STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Destructed Elegance

From sweet and sour sauce to Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian, it is often true that opposites do indeed attract. The same rule can be used as you sift through your wardrobe trying to find an eye-catching look. Sometimes the key to a good outfit is a perfect blend of pieces that complement each other.

This Fashionista’s outfit combines edge and elegance nicely. Her fluffy, slightly tattered sweater adds a layer of rustic warmth. Textured sweaters like this one are popping up in boutiques everywhere. An emerging trend this winter is definitely texture in simple pieces. This sweater is a must-have in any wardrobe as it can be played down to lounge around in or it can be played up for a night on the town as this Fashionista does. When paired with opulent chains of pearls and a black fur-lined coat, the look becomes more swank. She finished off her ensemble with black destroyed boyfriend jeans and sharp patent booties to create an aura of casual sophistication. Finally, her bold red leather bag adds a pop of color and is surely eye-catching.

I love her look because it combines my two favorite elements when choosing an outfit: comfort and simplicity. The black on black combo makes it easy to accessorize. Furthermore, the ripped jeans allow ease in movement, such as strolling through a park. Outfits like this one are my go-to when I want to feel cozy yet chic.

WHAT IS YOUR STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Don’t shy away from dressing up an otherwise demure ensemble. Accessories are imperative when taking a look from average to amazing.”