November 30, 2009
Fashionistas often mix hard and soft elements to create the perfect ensemble, such as mixing a flowing floral dress with classic black leather motorcycle jacket. For this upcoming holiday season, update your own sophisticated balance with mixing sharp metals and luxurious wintry fabrics.
This Fashionista flawlessly combines a cozy gray sweater dress with jagged studs adorning the shoulders, achieving a romantic yet tough look simultaneously. By mixing these contrasting textures, this Fashionista is also adding a bit of festive seasonal shine to her stunning outfit. Whether we like it or not, a refined version of those shoulder pads worn by your mother in 1980’s are back. Adding studs is a wearable alternative to the structured shoulders that protruded down the Fall 2009 runways in collections like Givenchy and Marc Jacobs.
To avoid looking like you just stepped off your Harley-Davidson, it is key to blend plush with hardened materials. Try this velvety tunic paired with black leggings or this bodycon dress both by Nasty Gal. For a bolder look, choose chunkier studs like the ones on this Qi cashmere dress for an edgy twist on the little black dress. Also try these sky-high Dolce Vita pumps, or for a more functional shoe, check out these navy flats by Fred Flare.