STYLE GURU STYLE: Punk Ballerina

Once again Fashion Week has blown my mind. From New York, London, Milan and Paris, we have witnessed it all: a spectacular lineup. As we are patiently waiting until the fall season rolls around to buy these eye-catching items I went into my closet to pull out similar stylish pieces. Saint Laurent presented their fall 2015 ready-to-wear collection in Paris and displayed a full line of ’80s-inspired clothes. These pieces perfectly meshed together ballerina-esque fabrics and silhouettes adding punk elements like leather jackets and ripped fishnet tights. When I first saw this new collection, I knew I immediately had to recreate it.

For this outfit I pulled my inspiration from the feminine yet punk lace pieces highlighted in the show. The skirt, which I picked up at our local Nordstrom Rack, has long layers of polka dot lace over a shorter black skirt. The lace gives it a flirty vibe but the black color and uneven style at the hem gives it the right amount of edge.

To punk up the look even more I added a leather jacket with metal detailing and shoulder pads. This jacket, which I picked up at Wasteland in San Francisco, reminds me of the leather jackets showcased in the Saint Laurent show. A structured jacket is always a great addition to any outfit, especially paired with more voluminous pieces because it gives you such a flattering shape. I tied in a gray high neck cropped top to make sure the focus stayed on my skirt and jacket.

For some stylish accessories I added a pair of distressed moto boots, which perfectly complements the punk look along with a structured handbag. This sophisticated handbag gives this look an important style element, keeping my outfit looking chic, not costume-y. To transition to a spring look, ditch the jacket and swap the moto boots for this seasons “it” platform sandals. You can also swap the purse for a small cross-body bag in a statement color, giving it a pop that is always perfect for spring.

Get My Look: 1. Lace maxi skirt. 2. Leather biker jacket. 3. Black moto boots.