STYLE GURU STYLE: It's All About the Mix And Match

An unbelievable amount of work goes into each show involved in the fashion capitals’ fashion week productions. A common misconception is that once a show is over, the hard work ends as well; however, the fashion season has only begun. Lines are referred to as ready-to-wear, but in reality, it is up to the individual consumers to take the designer’s vision and make it their own. When watching the countless shows in both Paris Fashion Week and Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week, my eyes were most drawn to Yves Saint Laurent’s spring 2016 ready-to-wear line shown at Paris Fashion Week.

I was attracted to the infinite combinations of patterns and fabrics in this specific line. Hedi Slimane, creative director of Yves Saint Laurent, created a line of day-to-night, outfits that scream fun, excitement and rebellion, while still managing to keep them all relatively simple.

While Slimane mixed sequins with leather and silk with camouflage cargo, I decided to combined my favorite fall fabric, velvet, with nylon tights and a classic peacoat to incorporate an aspect of my favorite style era: the ‘60s. To finish off this look, I added my favorite patterned headscarf from Kate Moss’s line with Topshop. Shoes can change this outfit completely. Usually I wear this outfit out on the town; therefore, I top it all off with my black Jeffrey Campbell platform booties.

Get My Look: 1. Black velvet sheath dress. 2. Black ankle boots. 3. Depending on the weather, add a structured coat in your color of choice to finish off this fabulous look.