STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Criss-cross Applesauce

In the ever-changing world of fashion, hot new trends can be born in the dead of night and by morning everyone is sporting the new style. Although my life is very exciting, I cannot admit that I follow designers religiously and my online shopping addiction is my main resource for fashion news. One day while stalking Forever 21’s recent line, I noticed a new sexy trend that is definitely magical. This little black criss-cross bralette could transform the most basic white T-shirt into a trendy, chic day-to-night look.

Fashionistas/os everywhere should strap themselves in for the biggest boost their winter and spring wardrobe will never see coming. Bras and bralettes with halters and straps are peeking out of T-shirts, tank tops and blouses everywhere, turning plain and basic tops into opportunities for killer fashion. Choose from a variety of fabrics, ranging from lace to faux leather to complete an easy, go-to look that will turn your outfit up three degrees hotter. Plus with every style under the sun from halter, strappy, balconette and corset, a Fashionista/o can customize their outfit with this hot new trend to fit their look. To my large chested warriors out there who often have to sacrifice style for comfort, I salute you, endure your struggle and I come bearing good news. With the variety of styles available on the market, you can find a stretchy bralette for your size that is not only comfortable but also chic. Finally, a trend we can invest in that is surely here to stay for the summer months.

This Fashionista has transformed her comfy T-shirt into a killer fashion statement with the help of a trendy utility jacket and her favorite winter boot look. Everyone has a basic T-shirt in their closet simply for lounging around and going to casual places. The next time you reach for your soft, V-neck T-shirt make sure you grab a criss-cross bralette like this Fashionista to really complete your look. This Fashionista is rocking a blue V-neck with her criss-cross bralette peeking out at the top. Paired with a gray utility jacket, leggings, earring set and boots, this Fashionista is ready to take on the fashion world while being oh-so comfortable.

In the words of StyleFrizz writer Cecilia, “The bra is dead, long live the bralette!” As a recent follower to the bralette movement, I cannot deny this statement and I will definitely be sporting my criss-cross bralette across campus turning sidewalks into catwalks. Fashionistas/os everywhere should be thrilled to finally have a versatile statement piece to turn their basic essentials into trendy outfits. Soon enough, every Fashionista/o will realize that bralettes make getting dressed as easy as criss-cross applesauce.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Open back dresses and tops can be intimidating without a stylish bra. Try a lace halter bralette in the color of your choice that will surely be a beautiful accent to your outfit and won’t have any of the annoying straps showing in the back.”