STYLE GURU STYLE: Fit and Flare

I’ve been on the hunt all summer for professional clothes that are also fashionable. Upon my search, I came across one skirt that I was a little unsure of at first because of its fit and flare style. However, after trying it on I realized how much I loved the style and its overall look. This fit and flare trend has become popular within the last few years and continues to be a major trend in stores and on runways. One collection in particular that embraced this style is the pre-fall 2015 Alexander McQueen collection.

The fit and flare style was incorporated into almost every look in the collection, and shows that the style is subtle enough to add a little something extra to the look without being over the top. Look three demonstrates how to incorporate the style into a dressier ensemble by wearing a fit and flare dress or skirt with a tighter fitting top. The look shows how adding a belt really creates a nice contrast with the flare of the skirt so that it doesn’t appear boxy or unflattering. If you’re looking to embrace the fit and flare trend in a more casual sense, look six demonstrates it perfectly by dressing down the leather skirt with a more casual pullover sweater. The fit and flare trend is a great one to embrace since it is so versatile, and it definitely is a much more interesting piece than a simple pencil skirt.

Although the Alexander McQueen looks are all very elaborate, it is still possible to translate their trends into everyday outfits. I did so by incorporating a fit and flare skirt in my outfit for going out to lunch. I paired it with a black tank top that has a bit shorter hem, but is not exactly cropped. I chose to leave it untucked for a more casual feel, as well as added sandals to dress down the skirt. Although I chose to go a more casual route, there are also many ways to dress up the skirt, for example tucking in the tank top and adding heels. I really love this trend right now, and I can’t wait to incorporate it more into my closet.

Get My Look: 1. Fit and flare skirt. 2. Tank top. 3. Gladiator sandals.