STYLE GURU STYLE: A Simple Shift

Trying to pick out an outfit can be a huge time waster and can make a mess of your closet and room. This process takes longer than you think! I know that when I am deciding on an outfit in the morning I usually end up with a pile of my clothes on the floor and due to being pressed for time, a not super fashionable outfit. I prefer to pick out my attire the night before, because I like to dedicate some time to select what I would like to wear. It is always helpful to have an idea of what you would like to wear before you actually take the clothing out of your closet, so that you can make the process go even quicker. I know that I can take 15 to 20 minutes to pick out my clothes, even if I do it the night before. A tip that I like to use to cut the time in half is to use runway shows for inspiration, so that you have an idea of what type of style you would like to wear.

I love looking through pictures of designers’ latest runways shows, and I am sure that other Fashionista like to do the same. I was recently scrolling through pictures of the M Missoni resort 2016 collection, and I became inspired. The latest runway show consisted of quirky old western style prints and button-downs, but what really caught my eye was the silhouettes of the pieces. A lot of the clothing was very loose-fitting and flowy, a style that I am very interested in. I like it so much that I decided to base my outfit off of this runway show!

My olive green shift dress may not be the same color of any of the pieces in this collection, but the shape of the dress could easily fit it into the mix. The relaxed style of the dress is what reminds of the show and to add my own personal touch to this outfit, I decided to add two statements bracelets. The gold cuff and gold chain bracelets are my way of dressing up the outfit, without diluting the casual nature that the dress gives off. I also opted for black sandals with thick straps, which are a great everyday summer shoe.

Get My Look: 1. A simple shift dress. 2. Sandals with thick straps. 3. A chunky gold bracelet (or two).