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WHAT TO WEAR: Smoothies and Stripes

WHAT TO WEAR: Smoothies and Stripes

The snow is melting, the birds are chirping, and free margaritas day is right around the corner (for those of us in the Northeast). Spring has almost sprung! I don’t know about you, but some of my favorite springtime activities are exploring new places, seeing the sights, and checking out different shops because spring is all about bringing in the new. On a recent early spring day, my friends and I headed to Manayunk, a neighborhood in Philadelphia, full of unique shops and adorable sights. While there, I spotted a Fashionista sporting the perfect season transitional/day about town look.

This Fashionista’s look was simple, yet trendy. She paired a striped crewneck sweater from Urban Outfitters with a black denim button-front skirt. She sported a pair of black suede ankle boots from Madewell with off-white frilly socks to complete her look. Her accessories added an extra flair to her outfit in a simple and tasteful way. She was wearing a necklace with a silver fortune cookie charm that she had picked up in a boutique in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. She was also wearing another unique piece of jewelry, a silver spoon ring, which she purchased at a boutique in Cincinnati. She drew attention with her sleek black leather crossbody bag which was the perfect size to tote everything one needs for a day on the town. Her look was perfect for her day of smoothie sipping, reading while soaking up the sun, and maybe some shopping.

The one major style tip to take away from her look is what a statement unique jewelry can make. When looking at her outfit, her necklace and ring draw the most attention even though they are so delicate. Quirky charms, like the fortune cookie, and notable pieces like the spoon ring, make for interesting conversation topics especially since she purchased them at small businesses. They’re also little reminders of a funny memory or something motivational. For this Fashionista, the fortune cookie charm symbolizes making your own luck—a little reminder for her when she needs a push. Adding one of a kind pieces like these to your wardrobe can add that extra flair you’ve been looking for. Head out to someplace new and shop this spring. I know I definitely will.