STYLE GURU STYLE: Casual in Cashmere

Although the winter season is coming to a close, in most places around the world the weather remains frigid and gray, and the coldness of the polar vortex remains. Meanwhile, in places like Miami where it’s summer all-year round, those sweaty humid days are quickly approaching, and the sun is only getting stronger. Inspired by the Nili Lotan pre-fall 2015 fashion show – I’ve created a look that can serve as an in-between go-to outfit for those of you who are trying to stay chic while keeping cool in the warmer cities and staying warm in the colder ones.

When creating this look, I loved the simplicity of Lotan’s collection and wanted to repeat it throughout. Between the liquid silk tops, comfy cashmere and double cable knit sweaters, her casual tops combined with her more elegant bottoms such as the maxi skirts, trousers and slip dresses can be mixed and matched to create effortlessly chic looks at the drop of a hat. These combined looks can also be worn with more edgy pieces to add a sultry vibe and take the look from day-to-night.

In my look, I decided to go on the edgier side and throw on one of my favorite pairs of distressed boyfriend jeans to give the look an ultimate flair. I paired the jeans with an oversized cashmere sweater, dainty gold layering necklaces, my gold Michael Kors watch, a gold agate stone cuff and platform gold oxfords to keep up the sharpness in appeal to the look. Although the sweater is cashmere, the oversized fit and the quarter sleeves gives an airy feel to it, so it’s lighter on the body, and the rips in the boyfriend jeans help to keep me sweat-free as well! If you live in those colder cities, try pairing the sweater with medium wash skinny jeans. If you’re looking to go for the distressed vibe, find a pair with thicker stitching so you feel the cold air less!

Get My Look: 1. Boyfriend Jeans. 2. Cashmere Sweater. 3. Platform Oxfords4. Pendant Necklace.