Fall Winter Fashion Formula #7: Youthful Elegance

February 26th, 2009

Omiru Fall Winter Capsule Wardrobe: #7
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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!

Entry Filed under: Ready Made Outfits, Women

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sal  |  February 26th, 2009 at 7:57 am

    Just adore this set, and the underlying concept. I love mixing graphic tees with dressier pieces, but many of my tees are more punchy than femme-y. This combo appeals to my girly side.

  • 2. Huong  |  February 26th, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    I’m glad I stumbled upon your site! love it!

  • 3. Trisha  |  February 26th, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Great outfit, and thanks for showing us via the link. It’s a great look for you, Sal!

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