TREND: Less is Always More

Too often we tend to over-accessorize our outfits, which may be our greatest downfalls as Fashionista/os. Pairing a few bold accessories is great but sometimes it may be overwhelming and the items may be competing. Remember even Coco Chanel advised us on how to edit ourselves before we walk out the door. She always mentioned to take one accessory off before you leave the house, which is a helpful reminder that minimalism is key. Now I know this rule does not apply for everyone or in every circumstance but it should not be a forgotten rule when accessorizing.

This Fashionista listened well when she got ready this morning. She kept her outfit simple by not over-accessorizing with jewelry but instead did it with color. Overall the outfit is monotone in color. However, that is not always a bad thing. By wearing a solid navy blue skirt she was able to pair a white striped top in which the blue hues in the shirt compliment the skirt. For a similar look, try a darker colored skirt like this one from Urban Outfitters or this pastel lace top, which will create the same effect. 

Now instead of loading on the jewelry, this Fashionista decided to accessorize with her shoes. These bold red TOMS shoes add that unexpected dose of color to the outfit. These shoes make a statement by themselves but they also coordinate with the rest of her outfit. TOMS are everywhere on campus because they are casual and they are the perfect essential to accessorize. Even Coco Chanel herself would be proud of this outfit!

Hint: If you’re looking for a pair of unique shoes, try these silver glitter TOMS or purchase a pair of white TOMS and hand paint your own design. The best part of purchasing a pair of TOMS shoes is that with every purchase the company will donate a pair of new shoes to a child in need!

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