TREND: Back to Basics

After the brutal weather we’ve experienced here in Boston over the past few months, the slightest increase in temperature feels like a wave of tropical heat. Don’t let the mounds of snow fool you-on the day I spotted this Fashionista braving the elements sans coat, it was about 40 degrees outside. That’s a welcomed change from the bone-chilling snowstorms that have plagued BU’s campus since we came back from winter break.

This Fashionista chose a classic and low-key ensemble for this bright, sunny day. She looks effortless in an oversized white button down. This top looks androgynous in this picture, but up close you can see feminine detail-it’s made out of a gauzy, silk material. Over it, she opts for a black knit cardigan. The puffy sleeves make up for the lack of a puffy winter jacket. On bottom, she dons her favorite dark wash skinny jeans and knee-high black leather boots.

She jazzes up her basics by throwing on a long, bejeweled necklace. On one wrist, she threw on a bunch of bangles, and on the other wrist she buckled on her favorite watch.

While this particular day did not call for a coat, we all know that Boston weather can be quite unpredictable. I would recommend keeping a lightweight jacket just in case. The Peter Mock Neck Bomber Coat from Alice + Olivia or the Giorgio Brato Biker Jacket from Free People would look great layered over a classic, chic ensemble such as this Fashionista’s.

Whether the weather calls for bundling up or stripping down, you can’t go wrong with classic basics.
 

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TREND: Back to Basics

Week after week it seems that the Style Guru's are continuously emphasizing lighter colors for the heat (particularly with the always-humid city of New York). With fall trends beginning to sprout in department and boutique stores, it seems that the transitioning trends have been sticking to the basics of light tones and colors. With beige as one of my favorite year-round colors, I have always seen it as a great basic color to mix and match different tones and patterns in any season. I love how this Fashionista is wearing an elegant beige dress complimented with big, light-pink buttons down the front, which created a free, effortless feel. Simple, yet classy. The Fashionista's use of a gorgeous gold detailed brown vintage clutch completes a truly chic look. The brown suede demonstrates the versatility of a beige dress, perfect for the start of fall. I love how the dress is loose with a tied belt around the waist to add a bit more of femininity to the look. The light color works great as a light tone for summer, or mixed with a darker tone for fall. With the appearing transition of trends for the seasons, opting for beige is a great bet, and investment! For another great dress, try this fitted cut-out dress. Utilizing the basic beige-brown combination, adding a classic brown long-strapped bag (can be used as a clutch or messanger bag!) works wonderfully with the upcoming seasonal change, and is a cute look around campus!

I also find this Fashionista's use of the white strappy sandals as a phenomenal way of creating a more casual look to the outfit. The fusion of white and beige are a simple, yet classic combination for a versatile look. As an avid wearer of heels, white strappy heels create an even more savvy feel. The different mix of basic tones from her beige and green bangles to the strappy shoes with laces are truly chic and a great trend for the end of the summer and transition into fall. This Fashionista's well thought-out attire, without creating a too matchy-matchy look, truly demonstrate what a real Fashionista she is!

Hint: For other great colors to compliment beige in the season change, try red, navy, or even black.

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