STYLE GURU STYLE: As Easy as Black and White

For autumn/winter 2016/2017, Chanel presented their pre-collection in two classic colors. These colors are what us Fashionistas keep going back to when we feel lost or overwhelmed or confused: black and white. LBDs paired with lace tights and boots graced the catwalk, with stripes also making appearances. The result is simple but elegant, and as always, quintessentially beautiful.

Because of their neutrality, black and white pieces can be styled into an outfit in no more than ten minutes, but the colours are so iconic that the final look appears sophisticated and refined. It’s a classic sartorial technique, and is ideal for us college students who need as much sleep as we can get! Who wants to spend the morning getting ready when you can spend that extra half an hour in bed? So, I took inspiration from the Chanel collection and tweaked it so that the resulting outfit is college-friendly.

Black pants are an absolute must in my 2016 college wardrobe. They never go out of style, can be dressed up or down and are always incredibly chic. For this outfit, I went for a casual vibe, pairing the black pants with a striped black and white crop top and some boots. I minimized the use of accessories so that the outfit looks clean and uncluttered, only wearing my usual silver necklace and gold watch.

Get My Look: 1. Black skinny pants. 2. A simple top in black or white. 3. Trusty shoes, like my boots. 4. Your trademark accessories.