Street Fashion 101: Color and Shine

The Budget Fashionista and try to learn a thing or two from stylish women on the street.

The Look: Designer pretty much from head to toe (Marc Jacobs, natch), in New York City.

For the Style File: With the holidays approaching, we thought it might be appropriate to focus on a little festive dressing. There’s no doubt about it—this look is shiny, bright and bold. We like, however, that she’s managed to keep it pulled together—the dress, being primarily black (though it looks grey here), is balanced nicely by the colored tights—which remains one of our favorite trends of the season. And with a dress and stockings that make such a statement, she’s wisely chosen accessories (basic black pumps, a simple geometric bangle bracelet) that compliment, not compete. We’re also loving her mod/pixie haircut, which makes wearing bold clothing even that much easier.