STYLE GURU STYLE: Neutral Contrast And Combinations

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Lisa Perry is not holding back in her resort 2015 collection. Many people have the misconception that the black and white combination is boring. This could not be further from the truth, especially in this resort collection. Lisa Perry is showing off fun fits, prints and textures that create exciting looks.

This resort 2015 collection begins with purely white combinations, some incorporating geometric and striped textures.  Next, the collection shifts into black and white ensembles. Many of the fabrics seen throughout these looks are textured, adding to the visual appeal. Prints are not far behind. These simple black and white ensembles are then transitioned into large-scale prints encompassing many of the continuing looks. To add color, Lisa Perry finishes the collection with tangerine orange. She incorporates this color into variations of looks previously seen, in order to create ensembles with vibrant and exciting moods.

Staying on track with the black and white combinations, I chose to incorporate Lisa Perry’s use of geometric textures and color contrast into my inspired look. Creating a polished look does not always call for excessive pieces and parts. In this case, my look is created by combining only three major components.

My look begins with a white dress. This dress appears to be lace, but instead of the usual floral texture of lace, this dress has a triangular texture. This triangular texture is consistent with that of a texture shown in the resort collection. I then contrasted the white dress by pairing it with solid black heels. The crossing of the straps on the heels add to the look’s geometric effect. The final piece of the look is a simple clutch. In this case, I continued the contrast with the black and white striped bag with gold accents.

By keeping the ensemble simple in its components but dramatic in its texture and contrast, I achieved a look perfect for many summer occasions. All that is left is a cool pair of sunnies, and then I’m off to whatever summer soirée is thrown my way.

Get My Look: 1. Textured white dress. 2. The perfect contrasting clutch. 3. Strappy black heels.


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