STYLE GURU STYLE: Keys to Confidence

Fashionistos and Fashionistas, I want to share a small detail about myself with you all: I dress up when I need confidence. Looking put together makes me feel like my life is together too, even when exams and projects are looming, along with other social and work events and all the other wonderful things that make life that much crazier.

A few weeks ago, when I found myself waiting alone in Starbucks, buying the coffee that my date was supposed to meet me to share, I decided to do the same thing I always do when I need an extra boost of confidence. I went back to my room and put on a cute dress and picked out some extra bold lipstick, after finishing my drink, of course. I made it a grande for good measure.

I suggest the same to anyone that’s in need of a little burst of positivity. I found my own in Altuzarra’s fall 2016 ready-to-wear collection, which is absolutely stunning! Please, please, please check it out! love the way that prints were mixed and matched throughout the collection, while still remaining cohesive and sophisticated. It was all very playful, and absolutely beautiful to look at.

I channeled the same whimsical feel of the Altuzarra collection with print and color. I love this dress because of its pattern, and the cooler colors allow it to remain a bit more subtle, which can mean only one thing: more accessories. I paired everything with my favorite two-tone tights. They’re perfect for the unpredictable and rainy weather in Kent lately, and they make a super statement!

I accessorized with a load of bangles on each arm and my favorite statement necklace. I added a pair of sunglasses that I’ve been wearing nonstop and some simple black flats to balance everything out. Most importantly, I painted on some red lipstick; there’s nothing bolder or more sophisticated.

Whatever style you’re rocking, put something on that makes you smile. For me, it’s loads of patterns and prints. Confidence is the key to getting through all the craziness that is the end of the semester. What better way to achieve it than with an amazing outfit?

Get My Look: 1. A pretty patterned dress. 2. Fun tights. 3. Bangles. 4. Cute flats! 5. A bright lipstick.