Coco Chanel’s quote, “Once you’ve dressed, and before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off,” is a fashion rule that I swear by. I love to simplify things and get them down to saying exactly what needs to be said and nothing more. That is probably one of the reasons this Fashionista’s outfit stood out to me immediately.

She looks polished, chic, feminine and expensive all at the same time. In my opinion, this has a lot to do with her minimal yet fashionable look. The shift dress has a sporty essence to it, but at the same time looks dressy. Sporty looks are very popular right now, and this is a great way to incorporate that idea without just wearing a pair of sneakers with a nicer outfit. That is THE thing to do right now, and I love it, but this is a great alternate option.

The black and white palette was also an eye catcher. If you are going to do black and white, you have to own it. This Fashionista definitely did. From her shoes to her backpack, she stuck with it. The simplicity of the backpack compliments the look very well.  The simplicity of the the details was spot on for me. This is a look I will be replicating.

How To: Imitating this look can be done with a simple black and white, or even black OR white, shift dress. The sleek backpack is key to nailing this look. With the cooler season upon us, a pair of close toed flat shoes can be worn instead of sandals.