STYLE GURU STYLE: Mute It or Boot It

2016 is the year I told myself I was going to update my style, and be consistent and intentional in what I wore. One thing that definitely influenced my vision for the new year was the Topshop Unique pre-fall 2016 collection.

Looking at this collection, most people would agree that they would love to have all of the featured pieces in their closet. These things aren’t fiscally realistic for most of us, however, and that is where we often lose hope or get discouraged about not being able to achieve our #stylegoals. One way to combat this effectively is through one of my favorite activities—thrifting.

If you’ve read my first ever STYLE GURU BIO, or perhaps know me in real life, you’ll know that thrifting has allowed me to build 95 percent of my closet. It’s also been a life-saver on multiple occasions where I needed a dress for an event, or had to find clothes I wouldn’t be upset about ruining. To me, thrifting is the best way to translate runway looks to your own closet, and since most things are vintage inspired anyway, you’ll be right on trend!

Recently, I’ve found myself becoming drawn to the color mustard more frequently than usual. The backpack I carry around campus is mustard, and over the break I’ve thrifted two mustard-colored turtlenecks, one of which is featured in this outfit. What I love about tones like mustard is their ability to fuse with so many outfits. As shown in the Topshop collection, muted tones are becoming trendier, and outfits with these colors especially shine when paired with a light denim. I decided to follow this philosophy and bring fall to the winter season by pairing my mustard mock-turtleneck with a pair of light wash denim jeans. Long coats were also an influence in the collection, and by utilizing my recently thrifted black overcoat, the Topshop vibe was brought to the Ohioan streets.

Get my look: 1. Mustard-colored turtleneck. 2. Light-wash jeans. 3. A long overcoat.