April 22nd, 2016 at 2:05am

The everyday range of denim use is widely expanding. While in the past it has been used solely as bottoms, designers have been transforming it into a staple fabric for parkas, shirtdresses and jumpsuits. In Karen Walker’s spring 2016 ready-to-wear collection, Walker created a cohesive line with a combination of acid-washed denim, metallic gold leather and ribbed white sweaters. She added edge to the collection by attaching horizontal zippers to white dresses and midi skirts that allow the wearer to zip off the bottom portion and have a mini version of the same garment.

In this look, I drew inspiration from the ‘80s vibe of Walker’s collection. I paired a light wash denim tunic with accessories containing hints of metallic gold, similar to the combination seen throughout her designs. Because a solid gold top or jacket may be too bold for a casual day, I used these light touches to incorporate her styling while making my look more suitable for everyday wear.

To give a masculine-structured top a more feminine look, I complemented this shirt-dress with knit, mid-calf socks and neutral colored clogs. Visibly delicate socks are the key to finishing off any look, whether you’re in a patterned shift dress or a white tee and boyfriend jeans. They are particularly versatile in that they simply add a level of put-togetherness to what ever else you choose to wear. High socks can also be easily paired with clogs or block-heel sandals, both of which are ideal shoe types for embracing the summer weather around the corner.

Get My Look: 1. Denim shirtdress. 2. Platform clogs. 3. Structured handbag.