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STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Pretty Girl Rock

STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Pretty Girl Rock

Too often I see young ladies layer on makeup and scarves and jewelry (earrings, necklace, headband and bracelets all in one frame). While I can appreciate the experimentation and expression as a rite of passage, there’s something to be valued about a classic look that isn’t trying too hard. Who doesn’t want to look effortless and elusive? Maybe that’s the secret to this whole thing: apply less effort. Maybe we can discover our personal style on those mornings when we only have 10 minutes to get ready. Think about it, what is already in your mind as a “go-to,” a staple, a piece that you know you love how it looks and fits? Maybe that’s when you’ve figured it out, when you don’t have to think about your clothing choices so much. When it just comes naturally.

When I look at this Fashionista’s outfit, I am reminded why, in some cases, less is more. Her look conjures the image of a rock-n-roll band groupie with an undeniable softness.

This Fashionista’s denim jeans are a staple of the classic, American uniform. You can’t have casual without denim. The black leather jacket is a piece that never goes out of style. In almost every era, there is some modification of the leather jacket. Her small nose accessory is a “prettier” member of the piercing family. The stud adds to the biker chic aesthetic. Her small ring is simple and beautifully accentuates her fingers. Converse. Need I say more? I’m convinced that Converse are every young person’s first love. Converse are the king of cool. This Fashionista’s fluffy locks make her look pretty and approachable. It starkly contrasts the toughness of her ensemble. This visual paradox rocks.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Less is more. Re-think excessive layering of accessories.”