I am a tomboy at heart; I like to wear anything menswear-inspired. When I saw the McQ Alexander McQueen spring 2016 ready-to-wear collection, it was love at first sight. The collection was the perfect balance of punk and femininity with a hint of menswear. It embodied an urban woman with elements of metallic leather, polka-dots and dripping silver chains.
Following advice from Sarah Burton, the creative director at McQ, I stuck with an all-black suit. The multifaceted looks were the muse for my outfit. The advent of fall weather in the Northeast justified rocking a suit to class. The key to finding the perfect suit is in the cut. No Fashionista wants a suit that will age her or make her look like a corporate bureaucrat. To avoid this, I paired a long and sleek Zara blazer with loose-fitting Zara trousers. Burton opted for no shirt under her blazer. I decided that a long and loose blouse would be more appropriate for class. The cream blouse is what I like to call a bohemian take on a structured button-up. It added a touch of femininity to the outfit and made it more casual. I was also able to pull in some metallic accent with my Nike Air Max sneakers. The punkish shoes kept the outfit aligned to my sporty personal style. My leather backpack with silver accents was inspired by the use of silver chains throughout the collection. A minimal watch and timeless Yves Saint Laurent sunnies polished off the look.