STYLE GURU STYLE: Prints, Color, Fashion – Oh My

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The recent runway show from A Detacher was very mod chic. The pieces zig-zag between minimal and print and the unexpected details are what attract the eye. Looking at all the different pieces, it starts off with a simple black and white ensemble that transforms into prints and misplaced detailing that will make anyone want to get a solid outfit and detail it to the point of no return. From the zippers on the shoulders to the diamond cutout cardigans it made me want to cut out my sweaters and create unexpected prints on dresses. Mona Kowalska kept with her black and white palate, but she added some vibrant hints of burgundy, sky blue, royal purple and eggplant. The collection reminds me of a young fashionable girl who wants to play by the rules, but has to have a rebellious flare to her outfit.  I can definitely seeing Solange rocking some of the pieces for a performance in Brooklyn.

Mona Kowalska seemed to take inspiration from Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Katherine Hepburn. The jacket and suit combo, plaid two piece ensemble and diamond cutout cardigans looks similar to something both fashionable women would wear. What made me love this collection were the way how she played with prints on dresses, jackets, and skirts. I tend to shy away from printed and colorful pieces for fear of looking to loud but Kowalska shows that you can do both and still look chic.

So today, I decided to take a risk and try prints and color. Wanting something bold I opted for a a two piece geometric print outfit similar to Look 11 in the collection. To keep the outfit from being overbearing I kept my accessories simple with gold jewelry and black Jackie O-inspired round sunglasses. My brown sandals and purse tied the outfit together.

This spring 2014 ready to wear collection inspired me to want to be bolder with my wardrobe.  I can still wear black but adding an unexpected print with color will take the outfit up a notch.

Get My Look: 1. Matching printed top and shorts. 2. Round sunglasses. 3. Simple sandals and matching purse.

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