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ALL IN THE DETAILS: Studs And Stripes

July 16th, 2015 at 2:00am

This summer, it’s all about injecting edgy trends with cool sophistication. This often means pairing a classic trend and tough counterpart to produce a perfect balance. The result is a summer uniform that’s sure to please all the way from the beach to Melrose. Today’s Fashionista proves that biker leather and nautical stripes can converge into one rad look!

This Fashionista disproves the old wariness about horizontal stripes. Her tank top dress could not be more flattering. The stripes are thin, so they aren’t too intense or distracting. Secondly, the top of her dress has distinct definition, but the bottom lacks a fitted skirt. This creates a breezy look rather than an overly formal silhouette. It’s the perfect go-to dress!

The dress pairs well with the Fashionista’s fun metallic sandals, which are a more structured but funky alternative to rubber flip flops. Her diamond studs, simple makeup and slight pompadour set the stage for one ultimate accessory. The Fashionista’s incredible tote bag combines multiple seasonal trends that are sure to extend past summer. The gold studs give the large tote bag structure, while the fun fringe gives it a lovable indie vibe. While dark leather bags may seem more fit for cool weather, this Fashionista proves one should be on your shopping list immediately.

How To: Want to mix two different trends and find a stylish middle ground? It’s all about texture! This cotton dress balances well with a more assertive leather fabric. You can try a similar tactic with white denim and brown suede shoes or a flowing skirt and a boxy top.