STYLE GURU STYLE: Black And White And Fur All Over

January 15th, 2015 at 2:00am

The DKNY resort 2015 collection was all about statements in black and white. While the concept may seem overdone and boring, this collection was bold with rich textures and a casual elegance. From studs to feathers, ruffles and mesh, this collection had it all—but only in a few colors. What I loved most were the looks that combined black and white. They also combined casual pieces with very sophisticated ones, which I thought looked effortless and chic. One look in particular that caught my eye was this one. This look is so easy and fresh that I was immediately inspired to come up with a way to wear it. It is the perfect mix of casual and elegant that this collection embodies.

Of course the star of this look is the jacket. While the DKNY one seems to be made of feathers, I have gone for a faux fur option, which is easier to find and warmer in these winter months. These jackets are super versatile, whether you’re going to class or need something to wear over your LBD on a night out. A faux fur jacket is sure to keep you cozy and warm while looking cool.

One of my favorite pieces is my pair of black skinny jeans, so I wanted to incorporate them into this look for comfort as well as adding to the black and white theme. These jeans are high-waisted, which is my current favorite style. This look also features a basketball style platform sneaker. I wanted to keep the look casual with the addition of the dressier jacket, so I opted to wear my black Converse sneakers. These add another element of black and white while also being the perfect comfortable, casual sneakers for walking around campus.

DKNY’s resort 2015 show made me want to focus less on color and more on texture in my everyday outfits. It also inspired me to appreciate the elegant simplicity of black and white. Mixing casual and sophisticated pieces is a great way to get noticed without looking like you tried too hard, and nothing is better than a jacket that is both fashionable and functional!

Get My Look: 1. A white or cream faux fur jacket. 2. High-waisted black skinny jeans. 3. Classic low top Converse.