April 29th, 2015 at 2:05am

With new trends constantly popping up all the time, it’s easy to be swept into a world filled with fads and eye-catching looks. Trying to keep up with these looks may not benefit your closet though; before you realize it you are left with the aftermath of trying to emulate these trends. Your closet is then filled with disjointed pieces that either work great alone but can’t be mixed among each other or that look dated once a trend has passed. The solution? Develop a personal style that is timeless and then incorporate a few trends into your wardrobe. The result? You will have a well-developed personal style and some fun key pieces that can draw interest.

What does timeless and original look like you may ask? Think back to those few people you may see walking to class or into lecture who appear effortlessly put together and professional even though their look is minimalistic. Their looks are usually made up of classic pieces incorporated together with ease. This is the exact look to emulate.

This Fashionista’s outfit evokes that timeless quality. This look features three basic pieces every girl should own that can be worn again and layered into new looks: a black sweater, white button-down and blue jeans. All of these pieces are classics that can stand alone in an outfit but worn together they come across as simplistic, minimalistic and elegant. Paired with ochre leather booties this outfit is complete and can transition from one activity to the next flawlessly without looking out of place. This Fashionista’s look in the end is effortless and will stand the test of time.

What is YOUR STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Mix simple understated classics to achieve a look that conveys your personal style while also building your wardrobe of key pieces. You’ll get a longer use time from these pieces than trendier items.”