STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Stylish in Snakeskin

This Fashionista, a Psychology major at Georgia Tech, looks chic and approachable. Her delicate gold accessories ornament her flowy pink tank top, and her distressed jeans are cuffed to show off her single sole ankle strap heels. A closer look at her shoes reveals a peek of cream-colored snakeskin—a tasteful statement print added to the understated outfit.

Her strappy heels incorporate two fashionable trends: single sole ankle strap heels and snakeskin. The minimalist ankle strap sandals à la Manolo Blahnik are a timeless choice for polishing off a sleek look. This Fashionista’s outfit adds a modern twist—the classic, graceful sandals juxtapose with the casual boyfriend jeans. Her lace bralette peeking out of her tank top adds a bit of sex appeal to the sweet pastel color palette.

As soon as I saw this Fashionista my eyes went to her shoes. The cream-colored snakeskin strap on her sandals is an awesome pop of animal print. Snakeskin, or embossed reptile leather, seems to always come back in style; from neutral shades like this Fashionista’s look to the bright showstoppers of the Kenzo fall 2015 ready-to-wear collection. The best way to experiment with this style is in moderation; too much snakeskin can have you looking like a ‘70s glam-rock star. Snakeskin is often used in accessories like shoes, purses, watches and belts and can be found at every price-point from Forever 21 to Gucci.

This Fashionista shows her personality through her variety of jewelry. She has three dainty gold necklaces stacked with small gems and stones. Her delicate septum ring of the same gold color draws your gaze to her infectious smile. She is rocking multiple bracelets and a beautiful rose gold watch. Among her many rings is a large teal gem, adding a pop of color. What’s great about her outfit is that not only do her shoes and jewelry show off her alternative style, but her tank top and ripped jeans also perfectly highlight her back, thigh and behind-the-ear tattoos. This Fashionista was a lot of fun to shoot, and her parting fashion wisdom gives you a little peek into her down-to-earth charm.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Try to never wear a real bra. Wear anything Wednesday Addams would wear. Wear only what makes you feel good. Unless what makes you feel good is cargo shorts.”