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ALL IN THE DETAILS: Flesh Fashion

ALL IN THE DETAILS: Flesh Fashion

“Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off,” says Coco Chanel. But with all due respect to the fashion icon, our generation is ready to disband from the “less is more” lifestyle when it comes to our fashion choices. This Fashionista completely disagrees with Coco, claiming there is no such thing as too much. Her style, which benefits from excess jewelry and a flash of her tattoos, proves self-expression has no limit.

Sometimes you’ve put together a great outfit, but it still feels like something’s missing and you can’t put your finger on it. Before you ditch the outfit and change into something you’ve worn several times before, try adding accessories to the look. Pile on rings and necklaces until you run out. Or throw your trusty denim jacket emblazoned with pins over your shoulders or tie it around your waist. These add-ons will transform a somewhat basic look into something totally unique to your style.

But what happens if you’re the kind of person who doesn’t have the lifestyle for layers of rings, pins and necklaces? The solution is simple: eternal accessories also known as, tattoos. With tattoos, you don’t have to spend time debating between your many earrings, necklaces and bracelets. If you’re in a rush, tattoos will always be there to individualize your overall look. Tattoos, like any funky article of clothing or hairstyle, make great conversation starters. They turn your body into your own personal museum of wearable art. Meaningful tattoos are a constant reminder of who you are, were and strive to be.

Pick your flesh fashion wisely and you’ll have no regrets. If you’re a spontaneous kind of person who just might end up with a tattoo fiasco, give temporary tattoos a try. They’ll look real for a day or two and will be gone before you grow weary of them. Temporary tattoos also give you an idea of what looks good and where for anyone interested in getting a real tattoo in the future.

If all of these options sound exciting, do yourself a favor and wear them all together at the same time. Embrace the ring on every finger look, don your denim jacket with every outfit and put your tattoos on display as you would a Picasso painting in your house.

When the voice inside your head (which sounds oddly like Coco Chanel) tells you to take off that third necklace or cover up your tattoos, keep that sleeveless dress on and add two more necklaces.

How To: The best way to layer necklaces is to choose ones with varying chain lengths. Similarly, wearing rings of different sizes looks best when stacking them on your fingers. Tattoos require more thought since they are more costly and last forever. Lastly, enjoy expressing your uniqueness in any other way you see fit.