STYLE GURU STYLE: Boho Meets Tailored

While sticking to mostly black is an essential in most of my looks, sometimes it does feel good to venture out of my comfort zone and try something out of the ordinary. Whether it be a color, a texture or a silhouette, I enjoy playing with these options every now and then.

In this case, I channeled Burberry’s fall 2015 ready-to-wear collection with a poncho. In the collection, the designers frequently used textured pieces draped over the models’ shoulders, whether it be a jacket, a shawl or a poncho. In my look, I stuck to the typical red, black, white and red pattern seen most commonly from Burberry, which were colors also seen quite often in the collection. The collection is very bohemian, but I mixed this with the all-black tailored looks you can find in A.L.C.’s fall 2015 ready-to-wear collection.

Growing up, ponchos were something I used to mock, but now I want them in 50 different colors and styles. It is very typical of me to completely overlook something and tear it to shreds, and then find out next season of next year that it’s the must-have item at the time. The best thing about this poncho is that it’s really just a glorified blanket. For someone like me who is literally always cold, it’s perfect.

I decided the poncho was enough for one day so I stuck with all black for the rest. However, my pants give off a sleek look that helps even out the vintage-preppy vibe that the poncho brings. My Feiyue sneakers are another staple of mine. These specific ones are new, so I’m still terrified to get the white canvas dirty with even a speck of dirt, yet I want to wear them everywhere.

Taking a runway look such as the draped poncho and the fitted black is how I typically combine something I see on the runway into something I could wear pretty much anywhere. Throw on some sneakers and you’ll look polished but ready to do just about anything.

Get My Look: 1. Poncho. 2. Pants. 3. Sneakers.