STYLE GURU STYLE: Sporty Spice

Hood By Air’s spring 2016 ready-to-wear collection was an absolute force during fashion week last fall. Relatively unconventional when stacked against high fashion empires like Oscar de la Renta and Céline, the brand is known for their über cool, luxurious and androgynous pieces that are worn by big names like A$AP Rocky and Kanye West. For this collection, HBA designer Shayne Oliver was inspired by the deconstruction of a school uniform he recalls wearing as a child. It was not short of contrasting fabrics and colors, hardware detailing and gender-neutral designs worn by both male and female models.

I was inspired by one of the sportier looks in the show, which only makes sense seeing as my style these days is pretty athletic and androgynous. My oversized bomber from Topshop is reminiscent of the soft and hard fabric pairings seen in Hood By Air’s show. It is also a nod towards the black and white contrasts seen in a lot of the looks. No matter how much my style changes, I will never let go of my trusty J.Crew Pixie Pants. These pants are my Holy Grail and are the perfect black pant that everyone should own. This white T-shirt from Zara is another essential piece in my closet, as I continue to find new ways to wear it. I’m carrying Givenchy’s Pandora bag, which is understated yet still aesthetically interesting with its unusual geometric shape. My slip-on sneakers are by Axel Arigato, an awesome sneaker company that has only been in production for about a year and a half. I am obsessed with sneakers right now. The gold necklace I have on is by House of Harlow 1969 and is by far my favorite piece of jewelry I own. I’ve really been into keeping my hair up and out of my face lately. These braided pigtails are one of my go-to ‘dos for those days I can’t be bothered by it.

Get My Look: 1. Bomber jacket. 2. Black slip-on sneakers. 3. Gold chain necklace.