STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Comfort for Confidence

With leaves changing colors and the outdoor landscape radiating hues of bright yellows and deep shades of orange, it’s safe to say that fall is at its peak. But a season for outdoor adventures and late-night spontaneity implies a demand for an outfit of comfort and warmth.

This weeks Fashionista appreciates an organic, laid back and earthy approach to her everyday look. Inspired by her Colorado roots, she seeks to maintain a balance of style and comfort. To demonstrate her strategy of mixing neutrals and a statement piece, today she’s put together a look primarily made up of simple basics including a casual black Forever 21 scoop neck top paired with a dark wash pair of skinny jeans from American Eagle Outfitters. She’s cuffed her jeans to create some dimension and to show off her edgy, suede DSW Qupid booties. Seemingly simple, but she adds a third piece that ties her look together: a flowy, multi-colored striped vest also from Forever 21.

To add a touch of her personal style to her look she adds a few Alex and Ani charm bangles and layers two sterling silver Etsy necklaces. These trinket-inspired accessories all resemble a few of this Fashionistas favorite things. So much of her look is compiled by who she is and where she comes from, and that effort genuinely shows. She draws her inspiration from within to define her own look as opposed to religiously investing in magazine subscriptions and following models on Instagram. Her look is authentic and therefore resonates with fashion enthusiasts alike. She encourages women to dress in a way that allows you to feel the most confident and the most beautiful and notes that often times, confidence and beauty are rooted in comfort.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK?It’s so easy to look at fashion magazines or at your friends and think, ‘I wish I could dress like them’ or ‘I wish I could pull that off’ when really you should dress the way you want and the way you feel most comfortable!”