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Fashion: Five days, five outfits

By: Tinsley Tullos

Do you ever feel like you are beginning to wear the same old thing, day after day? Maybe it is time re-evaluate your wardrobe. Are you wearing that same pair of Steve Madden combat boots too often with an equalizing tough feel throughout the outfit? Try incorporating them into a feminine outfit for example; a long flowing skirt and a sheer blouse. Take those everyday pieces and contort them into different styles.

Are you wearing that same pair of Steve Madden combat boots too often with an equalizing tough feel throughout the outfit? Try incorporating them into a feminine outfit for example; a long flowing skirt and a sheer blouse. Photo courtesy if Google images

First up; a pair of 70’s style pants. A wide-leg, high wasted pair of pants, preferably a dark color, is one of my favorite pieces this season. Match them up with a crewman’s sweater, a pair of booted heels and a couple of large rings. Try placing one of the rings on your index finger; it is easier to show off a statement piece of jewelry with a predominant finger placement. When outside of school, add a large-brimmed hat or a fun clutch. If one does not have this exact style pant, one is free to substitute a pair of dark-washed flared denim.

While colored pants are not my first choice, they have the ability to create a great balance of trendy and classic when paired right. Take a bright hued pair of jeans or slacks and accompany them with a sheer, ruffled quarter length blouse. Choose a style of printed flats, and one is sure to top of the outfit. If one does not have a colored pant, one can alternate with a brightly colored skirt.

Owning a pink suit would be ideal, but for those of us who do not, another option would be well suited. Try a lightly colored blazer with a white tank top tucked into a pair of dark colored slacks, either black or navy. Add a pair of nude or brown stacked heels, if one will remember from the last article, and throw up your hair to provide a not-so-tried look.

Take the combat boot idea mentioned earlier, and turn it into a soft but hard look. Confused? Gradually mix in the darker colors with the lighter colors. Still confused? Attempt to pair a light colored top with a medium grey scaled skirt, black patterned pair of tights and a few dark colored accessories. Include the boots and one has got the look under control: feminine but with a rocker’s edge. If one does not own a pair of combat boots, one can substitute with a different style of dark colored shoes.

Most high school aged girls, too afraid to throw out their entire middle school wardrobe, have a denim jacket hiding somewhere in their possession. One can achieve great use out of the jacket (if able to find) by letting it partake in a mixed hued denim outfit. Wear a black and white striped sweater underneath the jacket, and then add a pair of darker denim bottoms. Finish the outfit off with a riding boot and a middle part.

I had only hoped that by the outfit samples provided, I could send a slight amount of encouragement in the time of feeling “stuck” when it comes to one’s wardrobe. One should take away a sense of how to incorporate her favorite pieces in a new and innovative way. We all have our favorite outfits, but reevaluation is necessary in moments like these.

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