STYLE GURU STYLE: Grunge And Glamour

Recently, Marques’Almeida caught the attention of Fashionistas across the country with a new spring collection that is crafty, unique and gritty. The style is extremely edgy, but even with the grunge vibes, the looks still maintain a very chic and glamourous quality. I don’t think you can ever go wrong with black on black. Black is slimming and classy. A classic black ensemble is timeless no matter what style category it may fall into. Grunge is back in fashion, and it’s gaining momentum across the country. The ‘90s fashions have resurfaced with a modern twist. Faded, ripped, oversized and layered pieces styled in just the right way can create a great look with a lot of texture and complexity that is sure to turn anyone into a punk princess for the day.

I’ve really tried to break out of the clean, sleek appearance, and recently, I’ve gone for some more risky looks. Marques’Almeida’s spring collection inspired me to pursue some relatively out of the box styles. Here, I’m wearing high-waisted acid-washed jeans, a simple black crop top, a black moto jacket, tall, black combat boots and a checkered red flannel for a little pop of color. I added a lot of gold jewelry to brighten up the dark colors and to create some contrast. Everyone needs a little bit of glam to go with every outfit. Accessories are a girl’s best friend. I tied in the black and gold pieces of the outfit with a two-toned chevron, metallic cross-body handbag. The gold aviator sunglasses were just a fun spring accessory to go with the gold theme and added to the overall look.

This show encouraged me to try some more dangerous looks. I toned down the Marques’Almeida runway look into a much more casual, everyday look that I absolutely love. You aren’t stuck in one style. Mix it up, and experiment with trends if you’re bored with your typical look. It’s always good to experience new things even when it comes to what you wear.

Get My Look: 1. High-waisted jeans. 2. Colored flannel. 3. Basic crop top.