STYLE GURU STYLE: Checkered

My favorite thing about the PAUL & JOE’s preppy fall 2015 ready-to-wear collection is that their pieces are not unfamiliar. There are probably several things in your wardrobe that look quite similar to the outfits in the collection. This goes to show that runway style isn’t as unattainable as we think. The ensemble is pretty much teaching us how to wear our things a little differently. It makes the versatility of our items more evident.

I personally do not own a lot of checkered and houndstooth items, but I recently made a trip to the thrift store to change that. The PAUL & JOE’s preppy fall 2015 ready-to-wear collection makes being a school girl not too bad. Speaking of versatility, I love the way the collection puts gothic and preppy items together to form one coherent look. Tight prints like these have a way of making you look prim and proper, even with the most gothic clothing items. Similarly, gothic pieces give your preppy look a little edge.

In my outfit, I decided to go for an all-black ensemble, pairing my oversized sweater dress with a pair of leggings and my black sandals. This made it easy to make my preppy prints the center focus of the outfit. My houndstooth coat is perfect for the weather. Although the sun has come out, it remains chilly outside. I finished my look with my new leather and checker print clutch.

Get My Look: 1. Oversized sweater dress. 2. Long coat. 3. Checkered clutch.