STYLE GURU STYLE: Styling and Living It Up In The City

Since my style is very versatile, there are days when I feel like going for a sleek, more sophisticated look. I like to play around with black, white, pastel and neutral colors. I recently purchased a taupe colored open front trench coat from Forever 21 to add to my wardrobe for the spring and summer. I think having a neutral or pastel colored trench coat is a spot-on classic piece to have in your closet because it is light, fluttery and the perfect topper.

Taking inspiration from A.L.C spring 2014 ready-to-wear collection, I combined classic and casual which is exactly what Liberman was going for in her collection. I was drawn to the colors, the tailored jumpsuits with built-in sporty bandeau details and the fluttery mint colored trench coat. The open front mint trench coat in her collection really stood out to me as it gives a timeless look with its modern design of a draped front. I adore the fact that it is a classic understated piece. The pieces in the collection consisted of black, white, mint, red, bright orange and neutral colors, but I stuck (mostly) to black, white and neutral for my outfit.

My outfit includes a black H&M crop top with black high-waisted pants. To add to this look, I threw on a taupe colored open front light trench coat. The trench coat resembles the mint colored trench coat shown in the A.L.C spring collection. The taupe trench coat is the main statement in my outfit and looks super chic with the black ensemble. To complete this look I put on a pair of white leather high heel shoes from Zara to achieve a classy look.

As Yves Saint Laurent once said, “Accessories pull the whole look together and make it unique.” I couldn’t agree more. There are so many inspiring and beautiful pieces of accessories available in the marketplace, providing us with countless styling options. The only trick is to discover which pieces add the best finishing touches to your outfit so you don’t over or under accessorize. To achieve a sophisticated and casual look, I opted for gold tones to go with my outfit. I wore a pair of classic Ray-Ban sunglasses, a yellow gold bangle, a chain bracelet, an Anne Klein watch with a black band, a pair of white and gold earrings and a small black cross-body bag.

Get My Look: 1. Any black crop top. 2. Black high-waisted pants. 3. Any open front trench coat.