WHAT TO WEAR: Out With Friends

What to Wear

As the fashion weeks begin to fade, we are left with an overwhelming number of trends that show up everywhere we turn. Fashionista/os begin to judge or absorb each trend and it becomes difficult to keep your individuality intact. This week’s Fashionista shares her secret to success: vintage and handmade finds. By incorporating pieces with a bit more history and depth, each ensemble is elevated to a one of a kind look. Take cues from our Fashionista on how to flawlessly blend these items into your current spring wardrobe.

This Fashionista’s vintage reversible fur vest first caught my eye. Our Fashionista suggests doing a little shopping in your mother’s closet for the best vintage finds. We often regret getting rid of an item that comes back into style years later.  Take advantage of the resources closest to you and raid your family’s stock pile for unique, one of a kind pieces that will instantly transform your ensemble. You can also check out a few thrift stores for stylish and unique pieces. If you are not very savvy in a thrift store, take a look at this vintage inspired faux fur vest from H&M.

Allow your key pieces to shine by keeping the foundation of the ensemble simple. Our Fashionista chose to layer lighter pieces for warmth in the chilly breeze. If the temperature rises, each layer can easily be removed without sacrificing style. This is a brilliant way to keep your style practical as we transition into the warmer weeks. Take a look at this light wash denim from Gap and pair them with our Fashionista’s T-shirt combination (a dolman sleeve top from Kohl’s and this classic chambray from H&M).

Accessories are a great way to pull an eclectic look together. Opting for a more rustic tribal vibe, this Fashionista chose a pair of wine red booties from Journey’s and woolen hunting socks. Her handmade purse from Honduras brings even more interest to the ensemble. By incorporating pieces from her past experiences, this Fashionista is making a stylish statement while keeping cherished memories alive. Your style tells your story, and what better way to get a conversation started than with a piece that holds a special place in your heart? If traveling to the exotic and unknown is not on your horizons, then test out this modern spring cross body bag with ethnic influences from Accessorize.

Pull inspiration from your friends’ personal styles as well as current trends for a modern and youthful look. By comparing interests and favorite pieces, it is easy to obtain fresh perspectives on the season’s trends and allow your personal style to shine through.

One Simple Change: Create an ensemble perfect for travel and a spring break getaway by swapping out the small cross body bag for a much more substantial and practical tote. The atlantique tote by Anthropologie is the perfect mix of tribal and modern. With a vibrant pop of color and bold print, you’re sure to turn heads while exploring far off lands.

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