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STYLE GURU STYLE: Bell-Sleeved Bliss

I used two different designers’ ideas to create my perfect boho look. First I used Tanya Taylor’s pre-spring 2016 collection because I couldn’t keep my eyes off the bell-sleeved tops and peasant style dresses she featured. The flowing and off-the-shoulder ensembles are the perfect pieces because they are so versatile.You can dress it down with a scarf and boots for the daytime, or rock it with platforms on your weekend ventures with the girls.  And let’s face it, on our college budgets we’re all looking for pieces that we can wear for all different types of occasions!

I mixed her look with Alexander Wang’s pre-fall 2016 look. He featured vertical striped tights with a lot of different patterns and textures. Instead of using vertical stripes, which would give the outfit a more sophisticated look, I went with a skinny horizontal stripes for a more casual outfit. The subtle stripes and the small mandala pattern on the dress compliment each other perfectly.

I then paired this look with a few of my current staple items; a skinny silk scarf, over-the-knee leather boots and a black wool hat. I find myself using these items consistently in a lot of my looks to turn them from drab to fab.

From color palettes and patterns, to textures and silhouettes, I think it’s safe to say that details are always important. They can either make or break your outfit. A lot of people are worried about mixing too many patterns together and looking silly, but it can be the same way with matching too much, too. With the ’70s style still booming this season, I would stick to a few simple rules; earth-like tones, subtle patterns and loose silhouettes. You can pretty much get away with mixing any of these together to create endless amounts of trendy looks.

Get My Look: 1. Bell-sleeved dress.  2. Over-the-knee lace up boots. 3. Skinny scarf. 4. Wool hat. 5. Striped tights.