STYLE GURU STYLE: Resort Ready

Full skirts, pops of color and bold floral embroidery! What could make for a better resort 2016 Andrew Gn fashion show? I love Gn’s aesthetic of utilizing a work-appropriate structure, but branching out to colorful fabrics. Despite the sense of maturity that most millennials find from anything embroidered, Gn pulls off a modern and sophisticated, yet wearable, collection. The combination of bold colors and patterns are not too over the top, like many designers can often do (making their looks seem less wearable to the everyday Fashionista) because he goes a more relatable route with each outfit. By breaking up the intensity of his key pieces through adding a neutral element, Gn makes ready-to-wear outfits for his runway. Whether the bulk of a gown is black or he simply pairs a solid top with a patterned skirt, Gn automatically makes his entire collection more consumer friendly. Still, his unique sense of color, pattern, texture and form truly make his collection stand out against the mountain of 2016 resort collections.

Taking the heavy floral influence of Andrew Gn’s collection into account when pairing my outfit together, I used a tropical print for my blouse. This was in order to emphasize the resort essence in my look. I also wanted to throw in a bold and colorful element. I decided the most wearable (and practical) way of incorporating a saturated hue would be to have a royal blue clutch. Additionally, to go along with Gn’s theme of full skirts and neutral blocks in his looks, I went with a black skater skirt. The skirt provides a girly and feminine element to the outfit, rather than pushing the look in a more edgy direction. An edgy look could be achieved by switching out the flouncy skirt for a black leather pencil skirt, kick butt studded heels and slicking one’s hair back like the ultimate Fashionista, Koko (aka Khloé Kardashian.) However, Gn’s runway called for a more innocent, than rebel, look. Continuing the cutesy aura of the runway show, I added the finishing touch with a pair of round toe nude heels.

Get My Look: 1. Tropical button-down blouse, or even a romper if you want to mix it up. 2. Black skater skirt. 3. Calvin Klein clutch.