STYLE GURU STYLE: Shades of Cool

Living in North Carolina, I’ve learned that dressing differently than the norm in a small town is considered “too much” or “showing off.” I, however, yearn for the high fashion of bigger cities and pride myself on daring to be different. Though I love black, I’ve started to incorporate more colors into my wardrobe and wear whatever makes me feel fabulous that day.

Christian Dada’s Tokyo fall 2015 runway collection is brilliant. It embodies many of the looks that I’m interested in, as well as many of the popular looks of the season; such as jean jackets, fuzzy sweaters, pleated skirts and oversized coats. Though at first it begins with a simple black color scheme, colors slowly start to blend into the outfits, with a fuzzy top hat or a large colored jacket completing the looks.

All of the dark colors and heavy jackets give off a mysterious quality. The red lipstick and intense eyes were enough to make me want to become a dangerous muse in an old Hollywood film noir. I love the dark, dramatic, european vibe his models gave and the splashes of color thrown into the outfits to balance it all out. He brings to life the combination of punk and the color black, making it an effortlessly cool show. Look 26, inspired me greatly with her punk-cool european mixture.

I searched my closet and pulled out a white T-shirt, which I knotted to the right along with my faded jean jacket. I paired my top with black high-waisted shorts, black knee-high socks and my Steve Madden Gelsey black booties. The look wasn’t quite done yet, so to incorporate more of an edgy and punk look, I threw on my “Wasted Youth” beanie. As for the makeup, I didn’t want to go too dramatic and just wanted a natural, subtle look. Therefore, I combined lipsticks from Rimmel London and Sephora’s Ingenuous. To add the final touch, I put on my black round sunglasses for a mysterious affect.

Get My Look: 1. Denim jacket. 2. Knee High Black Socks 3. Graphic beanie.