I like mixing up styles. Whether it's something preppy with something edgy or something ultra casual with something structured, I just like mixing up textures and styles to give my outfits something different that what you would normally expect.
I remember reading in Seventeen magazine when I was a freshman year in high school about a fashion tip based off an outfit Selena Gomez wore. The tip said to pair a loose graphic tee with a nice and neat pencil skirt. The casual and loose look of the graphic tee and the fitted, fancier pencil skirt balanced the outfit together.
So here I am, 7 years later, recreating my own version of the outfit. And I must say, I still agree completely with that tip.