April 13th, 2015 at 2:10am

Now that this spring weather we have all hoped for is here, Fashionistas and Fashionistos everywhere are rejoicing as we make the much needed transition into warmer weather styles and fold up the heavy sweaters for good. This Fashionista was really excited about the great weather we were experiencing in Philadelphia on this particular day and decided to take some fashion risks that really paid off. She knew just what details to add and how to perfectly mix patterns in a fun way that looked totally magazine worthy.

She based her outfit around the classic striped T-shirt dress—such a staple piece for the spring and summertime. She then layered a vintage-inspired floral bomber jacket over top. To add some flair, she accessorized with a bright red backpack, black and white sneakers and an adorable long necklace with an aqua teardrop pendant on the end. This just goes to show you don’t have to match your accessories to each other to create a great outfit. In fact, it really makes an outfit pop.

How To: Want to know how to take your outfit to the next level? Do as this Fashionista did: find a staple piece, such as the T-shirt dress, a striped shirt or a tunic and add colorful accessories, like a bright backpack, a necklace (a choker or a long pendant) or even a fun patterned jacket for a chillier day. Challenge yourself to wear all these accessories at once like this Fashionista, Take risks!