July 16th, 2015 at 2:10am

Summer is the perfect time to experiment with new and different pieces in your wardrobe. It’s a time for taking risks and standing out. And with the warm summer sun and upbeat moods comes an emergence of fun and bold patterns and prints. Whether it’s polka-dots, palm trees or lemons, Fashionistas/os alike are donning pieces that speak for themselves.

This Fashionista was rocking a cloud printed jacket that was anything but mainstream. She told me she found this one-of-a-kind piece at a thrift store and that it was one of her favorite additions to her wardrobe—I couldn’t agree with her more because I instantly fell in love the moment I spotted it. The baby blue hue and fluffy cloud print is perfect for any summer day, especially if it’s a particularly dreary one. It’s a subtle reminder of the blue sky and summer sun that will soon reemerge. The material of the jacket is soft and stretchy, and it can worn open or zipped up.

Her entire look is pieced together perfectly. Keeping the jacket the focal point of her ensemble, she sticks to simple staple pieces. A pair of dark blue jeans with a slit at the knee, a white T-shirt, a standout belt that was also thrifted and a pair of crisp white adidas complete this cool-girl look. A soft necklace and some round hoop earrings add the finishing touches.

This Fashionista is not afraid to stand out and make a bold statement wherever she goes. So if you’re wanting to change up your typical summer look, take some inspiration from her; her look is bold, fresh and super cool!

How To: It’s simple to achieve a look similar to this one. Pick any piece with a bold and unique pattern, whether it’s a shirt, a skirt or a jacket. Think outside of the box and look in thrift stores to find true one-of-a-kind pieces. Keep the rest of the look simple by sticking with staple pieces that won’t take away from the pattern.