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STYLE GURU STYLE: Always A Silver Lining

Every little girl dreams to be the belle of the ball. Even as a (not so slightly) bigger girl now, I still love to wear statement pieces that standout in the crowd, at school and on the dance floor. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of being in the spotlight.

And there’s nothing that stands out quite like iridescent clothing. This season, Richard Nicoll presented a spring 2015 ready-to-wear line inspired by Tinkerbell that manifested in dazzling slip dresses in kaleidoscopic and metallic tints. Although his pièce de résistance was a delicate, ethereal dress illuminated by fiber optics, many of his other garments mixed ethereal with sporty, proving that iridescent needn’t make you look like a fairy all the time.

I tried to achieve this mix of ethereal and rugged in my summer outfit. By combining a Style Stalker metallic top with a pair of distressed boyfriend jeans from One Teaspoon, I wanted to offset the evening wear associations of shiny fabrics with the relaxed cut of the frayed denim.

The pièce de résistance of this look was, of course, my white pleather clutch from Zara. “Stressed but well dressed” are the words embossed on the bag, a little homage to how I feel most of the time at Penn. It’s a reminder that despite all the exams, quizzes, papers and extracurriculars, dressing well can be a great pick-me-up, particularly dressing up in such dazzling clothing. Topped off with silver aviators, this ensemble is fit to make me shine on the streets.

Get My Look: 1. Silver top, 2. White, distressed boyfriend jeans. 3. Silver aviators.