Classic Meets Modern Style with Amy Arnold

A classic style is timeless, but if wish to keep up with current trends, you must know how to refresh your looks without being a slave to trends. Mind behind the Straight A Style, Amy Arnold is a style blogger known for her classic meets modern style perfect for working women and casual-chic gals. She leans toward wearable, mixable pieces with clean lines without a ton of color or print. To get some tricks on how to get a classic at the same time modern style, keep on reading for Amy’s tricks.

Refresh your classic outfits with modern accessories.

black outfit with mercury sunglasses wedge pumps with abstract print top and skinny pants striped skirt with white blouse and graphic print clutch printed sandals with striped dress

pink sandals with boxy culottes and classic top denim dress with color blocked boots

Try adding some updated touches to your classic outfits like turtlenecks, pencil skirts, blazers, button-down shirts, shift dresses and such with modern accessories. Like Amy, you may simply revamp your classic jumpsuit with a metallic belt, snake print sandals, and mercury sunglasses without looking flashy on your street looks. Also, switching your black pumps with a pair of printed pumps or brightly-colored sandals can be enough to make your classic style a bit contemporary. Box clutches, graphic print clutches, structured bags and such can be enough to add some spice to your dull outfits.

Mix classic silhouettes with modern structures.

black top with asymmetric slit skirt victorian top with denim shorts victorian blouse with flared pants peter pan collared blouse with full skirt lace top with flared pants cold shoulder top with jeans

A classic style may sound too corporate at times while modern style usually embodies an over-the-top look. To balance your outfit, think of teaming your classic silhouettes with modern structures. Like Amy, think of teaming your Victorian blouse with a pair of palazzo pants in a bright shade that will refresh your looks. Or, think of adding some casual vibe to your classic white blouse by teaming it with a pair of denim shorts making your street style effortlessly cool for the summer.

Give some modern twists to your classic prints.

checkered dress with fringed sandals striped dress with checkered coat polka dots skirt with checkered top and denim jacket matching separates with animal print  slip on sandals checkered tulip skier with black top and cobalt blue bag

Classic prints like houndstooth, checks, stripes, and polka dots may be timeless, but they easily get boring depending on how you’re going to style them. Since print mixing is all the rage right now, think of mixing your classic prints for a more updated look. Remember, classic prints can be treated as a neutral so you don’t have to worry looking too quirky or daring on your outfits. Like Amy, refresh your striped dress by teaming it with a checkered blazer or jacket which will make your style modern without taking away the classic theme from you. Also, wearing a pair of animal print sandals with your striped outfit can also look modern without breaking the fashion rules of mixing prints obviously.

Incorporate some throwback trends to your street looks.

off shoulder ruffled dress with wedge sandals off shoulder blouse with flared jeans lace dress with fringe heels fringed top with suede skirt and lace up sandals crop top with full skirt and embroidered clutch cold shoulder dress with strappy sandals

Some details like bows, flares, fringes, tassels, ruffles, and cut-outs can be great to add some flair to your classic-meets-modern style. Some of the details especially flares, tassels, and fringes are throwback trends from the seventies that are now current on our times. Just go for ones that you feel comfortable in and don’t wear those that don’t flatter you. This way, you’ll create a personalized and updated classic-meets-modern look without being a slave to trends.

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