ALL IN THE DETAILS: Basic to Statement

What makes an outfit stand out from the crowd? It’s simple—it’s the little details. It’s easy to take an outfit from underwhelming to a look that everyone is coveting with just a few additions.

This Fashionista caught my eye with her simple, yet put together look. Starting with the basics, she paired an olive green shirt with distressed white jeans. Already she is making a statement with her outfit, wearing white denim in the winter. This small color choice makes her outfit stand out from those who stick to their darker pieces. Next she adds a bomber jacket which gives the outfit a bit of an edgy look. The small details, like the zippered pockets, add texture and interest to the outfit. This Fashionista takes her look beyond the basics, adding a bandana. The bandana is having a moment in fashion right now, and is a great way to add dimension to an otherwise simple outfit. Choosing to carry a small backpack is both practical and fashionable. The black bag is just one more small accessory choice that adds the look. A final detail that I noticed was her vintage-inspired watch. Choosing to pair the watch and bomber jacket evokes nostalgia from the look, while the ripped denim and V-neck shirt have a modern, chic feel.This Fashionista demonstrates just a few of the many ways that adding small details can take a look from drab to RAD.

It’s easy to make your basic outfit a statement outfit. Breaking fashion rules, like mixing prints or whites in the winter, helps make an outfit standout. Switching a simple sweatshirt or cardigan for an interesting jacket is a small detail that makes a large difference. Finally, the easiest way to add to a look is by adding some accessories like a purse, backpack, or scarf. Remember, it’s the little details that make an outfit great.

–As Arthur Conan Doyle says, “…The little things are infinitely the most important.”