ALL IN THE DETAILS: Patterned Perfection

March 7th, 2016 at 2:10am

Going out in Iowa City is an experience; it’s an experience because of our ever-changing culture. The city is extremely diverse; we have restaurants with cuisines from all different regions of the world and you can even see by the graffiti on the wall that this Fashionista is standing in front of that Iowa City is a low-key, really cool place. Where else are you going to find mailmen that don’t follow the dress code and wear baseball hats and lounge clothes to deliver mail?

Picking out an outfit for a night out doesn’t have to be stressful. This Fashionista cleverly pulled together a few items that not only makes her look amazing, but also effortless.

In preparation for a night out, this Fashionista found that she loved this patterned dress. It’s simple, yet stands out. After she chose the dress, the rest of the items naturally came to her mind. I would suggest you follow her thinking and choose one item to wear that stands out. From there, look for items that won’t clash and distract from the main piece. This Fashionista skillfully layered her patterned dress with neutrals: a gray leather jacket from Free People, black tights, booties and a Michael Kors purse. Honestly, this should make putting your outfit together a lot easier. Picking out the restaurant will be the hardest decision of the night!

How To: Consider having one element of your outfit–the dress for example–be the focal point of your outfit. Pair this one element with other simple accessories and you’re ready!