STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: The Importance of Subtlety

October 19th, 2016 at 2:00am
STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: The Importance of Subtlety

If you’re like me, little things get you excited more than they probably should. That was the case with this Fashionista. What caught my eye at first was her all-black ensemble. It wasn’t until we began shooting that I realized that her pants were actually a dark mulberry. It was such a slight difference and it gave me goosebumps! Her sandals were fantastic and in a style that I had never seen before to boot.

I’m easily the first person to admit that I hate the combinations of black and navy, or black and dark brown or really black with any other dark color. In this case, however, I thought this color combination actually worked well, especially with how popular monochromatic is this year. It’s a trend that, not going to lie, I’m not the biggest fan of. I’ve seen too many people who wear black-on-black, but with every piece of clothing a different shade of black, and a hundred shades of all wrong.

This Fashionista blew me away with her styling because of how simple and casual i t was (which is always a plus) while still being trendy. If I can bring my art background into this, she succeeded in composing a strong outfit. From her top to her shoes, your eye was led to the next garment. That’s something I really appreciate in an outfit, and something I love about clothing in general. You don’t always need flashy clothes and designer labels to be able to bring attention to yourself and your style. All you really need is that tiny, little, something. A little bit of subtlety can go a long way.