Dolce&Gabbana’s spring 2015 collection was inspired by matadors from Spain’s bullfighting traditions. Drawing from the colors black, white, red and gold, the collection bedazzled the runway in jewel tones and large prints. Brocade fabric was dominant in their collection, accentuating the femininity and strength that comes from such a heavy material. Flower motifs ran rampant, along with lace, boxy handbags and fringe. I love this collection because it reminded me of royalty, and that’s how I always strive to feel every time I leave my apartment. Despite not owning any black brocade gowns, I still took inspiration from the collection’s massive use of large scale prints and jewel colors.
I have a love of totes and roomy bags, so my first decision was to wear a jewel toned handbag, preferably my Brighton handbag that I carry my textbooks in. Translating this into my mostly monochromatic wardrobe wasn’t difficult since neutral clothing works with colorful accessories and shoes. I wanted my bag to mimic the regal, expensive aura that Dolce&Gabbana’s embellished wooden and metal handbags gave off. I feel like a bold leather bag does just the job.
Wearing large prints was a bigger step for me. I generally prefer dresses with intricate details in solid colors or small floral patterns. I absolutely love my Sourpuss dress. I hadn’t planned on choosing a dress with a loud bat print, but when I saw it, I knew it would be the perfect dress to ease me into graphics.