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STYLE GURU STYLE: Live Simply

The abstract, monochromatic look of Rick Owen’s spring 2016 ready-to-wear collection exemplifies the perfect type of balance an outfit can have for summer 2016.

Rick Owen’s abstract performance focused on models taking to the runway while strapped to each other, taking backpack to a whole new meaning. Why do I appreciate this collection? It takes sophisticated shapes and designs to an organic level. This collection’s pieces are everyday wearable. The monochromatic nature of the pieces is an ode to the need for simplicity in the summer’s warmer months. The addition of metallic leather or organza draping allows for fluidity in the pieces.

With summer finally coming to the East Coast, there is no better time to rock dresses. As an ode to Rick Owens I picked up this asymmetrical cut dress. The ribbing throughout the dress adds a note of texture. Incorporating a metallic element lead me to layer silver necklaces. The choker and long pendent necklaces added depth to the plain black dress.

I added my personal style by incorporating my own spin of vintage. With so many shapes in the dress I wanted another dimension. The distressed jean jacket is from 1952 by Lee and was my grandfather’s. With constant wear and age the jacket adds softness to this strong and complex look. I took another element of vintage with my mother’s emerald and gold chunky ring from the ’70s. My overall look pays homage to Rick Owens spring ready-to-wear with a vintage splash. Best of all, these vintage finds were from my own family’s closets!

Get My Look: 1. Abstract dress. 2. Metallic accents. 3. Staple Vintage jacket.