STYLE ADVICE: The Simple Things

Sometimes it feels like there is so much pressure when picking out an outfit, that every detail has to be perfect and layered. Every piece has to have some thought behind it, some reason, and, at times, are for more specific events than others. Sometimes the best outfits are not complicated at all, but simple, clean, and comfortable.

When I came across this Fashionista in downtown Athens, Georgia, her outfit struck me because it was just that: simple, clean, and comfortable. Making a pretty outfit, the navy T-shirt, mustard skirt, and brown wedged mules create an ensemble that allows this Fashionista to easily go from class to grabbing lunch downtown and then to work. It is versatile, and a cool pair of aviators help give a bit of an edge to the sweet braided design of her skirt.

Sometimes a solid T-shirt can seem like a challenge, as it is a really simple piece that is often found in a closet. We usually layer over it because it is seems so plain, but a simple necklace or a skirt can really help dress up a T-shirt. Even taking a jacket and tying it around the waist, can add some grunge flair to it.

A good, challenging, and simple piece can be just as fun to use, as much as a bunch of detailed layers. Fashion is just as much about fun, as it is about detail and meaning. Forget the pressure—and the haters—and go ahead and try something clean, simple, and ultimately comfortable.