Good outfits always start with one statement piece, it could be a bold necklace, a gorgeous new patterned shirt or a vintage leather skirt from the 80’s. It can be anything that stands out a little, the centre of your outfit. Always try to match a colour in the statement piece if they are, for example, printed pants, for the top you can either go for the safe options (black and white, duh) or you can match colours. For example: If the print is pink, green, black, yellow and green, (remember its just an example…) the main colour is black and the colour that you can see the least is green, you can wear a green top. The reason is that having a green top will make the green in the pants more obvious.
“Style is primarily a matter of instinct.” ~Bill Blass
If you chose a bold necklace as your statement piece you need to think about the different elements of your outfit, if you are wearing pants or a skirt then wear it with a high collared shirt, preferably with some sort of pattern on it. I recently bought a necklace made of big neon pink triangles. I wore it with a high collared shirt that had black and white polka dots on it, tucked into a high-waisted leather skirt and some white converse sneakers (not the high top ones). I did my hair in a fishtail braid to the side.
A few weeks ago i bought a trendy cropped denim jacket but the design was very full on and it took a while to figure out how to wear it exactly. I ended up wearing it with a tight black skirt and a plain white tank top and tomato red high-top converse sneakers. On another occasion i wore it with the same top but i wore black country road leggings and my purple dr.martans eight-ups which i love dearly.
My FAVOURITE statement piece is definitely my cropped floral jeans which i have worn countless times. i wear them with a mustard yellow top because there is only a little of that colour in the jean design (see the first paragragh) and some cream sandals. i wear my hair in a sleek high ponytail.
I hope these tips have helped. :)
“Fashions fade, style is eternal.” -Yves Saint Laurent