STYLE GURU STYLE: Cool-Toned and Conspicuous

January 15th, 2016 at 2:00am

As a long fall season is slowly wrapping up, it’s time for the unlikely color story of stark white and clean gray to start popping up as the cold months dawn on us. As much as we love our autumn maroons and military greens, I’m ready to start seeing fresh looks for the winter season.

For this look, I’m channeling the 2015 fall ready-to-wear Alexander McQueen collection. The collection featured an abundance of black and nude pieces, incorporating a few deep maroons, ruby reds and pale pinks with a variety of textures and interesting structures. Leather and lace flowed together as two peas in a pod throughout this collection amidst mid-length skirts, fitted jackets and gravity-defying necklines.

I knew I wanted to get some cold-weather use out of this white A-line skirt, so I paired it with my favorite taupe-ish gray over-the-knee boots to combat the chill in the air. The skirt was inspired by many of the slimming waistlines you see in the collection, and like my own personal style, many of the pieces were wearable and convertible. I layered a statement jeweled necklace over a thin knit sweater to add a little something extra. I added my favorite aviator sunnies to give it that cool-girl vibe and off I went.

We all know that while the warm weather held out for us a little bit longer than usual, we’ll be having snow days in no time here in the Midwest. Until then, I’ll be sporting my skirts with leather boots and chunky cardigans in tote.

This look is not only wearable and chic, but it adds dimension by structuring opposing textures and color-blocking juxtaposed to one another as seen in McQueen’s fall 2015 collection.

Get My Look: 1. A-line skirt  2. Over-the-knee boots 3. Statement necklace