STYLE GURU STYLE: Maximize Your Wardrobe

I am absolutely obsessed with Elie Saab and he is without a doubt my favorite designer. I have fallen in love with every single collection he has ever done and I strive to incorporate his aesthetic in my wardrobe as often as I can. His spring 2015 ready-to-wear is definitely one of my favorite lines he’s created. I love the extravagant, luxurious style that is evident in all of Saab’s pieces and how he incorporated that method into floor length gowns.

Any Fashionista/o knows that style is not effortless. It takes a lot of power to get out of bed, pull yourself together and create an outfit that is something other than sweatpants or leggings. If you’re anything like me, I would LOVE to roll out of bed fifteen minutes before class and show up to lecture in my pajamas. However, the inner Style Guru in me reminds me that it pays off to look put together and overall, it just makes you feel better.

To me, maxi skirts and dresses are the best thing to wear when you’re just not feeling the jeans or leggings look. They are extremely versatile, and can be worn throughout the year. Maxi skirts are appropriate for any occasion, and can be dressed up or down. They always look cute, and can flatter any body type. However, the one fact about maxi skirts that seals the deal for me is the fact that they are extremely comfortable!

When I purchased the skirt seen above, I thought of Saab’s ombré look that he emphasizes in some of his lines and I immediately wanted to purchase the skirt. I love ombre and I think it’s a timeless look. I love the way that his collection flows and the chiffon material he chose for a number of his designs inspired me to incorporate the same material in my wardrobe.

Although the skirt that I am wearing in the images above is sold out, there are a variety of skirts on the market similar to the one I am wearing: check out this one from Lulu’s or this one from Charlotte Russe. If you prefer a more casual maxi skirt, this striped cotton number from Forever 21 is definitely worth checking out.

Since this maxi skirt as seen above is pretty eye-catching, I thought that minimalistic accessories would work best. I decided to wear my gold DKNY watch to top the look off.

It’s easy to pull inspiration from your favorite designers and a great way to maintain that high fashion look in your every day life!

Get My Look: 1. Maxi skirt 2. Tank 3. Jacket 4. Watch 5. Sandal