STYLE GURU STYLE: Suede Madewell

The Madewell 2016 ready-to-wear collection is a festive and pleasing collection to me, because all of the looks are so stylish, yet look so comfortable, a theme which has always been an important concept in my own wardrobe. Some of the looks in this collection included denim, boho, vintage-style, and a plethora of fun prints and designs. The details in every outfit experiments with overlapping fabrics and prints while still maintaining a wearable, everyday look. I was intrigued by the casualness of this collection because it reminded me of my own personal sense of fashion. Which is what inspired my look.

My go-to colors always include black and white, but with the influence of the suede look in the Madewell collection, I was inspired to incorporate my suede front button mini skirt in my look. This skirt is both stylish and helps add spice to my outfit, making the look more interesting, though I stuck with neutral colors.

Suede seems to be trending this summer and can help enhance your wardrobe while being styled for many occasions. In my look, I included a loose black-and-white, loose, Aztec-style print tank, which was nice because it allowed for a cool breeze on a hot summer day. Black ankle booties are the perfect combination of chic and functional, especially for someone who isn’t into sporting wedges or heels all of the time. I also mixed in a light colored denim jacket (just because I am a fan of layering and for when the temperature drops throughout the day).

To finish my look, I included a mixture of personal style piecesaccessories help to express who you are and your own taste of fashion. My new favorite accessories are the Silver and Gold foil temporary tattoos, and I added a Michael Kors gold necklace foil tattoo around my neckline as a choker for this outfit. Gold has always been my favorite hint of color for an accessory to add to any piece. I also included my favorite round cheetah print sunglasses from Call it Spring. To top my outfit off, I added a black and white fashion Vogue magazine imitation cross-body I bought from a local boutique on Clark street in Chicago.

Get My Look: 1. Sunglasses. 2. Suede Skirt. 3. Black Booties. 4. Denim Jacket.