STYLE GURU STYLE: Redefining Classic

If you’ve been following my posts for a few months now, then you’ve probably noticed my obsession with simple and understated fashion. You might have noticed that I love pieces with clean lines and I tend to steer on the side of sophistication. This look is no exception.

This time around, I took inspiration from the spring 2016 ready-to-wear collection from designer Virgil Abloh’s label, Off-White. The collection itself primarily features white tops and denim bottoms. At first, one might think that a collection like this might fall flat, but Abloh keeps it interesting by integrating deconstructed denim with raw edges and playful white tops with unexpected silhouettes throughout.

Abloh was not the only one to play around with the design of a classic white shirt during the spring 2016 ready-to-wear shows. Designers such as Anthony Vaccarello as well as Fendi and Vera Wang, to name a few, also demonstrated that the white shirt can be reinvented in a number of fashions. With playful prints atop streamlined silhouettes from Vaccarello and amped up shoulders and embellishments from Fendi to sheer and oversized styles from Vera Wang, the classic white shirt was all over this season’s runway.

To stay consistent with my personal style, I chose to wear a simple white linen button-down. Then, I added a pair of medium wash denim with subtle distressing. Though I love the distressed jeans here, a pair of patchwork denim could also look great if you’re feeling a little more adventurous. For shoes, I chose to wear my favorite pair of lace-up flats. By now, you might have noticed that I tend to keep it simple with my accessories. In this look, I wore a sleek silver necklace. To let you guys in on a little secret, this necklace is actually much longer, but I secured it in the back to shorten it and give it a new look. Finally, I added some small stud earrings.

Just as Abloh, Vaccarello, Fendi and Wang, be experimental and don’t be afraid to put your own spin on a classic piece. Whether you love the streamlined look I put together here, or you prefer something a little more adventurous, the spring 2016 ready-to-wear collections have you covered and offer inspiration on how to reinvent that classic white top.

Get My Look: 1. Any white button-down. 2. Your favorite pair of denim. 3. Lace-up flats.