STYLE GURU STYLE: Empire State Of Mind

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Being no stranger to New York City, when I saw the 3.1 Phillip Lim spring 2013 collection, I was instantly enthralled. This collection embodies my ultimate personal style. It gives off a grunge vibe, with the use of many of my favorite fabrics like leather and denim. With moto jackets and sweatshirts intertwined into a hip style, there is no doubt that this collection is one of my favorites. My favorite part of this collection is what it’s most known for: the graphic shirts. In particular, the “I Love Nueva York” shirts. Available as a muscle tank, as well as, a T-shirt, these tops are a staple piece of this collection. With a cute play on the typical “I Love New York” shirts, the 3.1 Phillip Lim collection makes this graphic unique with cutting modifications and strategically placed gems.

When I first saw this collection, I knew that I had to have that shirt. As the collection consisted of many denim pieces as well, I paired the muscle tank with ripped boyfriend jeans, cuffed at the ankle. Playing off another trend in the collection, I tied a plaid button-down around my waist to add some color, as well as, some grunge-inspired style. To finish it off, I wore black slip-on sandals to give my look a more summery feel.

I have been inspired by the 3.1 Phillip Lim spring 2013 collection in so many ways. From the use of graphic shirts to carefully chosen denim pieces, this collection is full of inspiration for anyone wishing to incorporate a more grungy-inspired style into their daily look. From now on, I will definitely be pulling more outfit inspiration from this collection!

Get My Look: 1. A graphic tank top that makes a statement. 2. Boyfriend jeans cuffed at the ankle, of course. 3. A plaid button-down shirt to add a patterned accent.

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