Raymond Pettibon and Dolce & Gabbana: Too Extraordinary to be Ordinary

   It's very difficult for me to head to an event without finding some way to incorporate a quirky detail into my outfit. I have discovered along the way that it’s these little additions, such as a vintage hat or a bold accessory (even both), that have so deeply solidified my style, and have elevated each outfit from being too basic. As I mentioned a couple articles ago, there is nothing wrong with simplicity. It’s about finding an organic way to incorporate your essence in every outfit you wear and spicing them up with elements you love. 

  Let’s use the outfit featured here from Dolce and Gabbana’s Fall 2012 collection. Clearly not the most basic outfit to begin with, but a very clean and simplistic structure enhanced by the extraordinary use of detail. While this may be an extreme representation for some of you who don’t wish to be as loud, this is such a perfect visual for you to see how much leeway you actually have to play with before it becomes too “over the top.” 

Clothing from Dolce & Gabbana's Fall 2012 Ready to Wear Collection. View their site here.

Artwork by Raymond Pettibon. View his work here.