5 Tricks to Add Some Modern Flair to Your Looks with Michelle Madsen

Modern style is all about updating the classics that will set you apart from the rest. Mind behind the Take Aim blog, Michelle Madsen is a style blogger from Downtown Los Angeles known for her effortlessly cool style with a mix of modern touches. Regardless of your personal style, keep on reading to scoop some tricks from her.

  1. Make your favorite denim pieces chic and dressy.

denim jeans with chic off shoulder top

white dress with denim jacket jeans with red sandals and silk scarf denim wrap dress with plain top

If you’re a fan of casual dressing for where your jeans are normally paired with graphic tees, it’s time to update your look. To get a modern style, skip those flared jeans, Canadian Tuxedo outfits, denim-on-denim-outfit, button-front skirt, and culottes that scream retro. Like Michelle, going for a pair of skinny jeans teamed with an off shoulder blouse, or jeans-and-tee outfit dressed up with silk scarf and red sandals can be enough to add some modern flair to your street style. Going for neat denim skirts, whether it’s an A-line, pencil, or wrap style will make your casual style dressy.

  1. Go for head-to-toe neutral over monochromatic minimalist look.

black A-line maxi dress with leather tote white shift dress with leather bag nude dress with hat nude culottes with white shirt and loafers

If you’re a minimalist and a fan of monochromatic dressing, it’s time to level up your looks without drawing away from your personal style. Like Michelle, stick to the neutral palette but go for modern combinations like nude and white or nude with black which looks minimal at the same time. Brown, camel, beige and such are part of the earthy palette that looks ethnic, so you may limit them on your accessories like Michelle did.

  1. Add some structure to your bohemian style.

denim culottes with white top peasant dress with saddlebag frayed culottes with boxy top

Bohemian fashion is known for free-flowing silhouettes, fringes, tassels, and suede. Like Michelle, you can modernize your style by teaming your bohemian pieces with boxy silhouettes like a structured top with frayed denim culottes. Or, switch to neutral shades of white, cream, and black while keeping the bohemian silhouettes on your outfit.

  1. Make your modern classic style edgy yet sophisticated.

mini skirt with lightweight top white sweater with peep toe shoes structured skirt with leopard print top modern classic outfit with architectural pumps

Modern classic style is a mix of timeless pieces worn in a modern way with architectural structures and edgy details. Like Michelle, think of chic jogger pants that can go well with your color blocked blouse, and dress it up with architectural pair of heels and box clutch. Or, go for a leopard print sweater teamed with a structured skirt and edgy shoes. Just keep your accessories sophisticated and modern to dress up your classic pieces effortlessly.

  1. Go for a breezy feminine style.

tiered skirt with chic button down blouse ruffled off shoulder dress ruffled maxi dress floral print skirt with tank top culottes with off shoulder top

A feminine look is known for ruffles, frills, soft fabrics, and floral prints that you might consider adding to your style. Like Michelle, add some breezy vibe to your summer looks with a ruffled shift dress, off-shoulder blouse, floral print skirt, and tiered skirt. By heeding these tricks from Michelle, you’ll be able to add some modern flair to your existing style effortlessly.

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