STYLE GURU STYLE: Marc Your Calendar

It may be winter, and I may be turning blue in cold but that doesn’t stop me from greeting the new year with a promise to always stride in style. Let’s be real though. This is a season, for us Canadians at least, where we find ourselves revolting against the weather. No amount of snow can stop us from sporting our favorite fall looks as we constantly struggle to bravely ignore the heinous wind chill. Most of the time though, we are snuggled in bed dreaming of the perfect cup of hot cocoa.

For this look I drew inspiration from Marc Jacob’s fall 2015 ready-to-wear collection. With a backdrop stimulated by Jeremiah Goodman’s painting of Diana Vreeland’s sitting room and a haunting soundtrack from Darren Aronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream, this show was in compliance with my closet. Although black quite evidently was the color of supremacy, we also saw a lot of navy blue, military green, nudes and a few pops of colors and prints.

The show had a very winter-esque feel and paid tribute to grunge. Models were seen sporting long diversely textured coats, eclectic intricately designed fabrics, traces of leather, fur, attention demanding gloves paired mostly with equally head-turning leather boots and alluring handbags. The makeup was all very uniform: vampy, with plum lips, brown eyeshadows and sleek contour.

As I’ve mentioned in my previous post, my personal style is an infusion of chic and grunge so the vibe of this show was a perfect one to reincarnate. I have always been a stickler for cutouts so I integrated a black top with cutout sleeves into my look. I paired it over a nude midi skirt that complemented my silhouette. I wrapped a navy blue woolen and polyester duster to commemorate the aesthetic from the runway. I ditched the fierce topknot buns seen on the runway for an equally eye-catching soft knit toque with a plush pom-pom which also paid tribute to the prints. As seen on the runway, every look had a striking element that brought edge to the outfit. I decided to rock my black and white dapper loafers to get on board. To accompany the metal ornament on my shoes, I also decided to don a minimal double chain necklace and my favorite gold round framed glasses. Analogous to the makeup on the runway, I also went for a dark vampy look.

Overall, I was very happy with the end result. Using this show as a guiding light allowed me to challenge myself while staying true to my personal style. If you stumble across this post and feel like you want to hop on to the dark side and be fierce while you’re at it, look no further. I can help.

Get My Look: 1. Cutout top. 2. Nude midi skirt. 3. Duster. 4. Black and white loafers. 5. Toque.