STYLE GURU STYLE: Black, White and Blue All Over

Upon viewing Iro’s spring 2015 ready-to-wear collection I was overwhelmed by the use of clean lines and minimalistic colors consisting of black, white and blue. The collection combined a look that I deemed “trophy wife-chic” combined with a touch of edge. The well-tailored blazers and skirts were paired with a rock ‘n’ roll twist of black leather and lace. Similarly, their use of oversized sweaters and netting-like lace added a bohemian style to an otherwise classy affair. The juxtaposition of the two styles really inspired me to mix and match my own clothes in a similar way. This runway show also contained fabulous examples of how to combine your winter and summer wardrobes to create a chic and fun spring look sure to stand out. By pairing sweaters with skirts, leather with spring fabrics and boots with shorts, the transition from winter to spring will be completely seamless.

For my particular look, I copied one of Iro’s more rock ‘n’ roll styles. This all-black outfit sported leather, lace and sparkle. It almost took on a grunge look when compared to the more tailored looks of this collection. The black on black was also perfect for pairing winter and spring pieces. To create my look, I combined my leather shorts with my sparkly tuxedo vest. It’s a piece that I found thrifting and rarely find a time to wear; however, pairing the vest with other black pieces, it took on more of a subtle look and could be used for more occasions. Under the vest, I’m wearing a patterned black and white tank. This is mirroring the models sheer, sparkly number. Unfortunately, I didn’t have something quite that cute hanging in my closet. To finish the look I added my brand new white Birkenstocks (which I’m obsessed with) and simple accessories in turquoise and silver. All in all, I think this is an edgy number perfect for night or day.

Get My Look: 1. Leather shorts. 2. A showstopper vest. 3. Strappy sandals.