In this look, this Fashionista is rocking a paisley floral dress. When I stopped this Fashionista to ask her where she got it, she said she found it at a thrift store! A big trend lately is mixing thrifted or retro items with new items. It creates a very unique and fun look. The great thing about this piece is it is a one of a kind dress that you won’t see anyone else wearing. Part of the fun of wearing this dress is searching for it. It can be a fun hunt. Especially when you don’t have a lot of money in college, going to a thrift store with some friends and scoring some great deals can be a lot of fun. Plus it’s definitely smart shopping!

She styled her dress with a light cardiganedgy ripped jeans and heeled booties, which gives it the perfect casual but also “put together” look. Not a fan of thrifted clothes? Then find a cool patterned dress instead! Just like finding the perfect statement necklace, it’s just as important to find a couple statement dresses. They can be so versatile! You could wear the dress with leggings or tights for a fancier look and jeans if you want to dress it down. When you have a patterned dress, it’s smart to stick with minimal jewelry. This Fashionista wore a vintage, long necklace to complete her look.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “I like to buy anything with a unique pattern and that means florals typically. I’m also usually drawn to warm colors in clothes. A little floral always can liven up your outfit!”