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ALL IN THE DETAILS: Less Is More

Sometimes the lack of details is the thing in an outfit that makes it fabulous. This isn’t to say a look has to be bland or boring, of course. All it means is that if big necklaces, crazy embroidery or over the top patterns aren’t your thing, then you’re in luck. In many, many cases, less is more when it comes to the details and accessories of a look. Let the items in your outfit speak for themselves instead of having loud accessories take over the look.

I loved how this Fashionista was able to use gorgeous colors and simple graphic details to create a look that was totally chic and still relatable. Sometimes fashion can seem intimidating or hard to pull off, but this Fashionista shows that being chic is simple. Her marsala pants are the perfect rise—not too low and not too high—and are, after all, marsala, Pantone’s color of the year. Color is the perfect way to add a trendy detail to a look without rocking a ton of accessories. Add a simple graphic T-shirt and a casual, chunky knit over the top (perfect for cold classrooms, buses or offices), and you’ve got yourself an easy, simple, low-key (yet totally chic) outfit for every day.

If you want to add a little more to the outfit, don’t be afraid to add a cool bag. We all need something to hold our laptops in after all, right? Try a simple canvas tote with any look to add a super casual, easy accessory to the look. You’ll feel like you aren’t trying too hard and you’ll have the added convenience of a carry-all!

How To: Desperately want to add some crazy accessories to a look like this one? No problem. Just remember: Outfits are all about balance. For examle, if you go for a chunky necklace, make sure your wearing a simple, solid shirt instead of one with a pattern.