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ALL IN THE DETAILS: Simplicity With Edge

When thinking of simplicity, details usually do not come to mind, but donning only a few easy to wear pieces with eye-catching details can be the best way to create an effortless yet exciting look. Your favorite basics and closet staples can be elevated with unique and edgy details, making outfits easy to put together, but also making it hard for you to blend in! You could stick with a classic silhouette and switch it up with a fun fabric or interesting embellishments, but the options are truly endless.

This Fashionista’s ensemble is the picture of simplicity with edge. While each piece she is wearing is inspired by a simple basic, each element is taken to a new level by funky details. This look without the unusual details would simply be a plain black T-shirt, a solid skater skirt and some black and white tennis shoes. I’m sure you would agree, that would be nothing to get excited about, however, the details take this outfit from beyond boring to ridiculously rock ‘n’ roll.

Her soft black T-shirt functions as the blank canvas, the perfect wardrobe essential, that is ready to be surrounded by the other striking detailed pieces. The T-shirt is plain, but there should always be one extremely simple item to keep the outfit from being gaudy or overwhelming. Her skater skirt is a shape we all know and love, but it is turned into something new and fresh with the metallic silver and textured fabric. Another fun detail in the skirt is that the texture is actually a dainty snakeskin, giving it a futuristic yet urban feel. Her Nike tennis shoes with snakeskin details are another perfect example of an elevated classic, which in this case is an athletic wear must-have. The details also echo the texture on the skirt in a more obvious way. The snakeskin makes these shoes ready for the fashionable city streets instead of the track while still keeping the cool athletic vibe that is totally trending right now. The circular framed sunglasses complete the outfit and make it even more interesting by adding another hip detail. This ensemble would take a few minutes to put on, but the details make it look modern and effortless as opposed to bare.

How To: Tone down super bold details and look edgy by sticking with a monochromatic color palette for your outfit!