STYLE GURU STYLE: Spring Thing

Spring is here and April rainfalls are upon us. The spring 2015 ready-to-wear collection from Tory Burch captures the vibrance and artistry of the season. Her pieces were largely inspired by Françoise Gilot, a French painter and author, whose work was overshadowed by her lover Pablo Picasso. Burch incorporated beautiful prints and patterns that reflected aspects of Françoise and Pablo’s life on smock dresses, tunic tops and trouser pants. The looks integrated clean-cut collars with loose skirts, canvas dresses and knit sweaters, which created a playful yet sophisticated quality.

My outfit was particularly influenced by the white, collared button-downs and blouses that were worn underneath the sweaters and dresses. I wore a gray knit dress with black outlined pockets over a white collared shirt and opted out on the colorful “tribal” patterns. I substituted the knit sweater with a knit dress to produce a more refined look. In an essence, I wanted to recreate the black and white outfits that Tory Burch put together but with a twist to the weather. I paired this with a black peacoat, floppy hat, over-the-knee socks and Hunter Boots in anticipation for the precipitation. The only must-have accessory to complete this outfit is an umbrella.

The collared dresses and sweaters trend is perfect for spring and rainy days with its lightweight layering. It looks great with every outerwear and can be paired with any footwear, which makes it simple to incorporate into your everyday wardrobe. Due to its versatility, I know this look will easily become my go-to this season.

Get My Look: 1. Knit dress. 2. White collared shirt. 3. Rain boots.