STYLE GURU STYLE: Revamp the Old to Mimic the New

If you want to create a delightfully cute runway inspired look without spending the extra cash, take your old clothes and mix and match them. My outfit was inspired by looks one and three from Bluemarine’s pre-fall 2015 runway show. I created it from old items in my closet.

Although I didn’t have a collared dress, I knew that I already had an existing black collared T-shirt in my closet. I found the shirt to be too long to match with a skirt, so I took some safety pins and pinned up my shirt to a length that I liked. I then went ahead and matched it with an inexpensive black pencil skirt. I did an entire black outfit (minus the white lace collar) but you can go ahead and try different colors if black is not your style.

I wanted to match the runway show’s continuous use of oxford heels, so I wore a pair of black lace ones. My shoes are from a little shoe store that I walked by while on internship in Taipei, Taiwan two years ago. I always believe that if you see the perfect dress, or the perfect pair of shoes for a great price, you should grab them up when you see them!

The runway show featured bangles on both wrists, so I wore a set of bracelets on both arms. I also did my hair and makeup similar to the way that it was featured in the runway show. I curled my hair with a flat iron for effortless curls. I never travel without my Colorful Seasons 7 flat iron, just in case I want to have fabulous curls, or if I need to tame flyaways. I even use my flat iron to iron out little creases in my collars and clothing while travelling! I wore my hair to one side and made sure that I had strong red lips that popped against my black outfit.

I wore Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lipstick, in Mattee 006 Really Red. This lipstick was actually recommended to me by one of my professors. If a professor can lecture for 2 hours without her lipstick moving an inch, you know that it is an outstanding pick! I chose to wear a matte lipstick, because I find that they stay on longer than a glossy one. I always line my lips (especially my reds) with a transparent lipliner to help lock in my lipstick, without the hassle of having to match the lipstick and liner colors. I use one from Rimmel London, because it is very affordable and available in most drug stores. For my eyes, I used a nude shimmery gold-brown tone for my entire lid and a shimmery brown for my outer lids. I used Maybelline’s The Nudes pallete, which is a cheaper alternative to Urban Decay’s Naked palettes. I then finished with eye liner and mascara.

Get My Look: 1. Collared Shirt. 2. Pencil Skirt. 3. Oxford Heels.