STYLE GURU STYLE: Runway Translated

The options designers gave for spring 2016 are expansive beyond belief. Many companies went above and beyond to bring accessible style back to the consumer. One of the experts at delivering the perfectly attainable look is Virgil Abloh, founder of the brand Off-White. In his spring 2016 Abloh decided to recreate a classic look: the blue jeans and white T-shirt staple. Throughout the show, there were many interpretations of this concept—some more couture—but most would look great for any girl returning from break and ready to show off her new look on campus!

After obsessing over Abloh’s work, I decided to go shopping to find clothes I could use to create a similar outfit. My makeup complements the quintessential, classic apparel by keeping it sleek with a simple cat eye and a hint of peach blush. The models in the Off-White show also had their hair slicked back, so I did the same although not as flawlessly. Choosing the pieces was actually harder than I expected due to the many options I had, but I finally landed on some pieces I could not leave behind.

I am wearing a boxy, cropped, white T-shirt with a textured finished. The high neckline of the top gives a faux turtleneck appeal. I also put a tie around my neck to reference the masculine elements in my outfit. The jeans complement the silhouette of the top, hanging loosely from my hips, with a nice cuff at the ankle and an added patch. I wanted to wear heels to bring some of the runway back into my look, and I was also able to infiltrate color by choosing a nice, teal, suede shoe. My finishing accessory is my black briefcase-styled satchel. The same boxiness that can be seen throughout my look was also included here; I think that, overall, it tied my look together. After seeing my outfit at its completion, I decided to have a perfect day out and about in the flea markets. This outfit is perfectly comfortable and also makes you feel amazingly confident.

Get My Look: 1. White boxy T-shirt. 2. Patchwork jeans. 3. Teal heels. 4. Briefcase-style satchel.