STYLE GURU STYLE: Leather And Lace

In Michigan, fall comes early. One day it’s sunny and 90 degrees, and the next, it’s overcast and a high of 50. Perhaps that’s why I’ve fallen head over heels for Alexander McQueen’s fall 2015 ready-to-wear collection.

This line embodies “the spirit of a rose” with its use of color. Dusty pink, red, oxblood and black are used to chronicle the beautiful rise and fall of the flower. These colors are extremely versatile and will work well in the winter months. The attention to detail in this collection is outstanding, and designer Sarah Burton never seems to disappoint. For fall 2015, she evoked swoon worthy drama with her use leather, lace, ruffles and intricate details. The contrast between the leather and lace is what caught my eye the most. She combined two completely contrasting textures to create looks that were structured and masculine yet feminine and flowing at the same time.

Although this line is very dramatic, it’s easy to incorporate it into an everyday look. Because black pieces are so versatile, I decided to go for an all-black ensemble. This lace blouse by Marissa Webb has intricate details reminiscent of McQueen’s collection. I paired this with coated black jeans. These are a great alternative to an expensive pair of leather pants and are also much more comfortable. I kept the focus of my outfit on my top by wearing a simple pair of booties by Jimmy Choo. I also wore bold, berry lips to play on the oxblood colors showcased in McQueen’s runway collection.

Get My Look: 1. Lace blouse. 2. Coated jeans. 3. Booties.