STYLE GURU STYLE: February Fling

STYLE GURU STYLE: February Fling

With the anticipation of the warm spring season upon us, layering is still an essential trend. Brisk winter air calls for scarves, jackets, and socks to be layered over or under our favorite T-shirts, sweaters, and boots. As temperatures stay at the freezing mark, every Fashionista or Fashionisto is given the perfect excuse to never repeat their best layered outfits. Whether it be your favorite back to school look or a look for a day spent in the snow, layering allows for endless fashion combinations appropriate for all of autumn’s special occasions.

I personally love this time of year due to the infinite number of fashion possibilities. Since I am an avid scarf collector and am an advocate for socks under boots, this is the perfect season to create my all-time favorite outfits. With the release of new designer lines just weeks ago, I was able to envision how inspiration from upcoming collections can be utilized with my current wardrobe. Tod’s spring/summer 2017 collection, was one of my favorite lines.

Tod’s is a luxury company specializing in leather footwear, handbags, and small goods. This brand featured an array of leather fashions however, the collection was mixed with neutral colors, boxy silhouettes and other natural fabrications to showcase each of their looks. Inspired by this line, I wanted to put my own, unique twist to my outfit, while sticking to these brand attributes. I love mixing prints and fabrics, and wanted to ensure that I fostered this trend from Tod’s.

Within Tod’s S/S 17 collection, I noticed python materials mixed with neutral tones. To resonate this feature, I added my favorite python cross-body, and paired it with damask green, printed bottoms and a jeweled denim shirt. These key items keep a neutral color palette, but mix the fashionable prints and fabrics as shown in Tod’s runway show. To further accessorize and match to the grey palette in my cross-body bag, I added pops of black with a feminine ruffle shrug, trendy lace-up flats, and simple, silver jewelry.