the justification being this Fashionista. Her modern twist on the classic black tie attire stands out against the streets of Chicago. What takes her look from a typical well-dressed girl in the city to I-realize-I-am-staring-at-her-but-can’t-help-myself is the contrast in her look; the boyish bow tie and chic pointed pumps work together for perfection.
When the oversized hair-bow trend began a year or so ago, it spread like wildfire. From Lady Gaga music videos to Juicy Couture perfume adds, it took the fashion world by storm. I myself was quite enticed by the trend and am certain I ended up making a fool of myself; I tried fashioning bandanas into bows, achieving the look of a hillbilly who found a fashion magazine lying on the street. What I like about this Fashionista is her use of a bow in its natural state, tied around the neck. It is easy for an oversized bow to turn from trendy to tacky, and this bow is the perfect size for a classy look. Whichever bow you prefer, oversized for the hair or classic necktie, American Apparel can supple your needs.
A pair of black patent leather pointed pumps is always in style; they are a fashion staple in any era. I tell myself that when I can afford a pair of Christian Louboutin pointed-toe black leather pumps without having to eat Ramen noodles for a month, I have made it in the world. Until then, though, there is a more reasonably priced pair on Shop Style. This Fashionista is of course donning her own pair of black pumps to accent her classic attire, but adds an unexpected touch of black lipstick to contract the expected.
Fashion is all about mixing things that shouldn’t go together and making it work anyway. There is no one way to do it, and that is what makes it fun. Some people say, “wow that looks great on her, but I could never pull it off myself,” especially about black lipstick and bow ties. In reality, it is all about confidence. Draw inspiration from others and don’t be afraid to try it out yourself. Remember, if you are wearing confidence, you will be able to wear anything else.