STYLE GURU STYLE: Beaded and Edgy

Every woman has gone through a ’70s rock and roll phase where black ripped jeans and a beaded shirt are an everyday essential. I discovered this thrifted gem while endlessly searching through labeled bins of ’70s grunge. This beaded shirt has now become a staple piece in my wardrobe. I had originally envisioned this shirt for a single party event, but it soon turned into one of my most worn and loved pieces.

alice + olivia fall/winter 2015 ready-to-wear collection was the trend that inspired this look. I loved the dark patterns and the mature, sexy designs. This collection inspired me to how to find the balance between dressing up and dressing down.

Since temperatures haven’t risen above single digits in a while, this sheer shirt had to be accompanied by a jacket. I paired my black and gold beaded shirt with a black velvet blazer, not only helping me give that ’70s vibe, but also keeping me comfy and warm. The velvet blazer, with its classic tuxedo design, helped me frame my top as well as tie my whole look together. My black ripped jeans helped to pump up the grunge factor while keeping this outfit simple. In transitioning to a more nighttime look, you can switch out the velvet blazer to a leather jacket. Chunky black boots should be in every woman’s closet because they work with any look.

Whether you are heading for a casual coffee date, or to your favorite night hot spot, this look will make you feel comfortable, edgy and confident while also turning heads.

Get My Look: 1. Fancy beaded shirt. 2. Black velvet blazer. 3. Black ripped jeans. 4. Chunky boots