STYLE GURU STYLE: Pretty Nasty

It’s Giambattista Valli’s Giamba collection’s first birthday, and it’s distinctly different compared to Giambattista Valli’s 10-year-old main line. Simply put: “If GV is for the gala, then Giamba is for the after-party.” Giamba is the perfect combination of both pretty and nasty; ruffles and florals for the pretty and fringe, bold prints and denim for the nasty. Showing two polar opposite sides of your style at the same time is a popular fashion trend and is easily attainable!

With the combination of the Giamba resort spring 2016 collection and my personal style, I created a look that stands out with subtlety. As you all know, I’m not one to have a lot of color in my wardrobe, so I made sure to focus on finding an item with a cool print. That’s where my cardigan came in. The black velvet design popped and the long fringe at the bottom only added more pizazz. Underneath I wore a black tank top so the main focus is still on the cardigan.

Because it’s the middle of summer in Texas, instead of finishing off my outfit with a jeans, I decided to wear jean shorts. In the collection, the jeans are either flared or skinny so I went for one of my tight-fitting shorts.

I was going to pair my outfit with my Vans that looked similar to the shoes shown in the collection, but unfortunately they were so worn down I had to get rid of them. (I go through shoes at a ridiculously rapid rate). So instead, I wore black gladiator sandals with gold buckles. For accessories, I only wore a simple gold necklace with a diamond detail. I noticed in the collection that there weren’t a lot of accessories, which of course I had no problem with whatsoever! As stated in previous articles, I prefer the more minimalist look.

Get My Look: 1. A printed cardigan. 2. Tight-fitting shorts. 3. A dainty necklace.