STYLE GURU STYLE: Leather Weather

Givenchy’s fall 2015 ready-to-wear collection was fearless. From the structured dark garments to the over the top facial jewelry, this collection was daring in a good way. The show featured some gorgeous jackets done with leather, fur and other materials. A couple looks even featured a cool peacock print adding another animal inspired element. The overall feel of the collection was luxurious, yet out there, with some rock ‘n’ roll chic undertones. These garments had the cool vibe that could be rocked by a celebrity and fashion icon such as Rihanna. This collection inspired me to translate its rock ‘n’ roll glamour into a casual everyday look.

To play off the animal print and textures found throughout the collection, I decided to rock a taupe leather coat. A leather coat can be great in the summer on chilly nights or for travel. Keeping with the dark tones of the collection, I added a black muscle T-shirt under the coat. The printed bandeau that peeks out on the sides was inspired by the fearless attitude of Givenchy. I added a black leather tote, which is simple but keeps with texture and color theme. A leather tote is a great way to carry all your belongings in style. When traveling or just going to class, try rocking a leather tote rather than a book bag for a more polished look.

This collection by Givenchy inspired me to try out black and leather in a casual way. I added some funk with my muscle T-shirt and printed bandeau. Givenchy’s collection is bold and chic, and inspired me to push the envelope on my casual style.

Get My Look: 1. A leather jacket. 2. A black muscle T-shirt. 3. A leather tote.