STYLE GURU STYLE: Off the Grid

The entire Balmain spring 2015 ready-to-wear collection was absolutely amazing. Aside from the sexy cutouts, the grid pattern was a prevalent theme throughout the show. Not only were they reoccurring on the runway, but they have also been seen a lot recently in the fashion community.

Preparing for finals has gotten my stress levels through the roof and finding the energy to even get out of bed has been a struggle. As if these last couple of weeks hasn’t been hard enough, the weather has just been so horrible: non-stop rain every single day. I guess it’s true what they say, “April showers bring May flowers.” I’m just looking forward to those flowers next month. Despite the difficulties, I feel like if I look good, I feel good; so I at least try to make an effort when getting dressed. My go-to pieces lately have been my DIY distressed boyfriend jeans and my Birkenstock-inspired slip-on sandals. I can style tons of outfits around just these two pieces, and they’re comfortable so that’s also a plus.

Kimonos are one of my favorite pieces to add to my outfits especially during the springtime. This one in particular features the popular grid print. Any variation of black and white is definitely a winner in my book. I love the grid pattern because of how unique it is; it’s not quite plaid but it also isn’t stripes. It’s like the perfect combination of both. I am also a fan of the maxi length particularly because it’s different from typical waist length kimonos. To brighten up this gloomy day, I decided to add a pop of color with a bright turquoise form-fitting tank. This added great balance between the flowiness of the kimono and the slight bagginess of my pants. Also, thanks to the lousy weather giving me bad hair days, this leather cap was completely necessary.

The end is just days away, and I’m confident we’ll all get through it. Happy studying!

Get My Look: 1. Grid kimono. 2. Distressed boyfriend jeans. 3. Slip-on sandals.