STYLE GURU STYLE: Black Is The New Black

March 23rd, 2016 at 2:00am

With spring weather just around the corner, it’s time to shed the heavy layers of winter clothing and lighten up. Taking style inspiration from the Givenchy fall 2016 ready-to-wear collection, I decided it was time to start dressing for the weather I wanted, rather than the weather I was experiencing.

This collection focused on neutral colors, feminine silhouettes and bold patterns, all of which are staples in my wardrobe. Keeping that in mind, I opted to wear an outfit that was a little simpler than those shown on the runway to make it wearable for my everyday life. I paired a black slip dress with an oversized oatmeal colored cardigan, to mimic the oversized jackets the models wore on the runway. The slip dress I chose had a lot of volume in the skirt, and the intricate fringe detail added a little pop to this otherwise simple dress. These solid neutrals were perfect pieces to transition into my spring wardrobe. Rather than pair this ensemble with over-the-knee black boots, I chose to wear knee-high socks under my tan riding boots, to make this outfit a little less wintery.

This outfit may seem simple, but the details are what make each piece a standout. The fringe and lace details on the slip dress make it a more interesting piece than just a plain black T-shirt dress. To complete my outfit, I chose to wear my hair down with loose waves, similar to that of the runway models. As it was sunny, I wore my new favorite gold aviator sunglasses, along with some bangles and a long necklace. I also decided to carry my go-to black leather tote that I had monogrammed in gold, for a personalized touch to a staple piece.

Get My Look: 1. Black slip dress. 2. An oversized cardigan. 3. Personalized leather tote.