Stay away from name brands.
No names should be splattered, well, anywhere on you. Vague is vogue. Think anti-mainstream.
Grab a slouchy beanie.
'Nuff said. Pick a pop of color that compliments your complexion...do you look amazing in plum? cream? blue?
Get a bit of plaid in there would ya?
Top off a (fairly) loose tee with a plaid shirt. Voila!
Speaking of tops...
Think high/low, denim!, crew necks, extra long cardigans, cozy knit sweaters, and anything billowy/flowy.
Get your skinnies on!
Black-rimmed glasses (they sell non-prescription ones at Claire's and The Icing), scarves (one in every color!), Keds, flat ankle boots, a bow tie necklace perhaps...I really could go on...
Don't try too hard. :)
I am guilty of this. I often put together a look and it's just too...matchy-matchy...too pristine. There is such a thing. You want to leave a piece missing and enjoy the incomplete puzzle. The fabulous Coco Chanel reminds us of this in her widely-repeated quote "When accessorizing, always take off the last thing you put on."
H&M is now officially open at Meadowood Mall! Someone (me) is excited. There are also fabulous finds online with brands like ASOS, American Apparel, and Urban Outfitters. There's no need to spend alot of money on a new wardrobe though...that's one of the great things about the style. It may be better if you don't spend more than $5 on an outfit, and that's a rare concept in the world of fashion. You can find amazing pieces at thrift stores around town or at bargain stores like Ross.
You now have the basics - Now go be your cool self.
Until next time!
Cheers from 775 Fashion Avenue
|How could I not...I mean, really. :)|