STYLE GURU STYLE: Who What Gingham

May 18th, 2017 at 2:00am

Change is as necessary as it is inevitable. Whether we seek change or it happens unexpectedly, we are always evolving. In the short time I’ve been a Style Guru (seriously, how is this semester over already?) I’ve already seen significant change in myself. Finally, I’ve managed to come into my own—especially when it comes to my style.

Although I’m still experimenting with what pieces work best on me, I’ve become more selective in what I purchase. I often find myself reaching for closet staple pieces or those same simple necessities with a little something extra, whether that’s a black T-shirt with ruffles on the front, an embroidered button-down, or anything with bell sleeves. So, naturally, I had to grab this bardot bell sleeve top from the Who What Wear collection at Target! Perfectly blending classic gingham with of-the-moment statement sleeves, this top has officially become one of my favorite pieces.

For an elevated day look, I paired my gingham with black denim and tossed on Gucci Princetown leather slippers, of which I received from a friend as an early birthday gift (how #Rad is that?). I have to say, these shoes are life changing. They’re extremely light and make you feel like a street style star during fashion week the second you slip them on. In keeping with my “less is more” life motto, I finished up my look with a few simple rings and a structured vintage shoulder bag. My favorite part about an outfit? The small, unexpected details.

If there’s anything I’ve learned from the past few months, it’s to embrace change and to face it head-on. Change is never easy and is almost always intimidating, but without it what would we have to daydream about? In those moments—those difficult, intimidating moments—is when we discover more about who we are and who we aspire to be. If you ever find yourself in one of those moments, remember yourself, your daydreams, and never, ever give up.