I often forgo simplicity in my personal style. Honestly, my love of crazy prints and bright accessories is just too strong to entertain the thought of dressing otherwise. But Narciso Rodriguez’s spring 2014 ready-to-wear collection opened my eyes to the idea of simple elegance. The collection’s palette of black and white worked beautifully with clean lines and structured hems to create a sleek, modern-meets-classic look. To enhance the collection’s elegance, each look was paired with a strappy, black pointy-toe heel. This single accessory seemed to transform even the simplest of Rodriguez’s shift dresses into complete, sophisticated looks.
I decided to give this simple elegance thing a try by adopting a bit of Narciso Rodriguez’s aesthetic into my own wardrobe. I created this look by pairing a loose-fitting white T-shirt with a black structured linen blazer. This classic color-block combination is surprisingly bold and looks super polished. To keep my look summery and casual, I half tucked the white T-shirt into a pair of cut-off denim shorts. Of course this look would not be complete without a pair of black pointy-toe shoes to tie it all together. I opted for a suede pair with one simple ankle strap to give my look a hint of polish. Only minimal accessories are needed for this pared-down style; I wore my tortoise watch and spiky gold statement cuff for a little shine.
See, even the biggest print and color enthusiasts can rock the simple model off-duty look. Just channel Narciso Rodriguez’s spring 2014 ready-to-wear collection to piece together one of your own. Black and white, structured separates and one killer pair of pointy-toe pumps? That’s getting style to the point.