STYLE GURU STYLE: Peasantly Surprised

There’s something about the peasant style look that is so simple yet so appealing. It comprises a breezy aesthetic that is uniquely feminine and romantic. Although we may be far from the days of riding burros (what you may know as donkies) in the Spanish countryside, Latin influences still infiltrate today’s most breathtaking styles. Everything from the culture’s beautiful architecture to vibrant colors and crocheted patterns make my heart sing.

Suno’s 2016 resort collection seemed to reflect similar sentiments. From white, eyelet dresses to macrame fabrics and more, the line emulated that effortless aura of “modern folk” wear. Bright floral and other alluring designs were littered throughout the collection. The contrast of solid colors, which dominated many of the looks, interspersed with intricate patterns and details draws the observer in; at first glance, one sees simplicity, but upon further inspection, there is much more than meets the eye. These little details give the looks a unique sense of scrutiny and care that went into making these garments, without making the ensembles feel imposing or overwhelming (Suno really does have the magic touch). Furthermore, Suno also utilized A-line skirts and high, strappy sandals to complete the line.

My own look closely mirrors the overall ambiance of Suno’s line. I wore an off-white, patterned peasant blouse complete with ties that can be laced together from the cutout neckline. The shirt’s design is what initially drew me to this piece. The flattering base color is the perfect shade to complement a summer tan, and the woven design is stunning, whimsical and adds an element of texture to the look. I tucked the shirt into a black, A-line skirt in order to let the blouse take center stage. I finished off the look with my favorite pair of Free People sandals and put my hair in a high half pony to keep the long waves out of my face.

Get My Look: 1. A peasant blouse. 2. A high-waisted, black skirt. 3. A pair of strappy sandals (these will work well with the look in either black or brown).