STYLE GURU STYLE: Quilted Dreams

Living in Florida, it’s difficult to rejoice or experience what it feels like to wear a winter coat for more than just a few hours at a time. Sometimes a cold front does grace us with its presence. When it does, us Floridians know to whip out the coats that we only get to wear once a year. I mean, how could you resist not wearing leather jackets or jeans without having to sweat profusely through your clothes, or having to peel off layers as the day goes on with increasing temperatures?

When I think of fall or winter, the first thing that comes to mind is muted colors, textured jackets and classic shoes that can be worn with almost any winter outfit your heart desires—or in other words, Converse. We can all agree that textured jackets were the entire craze for fall this year, from shearling to faux fur to quilt, all of these jackets and textures took the fashion world by storm. Brands like Balmain, Balenciaga, DKNY and Christian Dior all featured textured clothing in their fall 2014 fashion shows, making way to this new trend I cannot seem to live without.

Drawing inspirations from Christian Dior’s military themed 2014 fashion show I decided to throw my own spin on his military trend, making it something that can be worn on a daily basis. For my outfit, I featured an oversized quilted bomber jacket; it provides the right amount of warmth and comfort for a Florida winter. In order to liven up the rest of my outfit, I paired the jacket with some basics that I believe should be staples in everyone’s closet. A basic striped white shirt and a pair of denim shorts are an easy way to add that effortless mixture of style and comfort while still looking put together. Topping it off with some accessories such as a gold coin necklace and some brown tinted sunglasses is the best way to make a muted toned jacket pop.

Get My Look:1. A quilted bomber jacket. 2. A striped top. 3. Brown tinted sunglasses.