At this point it’s been said a million times but good advice bears repeating: A great outfit is about the right balance of shapes. If you wear baggy on top, wear fitted on the bottom (and vice versa). I used to think that was just something style experts say when they can’t think of anything else (and that could be true too), but I’ve found it to be true. If I had worn boyfriend jeans with this tunic and jacket, I would’ve looked like an Olsen twin, and if I had worn a tight top with these leggings I would’ve looked like a skank. (This is why no one hires me as a style expert. Saying “Remember to balance” is more helpful than saying “Don’t be an Olsen or a skank.”)
I decided to try extending the whole balancing logic and paired a dainty bracelet with an oversized watch. Pretty cute, right? Well I found out pretty quickly that the dainty bracelet just gets stuck underneath the oversized watch over and over. I spent most of the school day adjusting my accessories. I might not have absorbed much from class, but I did learn an important lesson about bracelets. So I’m going to call it a win.
*Shirt purchased with gift card provided courtesy of H&M; watch provided courtesy of Timex; bracelet provided courtesy of Asos