STYLE GURU STYLE: Swimming In Prints

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Clover Canyon’s resort 2015 collection incorporated a number of colors, bold prints and symbols. At first I was taken back a bit with one particular floor length gown that had flowers and stripes. Bold, yet elegant, this dress captured my attention. This summer as an intern at the Florida State Attorney Office I have the dilemma of learning how to be chic and classy be. This collection’s appropriate length dresses and skirts made me think that maybe office attire doesn’t have to be a black dress pant with a white shirt. The show captured my attention more and more as it progressed. A knee length dress with no shoulders that had more dark colors particularly stood out. Immediately I saw that the concept of this dress was a lot like the ever classic little black dress. However, just by adding some prints and mixture of colors the classic look was transformed.

I was quickly inspired by the designs on the clothes. Today I took inspiration from a piece from Clover Canyon’s look 15. It that had what appeared to be a bird and feathers printed on it. I took that inspiration and mixed it with the collection’s general flowing feeling. My look today started off with a dress that had a print that varied throughout it; focusing especially on a contrast in the bottom and top much like Clover Canyon’s pieces. Throughout the line the models are shown wearing gold sandals. I instead substituted this with golden beaded flip flops. I felt like the jewelry free look was not going to work for me. So I wore classic pearl earrings that added a nice feminine touch while wearing my Movado watch that never leaves my side. All together the look seems laid back, but appropriate. I learned that with a bold pattern, not much more is needed. This look is easy and comfortable!

I may have been instantly intrigued by the lengths and elegance of Clover Canyon’s collection at my first glance, but the boldness is what stuck with me. In today’s fashion world, it seems that to be bold collections incorporate dramatic cut lines or lace that shows too much. However in the Clover Canyon line there was  just the right mixture of floral with stripes to achieve boldness. This collection reminded us that Fashionistas can be bold and classy.

Get my look: 1. A dress that has prints that vary in the top and bottom 2. Bright gold shoes 3. A simple modern watch.


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