STYLE GURU STYLE: Graphic Chic

Moschino’s spring 2015 ready-to-wear collection was beyond refreshing. Fashion is definitely a serious matter—and for good reason—fashion is art and a form of creative expression, of course. That being said, it’s so nice to see designers step outside the formal box of what fashion is known as and explore themes and inspirations through fabrics and textiles. Jeremy Scott, Moschino’s creative director, took the Barbie doll theme to life quite literally by dressing models in bubble gum pink dresses and bright tulle-covered mini skirts. While I realize it might not be everyone’s cup of tea, I absolutely adored the graphic nature of the runway show.

One of my favorite looks featured a matching skirt and sweater accessorized with a matching bag, shoes and iPhone case in the same colors and design. While the pink was a little overwhelming and definitely not completely my style, I loved the graphic nature of the print that was used on basically everything in this look. To translate that into something I could actually wear (without looking too much like a doll), I took my favorite graphic T-shirt, paired it with a black mini skirt and layered with a black and navy coat. In terms of accessories, I wore my favorite silver sequined over the knee boots and some pretty jewelry to complement the silver in the zipper on my skirt, jacket and boots.

While I adored Moschino’s runway show, I probably wouldn’t wear every look that went down the runway. That being said, I really enjoyed the refreshing, fun nature of the theme and immediately wanted to emulate the graphic prints models rocked during the show. While I didn’t completely copy the look that was shown, I did work a graphic element into my look to pay my creative admiration to Scott and his amazing Barbie collection. My five-year-old self would be so proud!

Get My Look: 1. A graphic T-shirt. 2. An asymmetrical skirt. 3. A pair of over the knee boots.