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STYLE GURU STYLE: A Blast From the Past

A little over one month ago, Sarah Burton, the creative director for Alexander McQueen, unveiled her latest spring 2016 ready-to-wear collection. To say that it was jaw dropping is an understatement. Burton turned away from McQueen’s signature bold and electric styles and instead went for a completely different look. Burton found her muse in 17th century silk weavers in London, and a created a line filled with ruffles, high necklines, lace and pastel pinks and off-white colors. Models wore light makeup, only having an emphasis on their rosy cheeks, and wore their hair in tousled up-dos. It was truly one of the most beautiful lines I have ever seen.

This line embodied traditional femininity, and also had a touch of innocence. Keeping these themes in mind, I created my own inspired look.

I kept my hair and makeup very soft, sticking to neutral colors on my eyes as well as shades of light pink on my cheeks and lips. In addition, I curled my hair slightly to create natural loose waves. The first piece of my outfit, and the main focal point, is a white Victorian-inspired dress from Topshop that has accents of lace and black velvet, seen on the high neckline, the sleeves and the lower half of the skirt. Next, I wore opaque black tights and a pair of black suede ankle boots from Steve Madden. Lastly, to make this outfit more contemporary, I threw on an army green utility jacket.

One of the most fascinating things about fashion is that it is cyclical. Trends from decades ago resurface, no matter how much time has passed, and they come back with a modern day twist. Moral of the story: Never throw away clothes you think you’ll never wear again. You probably will!

Get My Look: 1. A Victorian era-inspired dress. 2. A utility jacket. 3. Light pink blush.