STYLE GURU STYLE: Color-Blocking Season

September 24th, 2015 at 2:00am

After a long week of working and studying, the sheer exhaustion usually makes people get tired of dressing up. However, putting on some cute clothes and makeup is still what most girls will do before hanging out with their friends. So the easy-to-go but dressy look is absolutely preferable.

Getting inspiration from the Moschino fall 2015 ready-to-wear collection, I caught the trend of color-blocking and translated this runway look’s smart color combination of blue, pink and black to my own style.

This time, I picked a one piece royal blue shift dress as the bottom layer for the lightness of the material and brightness of its solid color. Though there’s no floral print on top of it, the simple cut of the dress still makes it stand out, especially the design of an open criss-cross detail on the back. It adds not only a moderate sexy touch to the overall look but also creative space for me. The revealing of the intimate wear’s back design, together with the dress itself’s straps, constructs more interesting geometric and linear decoration. When breeze gently blows, the waviness of the dress contributes the dynamic beauty to the big picture.

The weather of Seattle’s early fall can vary drastically and the late chilly afternoon triggers me to layer up the gray cardigan. The reason I chose a dark layer over a light one is because the color-blocking effect presented by the runway look is successfully eye-catching and I would like to apply that directly. I also love how the shape of it fits the body complementarily and how the vertical lines on it visually thin the figure. Most importantly, the light knit material perfectly satisfies the moderate need of warmth and helps preserve the dynamic flow from the dress’s waves.

Pink recently became my top choice for accessories, especially for bags. This berry pink cross-body bag precisely embodies my favorite concept of fashion: minimalism. The color itself is bright enough to brighten up the existed dark tones of the gray and blue. The orange outline promotes the uniqueness and makes the simple design more witty. Besides, I also put on light pink nail polish color to echo with the color of the bag. As for the jewelry, I really adore the wire bangles from Alex and Ani to add some metallic elements and slightly reveal the sharp side of my personality.

Dresses are always my go-to for the fall season because of their versatility. Dress them up or down, and they will work for just about any occasion!

Get My Look: 1. A solid royal blue dress. 2. A black/gray cardigan. 3. A berry pink cross-body bag.