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The name “Cara Delevingne” has been on the tips of tongues of those who love a little wild when it comes to fashion and trends. The waif-like model is the face of Burberry Beauty and has been seen on the catwalks of some of the major names out there including Oscar de la Renta, Burberry and Dolce and Gabbana. Fashion is her world, and she once said that once you’re surrounded by it, you can’t help feeling like you have some of your own ideas and expressions. This is the mark of a trendsetter.
Her style is completely unique, her fresh face and goofy attitude reminds us of when we had no worries, and life was purely fun. At the same time she has an ability to be completely demure and mysterious, it’s what makes her so interesting. She seems to have an attitude of “I wear what I want, when I want” and the little bundle of energy that she is will make her one of the most stimulating people to be around, and to keep watch for. Her unwavering confidence is seen in her ability to make any time into a good time, and to wear whatever she wants, and makes it look amazing.
From beanies to cropped sweaters, jeans and jackets to high-tops, Cara keeps her look comfortable but somehow makes it edgy and sassy. She is pure girl and pure fun. Get that “Cara” look by throwing on a beanie, a vintage tee and your favorite skinnys and booties or sandals. Make it pop by wearing fun colors and mixing textures. A chunky gold necklace and a beanie, like her look to the left, makes a statement because of how opposite the two are. Relaxed vs classy. Check out some more of her looks below!
Here’s an excuse to post more pics from the photo shoot that had gone into hiding, but have been found!
I love Meeks’ look in this because of the textures and color scheme. The reason her outfit works is because the silver heels and gold sparkly shirt are both subtle but provide a fun aspect. The cardigan dresses the whole bit down just enough and gives it that final completeness that it needed; it also tones down the flashy. The red hat gives it that necessary pop of color that brings it to life. Her outfit has just the right amount of movement, balanced with the sleekness of the leggings and the heels. Her loose wavy hair takes it from splashy to cozy and comfortable. Ready for winter! Had she wanted to dress up her outfit, all she would need is a wool pea-coat with a fur collar, but very sleek.
Ladies, don’t be afraid to experiment! If the whole texturing thing seems daunting then try something that’s minimal in color, but has lots of texture. You can add the color aspect later when you’re comfortable with the texturing aspect. An idea for subtle texturing (if you don’t think you can pull off something as bold as Meeks’) is to pair black leggings, a dark colored/no print oversized sweater (roll up the sleeves a little, and tuck in a little piece in the front,) and a fun colored heel or flat. Alternatively, do a black boot then add a colored beanie or fun accessories.
If leggings aren’t your deal, then try for instance a black flowy short skirt with black tights, a colored shoe and a tight fitting black long sleeved shirt tucked in. Or do a black shoe and a fun top. That way your color scheme isn’t too crazy but you have lots of movement with the skirt. Add some spice to that by throwing on a black leather jacket.
Fellas, not sure how to put together an outfit that doesn’t consist of a tank, shorts and boat shoes for the soon approaching chill? Here’s how to not be the guy at Thanksgiving this year still living in the Endless Summer.
When it comes to chilly weather, layering is key. The way to pull that off while still hanging on to your dignity is by paying attention to colors first, then textures (whether it’s knit, cotton, leather etc). Your outfit doesn’t necessarily have to match, it just has to “go”. Start with a tee, then throw on a vintage denim shirt, throw on a knit sweater over that (can either be chunky or not, depending on the look you’re going for. Chunky is more cozy and relaxing, the other a little classier). Finish the look with the coat of your choice.
Alternatively, you could try layering flannel under your denim shirt and a tee under that for extra texture. Accessories are an easy way to add layer as well, even if they’re just peeking out. A watch with a few bracelets is always a good look, or a beanie etc. Roll up your jeans and do fun socks with brogues, oxfords, desert boots, work boots etc and your layering 101 is complete. Try looking for shirts that have some fun to them, whether it’s an aztec pattern, a good wash, or great material. Sweaters are great for layering as well, so invest in a few different ones and your wardrobe will be much easier to work with.
Remember to try new things!