STYLE GURU STYLE: Don't Mock It 'Til You Try It

March 25th, 2016 at 2:00am

One of the best parts of watching runway shows is the epiphany when you realize how to wear a piece of clothing you have had in your closet for awhile but have not gotten around to wearing for one reason or another. For me, it is usually a simple piece that I was trying too hard to make trendy.

Taking inspiration from the Versace pre-fall 2016 show, I finally wore my puzzling piece: the mock neck. Mock necks, essentially faux turtlenecks, are tricky. They can look dated very easily. To avoid looking drab, I stuck to the same color palette as the Versace show, blacks and pinks, and put a simple, modern twist on the classic neckline.

My outfit includes a tight, lightweight Free People mock neck tank top tucked into roughly cuffed light wash denim from Madewell. The distressed denim keeps the outfit fresh and youthful, while also keeping it casual for an everyday look. To keep warm in the fickle Ohio weather, a long, black cashmere Anthropolgie duster that hit mid-thigh was a must. True to the Versace show, I added a splash of pink with the most adorable mini kate spade purse (stolen from my little sister!) and a Marc Jacobs studded belt. To complete the look, I threw on a pair of comfortable Jessica Simpson ankle strap sandals in black and my favorite neutral, plaid Burberry watch with a few silver bangles.

Get My Look: 1. A fitted mock neck. 2. Casual distressed denim. 3. Detailed belt.