While studying abroad, inspiration comes from many different places: students travel from all over the world to one place, tourists surround you, and you are immersed into a brand new environment. I have always said that it is important to experiment and step out of your comfort zone, and this study abroad experience gives people the perfect chance to do so.
Today’s Fashionista is a model back in the U.S. and has a lot of fashion and beauty knowledge due to her exposure through the modeling world. We debated on what type of outfit to use for this month’s post for a few hours and finally decided to pair two completely different styles together—grunge and glam. She said that the main focus of her look was her shag vest but that she was nervous pairing such a feminine piece with ripped jeans and combat boots.
To me, pairing such unique pieces together gives an outfit more personality and makes it so much more “Instagram worthy.” Not a lot of people experiment with their outfits in this way, and even though this outfit is different, it’s extremely easy to recreate with pieces you already have in your closet. With a rare or uncommon piece as a focal point for your outfit, you have the chance to work with many other unique pieces to complete it.
Textures will be your best friend and don’t be afraid to mix and match and try something new. Experimenting is the key to fashion because if you experiment, you will have the chance to find out what your style is really about.