Does today’s wild world not call for an equally wild wardrobe? Set fire to the fashion norm by following these simple guidelines, and you’ll find yourself in a look that is as modernly chic as it is daringly different.
No White After Labor Day
For seasons, designers have covered their runways with colorless couture, a trend that easily translates from the catwalk to the sidewalk. Winter whites provide a fresh break from the standard dark colors of the season; besides, why deprive yourself of such a great neutral? Just remember to keep the material seasonally appropriate. While lighter weight fabrics like linen should probably meet the mothballs, heavier fabrics like denim can be worn well into the colder climate.
White jeans can be paired with a classic black turtleneck and statement jewelry for a look that is timelessly chic.
No Denim on Denim
Pair vibrant jeans (may I suggest mint, perhaps?) with a darker wash denim vest to work the color-blocking trend into this look. Doubling up on blue denims is possible, but make sure the pieces are different washes so you don’t wind up looking like you’re wearing a heinous denim suit.
Style the look with a boyfriend watch, studded bag, leather belt, and matching strappy wedges to play up the toughness of the look while still keeping it feminine.
No Mixing Brown or Navy with Black
The key to defying this statue lies in the intention behind the pairing. Make sure the ensemble has a healthy dose of both colors to avoid looking like you got dressed in the dark. If you don’t want to make it look like you threw on brown shoes with a black dress by accident, anchor the piece with a brown belt.
The same goes for navy. While navy socks with black shoes will surely alert the fashion police, a black blazer and purse paired with a navy dress will have heads turning in a good way. Texture is also a great way to pull off this look.
No Mixing Prints
It's a frightening fad to go for, but once you get the hang of print mixing, it will revolutionize your style. When you can begin to construct combos that you've never tried before, your potential looks increase dramatically and you'll impress your friends with seeming ease.
Another way to accomplish this is by pairing animal prints together. To keep from looking like a jungle woman, make sure one print is more literal while the other is a more artistic interpretation. Play with the juxtaposition of prints and once you find the perfect pair, your look will be interesting and modern.
By: Will Heitert