I’m always one to fall for both sophisticated and casual pieces with an edge. What can I say? Maybe it’s an inner “good girl gone bad” thing (hello, Rihanna). The Balmain resort 2014 show definitely had edgy and sophisticated pieces. Overall, the look was street style taken to a whole other level of couture. Quilted jackets, houndstooth and denim paired with cap toe heeled booties powered the collection, radiating a true “good girl gone bad” essence. I absolutely couldn’t resist.
The overall trend this summer isn’t going anywhere, and thus I jumped on yet another bandwagon. These had been sitting in my closet for a while, so I decided to give them a go. I’m not going to lie—styling this outfit was a little difficult, considering it was out of my comfort zone. I took a white lace sleeveless blouse and tucked it into the shorts. Of course, with a top that revealing, I was going to need a bandeau; to complement the denim blue of the overalls, I went with a navy bandeau. For shoes, I added minimalistic and edgy black heels to up the sophistication factor. I had nothing cap toed, but I figured the metallic details on my shoes were a nice variation.
Sometimes the hair and makeup you decide to go with rounds out an outfit and adds what feels like more depth. I went with a high topknot—which, due to the intensely hot day, was starting to slump a little (I knew I should have used a styling product). As for makeup, there’s nothing better than winged eyeliner and a classic red lip. The wings and red lip add that bit of edge that I like when styling outfits.
Styling these overalls was tricky; I didn’t want to look like a lost five year-old. I think the edgy pieces (namely, the heels, the black collar on the lace top and the makeup) created a version of that “good girl gone bad” look that I was hoping for.