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STYLE GURU STYLE: Midday Midi

Spring is finally here, which means it’s time to dig out our favorite skirts, throw our boots into the back of our closets in place of our favorite high heels and transform our all-black wardrobes into one that is infused with color! And that’s precisely what made me fall in love with the alice + olivia spring 2015 ready-to-wear runway show. Each piece in the collection screamed spring with its use of soft colors, bold prints, full skirts and gorgeous, flowy shapes. But even though spring is the perfect time to add some color into your ensemble, I couldn’t help but fall in love with the black and white looks in the collection. They were sleek and elegant, but they were perfectly styled for the warmer spring and summer months. The full high-waisted skirts in the show were to die for. The shapes looked so futuristic, and they could easily be dressed up or down depending on the occasion, which makes them a must-have item for spring and summer.

So to emulate the alice + olivia spring 2015 ready-to-wear collection, I started with my favorite Willow & Clay high-waisted skirt. The quilted texture and ice blue color are soft and feminine, making the skirt look sleek and elegant and ideal for spring. I wanted to keep the look simple, so I wore a black scoop neck T-shirt.

The alice + olivia show paired each look with strappy, colorful heels, so to complete my look, and to dress it up a bit more, I wore my favorite black pointy toe pumps with an ankle strap. The shoes added some more texture to the overall outfit and kept it from looking too casual. And finally, for a pop of that spring color, I used my favorite red lipstick from MAC, All Fired Up.

The full, high-waisted skirts seen in the alice + olivia runway show are such a staple piece for the warmer months. They are easy to wear and super comfortable! And, best of all, you can find these skirts in every color and pattern imaginable. But don’t be afraid to wear black in the spring. Just make sure to add some color through other accessories or with some bright lipstick.

Get My Look: 1. Black T-shirt. 2. Full midi skirt. 3. Pointy toe pump.