STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Perfecting The Art Of Mixing Styles

Style Advice of the Week

Fashion is more than wearing the latest trends and designer labels, there is an art to it that is at times over looked. Knowing how to mix contrasting styles can be tricky but makes for a stunning outfit when done correctly. Personal styles are typically described as feminine, punk, bohemian, sophisticated, preppy or vintage. It is easy to create outfits based on one style, but mixing two or multiple ones is a true quality of a Fashionista/o.

This Fashionista encompasses feminine and punk elements in her well styled ensemble. Her outfit is equally balanced with combat boots, leather shorts and a cozy knit cardigan. To recreate a similar look, pair these leather shorts from NASTY GAL with this soft knit from Brandy Melville. Also, try pairing punk-inspired black boots with vintage pieces like this lace dress from Free People. The contrast between soft and hard pieces is an alluring fashion statement and can be achieved in multiple ways. Another powerful combination is bohemian and sophisticated. Nothing says bohemian like a pair of wide-leg denim pants that pair nicely with a sophisticated cropped tweed jacket. This look is appropriate for a casual work day in the office or a weekend brunch with friends.

Mixing different styles proves that fashion is limitless and continuously evolving. I typically define my style as feminine and sophisticated, yet every now and then it is nice to wear something out of my comfort zone, whether it is contrasting accessories or bolder pieces. Just like with any art, fashion is your own form of expression, so do not be limited to just one style.

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