February 26th, 2009
How do you construct an outfit that’s at once youthful and sophisticated? It’s simple: just mix and match, combining refined pieces with those with a more casual feel. Whatever your age, you can utilize this fashion tip to adjust your style to however young at heart you feel! Here’s a fashion formula that illustrates how to mix and match classic and casual pieces:
1. Start with a youthful piece: an embellished tee. Note how the ever so slight tint and the rose embellishment elevate it beyond a simple casual tee.
2. Add to the playfulness of the youthful tee with a brightly colored cardigan. The cheery orange color pairs well with the warm tinted tee and makes the outfit feel more accessible.
3. Bring on the polish with a couple of tailored pieces: a sailor inspired peacoat and a tweed pencil skirt.
4. Add accessories with a harder edge to counterbalance the youthfulness of the embellished tee and the bright sweater. A slouchy heeled boot and a zippered tote bag do the trick.
How would you mix and match classic and casual pieces? Share your style with us in the comments!