STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Sugar and Spice, Not Sugar or Spice

February 19th, 2016 at 2:10am

We, as humans, tend to stress out a lot over first impressions. This is because even though we are very complex beings, with many different sides to us, we live in a society where people are quick to judge. It only takes about 10 seconds of a first encounter with someone for them to form some type of opinion on you. This makes first encounters so nerve-wracking because how are you supposed to show every side of your unique personality in 10 seconds, when it took you years of growing up to realize them all for yourself?

Some people deal with this by choosing only one part of themselves to show when meeting someone new. This may take off some of the stress at the moment; however, it is not fair to you, or your incredibly unique personality, to choose favorites.

It may be hard to believe, but there is a way to express the many different sides of you all at once. The answer is fashion. In fashion, there is no rule that says, girly things only match with other girly things or edgy things only match with other edgy things. If you want to add a little sugar and spice to the mix, then go for it.

This Fashionista did just that. She expressed her whimsical, feminine side as well as her sassy, rock-loving side all in one perfectly blended look. The white and flowy short slip dress brings out the softer side of her, the leather jacket and black tights bring out the edgy side of her, and the bold, magenta lipstick and black boots sprinkle just the right amount of sass into her look. With a look like this she can express every part of her diverse personality, giving her the confidence to fully embrace any encounter she may face today with no stress at all.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Don’t ever think you need to confine yourself to one style of clothing. Elements from completely different styles can come together to create perfectly balanced style hybrids!”