STYLE GURU STYLE: Dress-Over-Pants

It has been embedded in my brain that too much of one pattern is tacky, and that hemlines should be even with one another, or at least tucked in, because overlapping is messy. Lanvin proves that this is not the case! The pre-fall 2015 show from Lanvin was full of layers and patterns. The collection contains long shirts or dresses that are layered over long pants (dressoverpants). I have been wearing dresses as shirts for a long time and I am so excited that Lanvin has come out with pieces that embody this style. Although some of the looks incorporate shades of rose, navy and mustard, most of the looks are black, white and gray. The styles in this collection proves that things don’t have to be fitted to be fabulous.

Today, I decided to embrace my inner Lanvin style. I used mostly black (because monochromatic is my go-to), but I also introduced a black and white plaid pattern. This pattern is very similar to the one used in the first few looks of the Lanvin show. I used the long dress over long pants styling and wore black skinny jeans underneath a black dress. Overtop of the black dress, I went long again and wore a longline dress shirt. I chose booted heels because I am short and with so many long pieces, my legs need to be elongated. I wore a Michael Kors black clutch with gold chains to add texture to the look.

The pre-fall 2015 Lanvin show inspired me to wear pattern and add length to my outfits. I already love dressing monochromatic and the touch of a pattern to my go-to all-black ensemble makes me feel risky and bold! I can’t wait to grow my style with the dress-to-pant trend.

Get My Look: 1. A black and white plaid longline shirt. 2. A deep DIVA red lip. 3. Staple little black booties.