STYLE GURU STYLE: Madness In The Mystery

I’ve always been infatuated with enigma. There is a maddening curiosity within the mystery behind a person’s actions, and today I’m going to show you how to apply that same logic into your wardrobe. I am one who is not comfortable revealing too much skin and I know there are plenty of people who feel the same way. “Keep the eyes and mind wandering” is a rule I remind myself while deciding on an outfit. Through my garment options I try to showcase the right assets while still obtaining that sense of mischievous yet conservative comfort. While “being hard to figure out” is a personal choice, my outfit is a wide open book.

Taking inspiration from certain looks and the main concept in the Givenchy fall 2015 ready-to-wear collection, I’ve combined the edgy details with the monochromatic color scheme shown throughout specific pieces such as runway look 40 and runway look seven. Givenchy is not affordable to the average consumer and we can’t all be ambassadors for the brand like the Kardashian/Jenner’s, so I am ecstatic that the fast fashion pieces I’ve chosen are super inexpensive.

During the Victorian era people were considered overly proper and too modest – that is NOT what I was going for. Riccardo Tisci described this collection as “victorian-chola girl” which I found hilarious because to me, a “victorian-chola girl” emits confidence in a humble manor—which IS what I was going for. Clearly I did not recreate a victorian outfit but I wanted to still keep that mystery in a more modern day way that you can “SLAY”.

My outfit includes a black long sleeve rib knit turtleneck that is light in fabric weight. To extenuate my curves a tad more I paired the top with high-waisted faded black DIY distressed jeans. The holes in my pants were strategically placed in order to show that little bit of skin I discussed previously. A cropped faux leather jacket is another way to elongate the body by alluding at a slimmer silhouette. For an added texture effect I chose pointed toe lace-up faux leather heels, which you can definitely trade out for a more comfortable choice. The hardware on my jacket is gunmetal but I decided to wear a long gold drop-bar necklace just for fun.

As for hair and makeup I kept it fairly simple; Givenchy, however, was very precise and distinct with his runway beauty. I admire the artwork and attention to detail but I do not think flattened baby hairs will becoming back in style any time soon. But who am I to tell you what to wear? As long as you showcase your favorite features with confidence in a non-prudish way, (like Tisci did with this fall 2015 collection) then that is what is most important.

Get My Look: 1. Rib knit long sleeve black turtleneck.  2. Distressed denim jeans. 3. Cropped faux leather jacket.