The aesthetic that Elie Saab creates is something I connect with on a deep, personal level. The tailoring, the intricately beautiful dresses, the emphasis on black with the additions of rich and intriguing, yet classic colors—I love it. His fall 2015 ready-to-wear collection is stunning. I could honestly stare at each of the looks in this line until I started to question what reality is. The quality and detail displayed in Elie Saab’s work is everything I want my wardrobe to one day encompass. For now, I’m lacking the funds, but a girl can dream.
From this specific collection I pulled my inspiration most directly from the third look. As fond as I am of a good dress, separates are my go-to. I love pants. I love T-shirts. These two things can be worn together, which I think is great and it’s something I do very often.
As great as jeans are—and believe me I think they’re really fantastic—tailored black pants are also pretty great. I prefer my pants high-waisted, like the ones I’m wearing here. I think the movement away from low cut pants and jeans towards mid and high-rises is one of the best things in recent history. The Elie Saab look was an all-black ensemble but I chose a charcoal gray shirt in the place of a black one. I’m very picky when it comes to black shirts and it’s hard for me to find ones I really like, so my wearing a gray one was less of a pointed decision and more not owning the right black shirt to wear with these pants. I was able to wear my black peep toe booties on this oddly warm December day, which kept in line with the look in the collection as well.
Seeing as though I unfortunately do not own a military-inspired blazer, I wore my trusty motto style jacket. Mind you, this jacket is something I got close to five years ago at a Salvation Army for a mere couple dollars and as people who know me can attest, I wear it a lot. It’s still in fantastic condition and I don’t plan on letting go of it for a long time.