STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: The Unconventional Canvas

How many artists are okay with the fashion industry printing their million-dollar artwork on inexpensive articles of clothing? Not many. But, Keith Haring once said, “If commercialization is putting my art on a shirt so that a kid who can’t afford a $30,000 dollar painting can buy one, then I’m all for it.” This Fashionista takes up Keith’s offer by donning his iconic style on her leggings. But, she doesn’t stop there! What works best with one bold pattern? More bold patterns!

Starting with the shoes, this Fashionista rocks some killer polka-dot Dr. Martens. The black and white in the shoes draw on the black and white in the leggings. Contrary to initial belief, these boots would look good with anything: solids, stripes, florals, famous artwork—you name it!

To balance out the patterns of the pants and shoes which have a more rounded look to them, she wears a baseball jacket with a very linear, geometric pattern. The colors in the jacket also draw out the colors in the leggings. This shape of the jacket is so in. It is especially ideal for early fall days when it is not yet necessary to wear a heavy jacket.

As many artists and style savvy people know, a solid amidst patterns can be just as bold as the pattern itself. The black T-shirt that peeks out from under the jacket provides a break between the many designs, allowing the other pieces to stand out.

What would this ensemble be without the marvelous accessories? This Fashionista continues the playful vibe with @ sign earrings and a single dice earing. They are both classic and modern elements that enrich the look. And her scrunchie is made of the same black and white polka-dot pattern as the Dr. Marten boots! How ingenious and mindful of this Fashionista for paying attention to all the small details.

Now, imagine this look without the red lipstick. It feels like something is missing, right? This pop of color works like an accessory. Without the lipstick, the outfit looks incomplete. With so much attention to detail paid in the clothing, an equal amount of attention to the makeup is just as important. The same case applies to hair! This Fashionista stuns with such fabulous hair colors and bangs. College is the ideal time to experiment—go for a change like this! Die your hair, give yourself bangs, show the world who you are—a beautiful piece of art.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “If people don’t need sunglasses when you walk by them, your outfit isn’t bright enough; the brighter the outfit the brighter the day!”