STYLE GURU STYLE: Bourgeois Bohème

STYLE GURU STYLE: Bourgeois Bohème

Spring is finally upon us, my lovelies and I couldn’t be more excited! Spring and autumn are the most pleasing times to be fashionable because of the gorgeous weather. Airy and romantic pieces are the epitomes of spring fashion for me.

The only thing keeping me sane amid the dread of finals approaching is that I get to dress up in gorgeous spring ensembles and frolic around. Spring cleaning for me translates into a renewal of my sense of optimism, and I find myself making more of an effort to be soignée. This minimal gold choker from Aldo compliments the gold buckle of my loafers. My grunge, emo self loves a good black choker, but my inner Parisian self refuses to be blasé, so I had to pick up this chic gold choker especially since this beauty was on sale. I keep my makeup dewy, with a hint of rose gold highlight and a coral lip.

Although I love my heels, I’m ecstatic to see the world embrace Parisian flats, especially loafers. I snagged this gorgeous faux leather pair from Asos and these are definitely going to be my most worn shoes throughout spring and summer. French women have the balance between fashion and comfort down to a pat. Everyone from Olivia Palermo to Kate Bosworth is sporting loafers, thanks to Gucci. Timeless penny loafers are always a good choice but if you’re feeling brave, you can experiment with embroidered or even embellished loafers. I have been obsessed with embroidered pieces for a while now, and with embroidered shoes fast becoming a trend, I’m in absolute bliss.

If you know me, you know that there’s nothing I adore more than an exaggerated sleeve. I paired this beautiful white off-the-shoulder top with insouciant bell sleeves with a classic black slip dress. When it comes to transitional dressing, this look is it for me. The indelibly flirty off-the-shoulder style feels just as right for a summer soirée as it does for brunch with your babes. Not refusing to part with my dismal hued color scheme even in spring, I stay true to my style. A black slip dress is a wardrobe staple for any serious Fashionista. The slip dress was undeniably the crème de la crème of S/S 16 shows and is such a fun and versatile piece to play with. Who doesn’t want to be Kate Moss in her iconic silver slip number? Seeing the slip dress back again on the runway evoked a sense of nostalgia in me. This was among those key moments that I fell head over heels in love with fashion.

As this is my last article for the semester, I’d like to leave you with a question to which either answer would be fodder for some interesting conversation: Do you dress to convey who you are or who you want to be?