STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Take On The Trends

Style Advice of the Week

It takes a special kind of Fashionista to pull off three trends in one look. But in the modern world of fashion, almost anything goes if you have the confidence to pull it off. Sure, there are a handful of definable trends from season to season but the advent of blogs have made personal expression and individuality paramount. This means that if you can dream it, then you can wear it. Today’s Fashionista is an inspiration in this sense. She is rocking three statement pieces with the ease of a jeans and T-shirt ensemble.

First of all, let’s talk about her shoes. These teal and tan kicks are complete with studs and a built in heel. This item alone would raise any outfit to the next level, but this Fashionista takes the shoes a step further, pairing them with contrasting yellow denim. From there, she adds another fabulous layer in the form of a fur vest. She defies the notion that an outfit should be centered around only one statement piece. Instead, she breaks the norm and turns heads in the process. I think it is interesting to note that none of her pieces match per say, but, they end up acting as neutrals in their own right, creating a cohesive ensemble when worn together.

As you gear up for the holidays, there is no better time to transfer the festive spirit to your clothes. Bold pants are here to stay, as evident from the spring 2013 ready-to-wear shows—just take a look at these floral beauties from J.Crew. Add some heeled tennis shoes into the mix, like today’s Fashionista. This black pair from ASOS is at the top of my Christmas wish list. Finish the outfit with some cozy fur to keep you warm when the temperatures drop. A fur scarf is a great investment that can be worn all winter long and is less of a commitment than a full coat or vest.

Let yourself get carried away this season. If you remember to keep the silhouettes minimal, then your outfit will work like marshmallows in hot chocolate.

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