STYLE GURU STYLE: '70s, Summer & Sun hats

July 13th, 2015 at 2:00am

Sophie Mechaly appropriately gathered inspiration for her Paul & Joe spring 2015 ready-to-wear line from her family vacations to Saint Tropez. She took Mexican influence in her patterns and textiles while clashing them with a hippie aesthetics seen in her floppy hats and fringe jackets. This odd combination struck well with Parisians and created an exciting new look that any woman would be able to wear right off the runway.

Stealing inspiration from her runway show I went out and sought to purchase a floppy hat of my own. Although it sounds like a simple task, finding the correct hat was not so easy. After trying on many hats I finally found one that was the perfect size and shape to look chic while still doing its job of protecting me from the sun. This is also a great purchase because it can make an outfit more edgy or do the exact opposite and work for a casual day at the beach.

I paired my black floppy hat with a striped T-shirt dress that has a little shape. By buying a dress with a little shape I make sure to still have a figure under all the fabric and horizontal stripes. Also, showing a little leg is a good way to compensate for having a completely covered head.

On my feet I am wearing my favorite pointy-toed sandals with a gold studded ankle strap. Pointy flats and heels are making a huge comeback in street wear. Although they can be incredibly uncomfortable as a reminder that they went out of style for a reason, a good way to stay comfortable in them is buying a half size up. This way you can function while wearing this new and edgy trend. Lastly, I threw on a long necklace and a jean jacket to make the outfit lighter and more appropriate for a summer day.

Get My Look: 1. Floppy hat. 2. T-shirt dress. 3. Pointy-toed flats.