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STYLE GURU STYLE: Keeping It Classy and Sassy

STYLE GURU STYLE: Keeping It Classy and Sassy

Here in Florida, the quickly approaching summer season brings blistering heat and sticky humidity. It is rare to have a cooler day during this time of the year when spring days and school semesters are both coming to a close. We have had a couple of cool evenings here in Tampa, and I made sure to take advantage in regards to my outfit choices. I had a special event to attend, and since I knew it would be on the cooler side this day, I chose to break out some of my fall/winter apparel while I had the chance.

For this particular outfit, I went with black leggings paired with a rose gold silk top. First off, black leggings have become a staple in my wardrobe—especially during this time of the year! They are thin enough to be worn during hot days that turn into cooler evenings and can be worn with just about anything. Leggings are always reliable and comfortable, and in my opinion, a girl can never have too many leggings. The best part is that they can be easily dressed up or dressed down according to each occasion.

I chose to go fancy and give the look a classy feel by layering a white, linen-blend jacket over the rose gold top. I ended up loving the look of these two colors together! Because I was headed to a school banquet later that evening, I wanted something that would look polished and professional, and I feel as though the jacket helped achieve that. I wanted to go bold so I added a dark gold statement necklace on top. However, my favorite part of this outfit is the black boots. They have just enough heel on them to be walkable, yet still very chic and fashionable. I thought they gave a sassy look to the ensemble and there is something about thigh-high boots that give a little confidence boost.

For makeup, I wore my signature amethyst eyeliner and red lipstick. On this day, I chose to focus on my lashes and add a couple coats of my favorite mascara to create a more dramatic look.

This outfit was all about making a statement. I don’t typically choose to pair as many statement clothing pieces with dramatic makeup, but on this day, I wanted to enjoy wearing some of my fall apparel while the weather permitted. To me, that is the most important rule about fashion—have fun with it and never be afraid to go outside your comfort zone!