I am a huge fan of bold prints. From watercolor-inspired designs to classic stripes, my outfit isn’t complete without a little print. Even though I love patterns, it’s not always appropriate for where I am headed to for the day. Sometimes, I just want to switch up my look from the usual. Regardless of my fashion mood, I am always looking for new ways to subtly incorporate my love for print in to my wardrobe.

When I saw this Fashionista heading my way, I knew she had discovered the perfect way to wear print without it overpowering her ensemble. Her easy style trick are her graphic shoelaces. Graphic shoelaces are great because they enable the Fashionista to express herself through such a small detail that makes a huge impact on her simple outfit. The laces of her boots feature bright and cheery smiley faces. She keeps the rest of her look downtown cool with a black sleeveless dress and white crew socks peeking out from the top of her combat style boots.

Since the laces are the focus of this Fashionista’s look, her accessories are minimal. She has a classic black scrunchie maintaining her half up hairstyle. She  also added a pair of semi-transparent framed, round sunglasses and a timeless red lip giving her outfit a nostalgic vibe. Choosing one central graphic element for your outfit is a great way to keep it clean and effortless. Just as this Fashionista has shown, attention to fashion details can make the world a happier place one smiley face at a time.

How To: Make your shoe statement by adding your favorite printed shoe laces to your boots. Keep the rest of your look neutral to allow those laces to shine as you head in to town to tackle your day.