#InspiredByInStyle: Reader of the Week Alison Collins Embraces Frayed Edges

In this regular series, we demonstrate how our most avid readers sport the trends in our magazine. Look for it on What's Right Now every week, and be sure to try out a look or two yourself and tweet us a photo @InStyle using #inspiredbyinstyle. Today, we're featuring Reader of the Week and Prescribed To Fashion blogger Alison Collins.

Alison Collins of New York
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I'm a minimalist at heart (neutrals are my go-to), so I know better than anyone that, sometimes, the smallest details can make an outfit. November's "The Look: Click to Zoom" proved that, for fall, the detail is in the frayed edges. Raw, undone seams—a nod to the deconstruction trend we witnessed on the fall runways—instantly elevate a look without making it seem like you spent hours getting dressed in the morning. This Mango dress offered a subtle take on the style, and my trusty lace-up flats from Topshop added the perfect amount of polish for a jaunt downtown.

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