STYLE GURU STYLE: Swift Strokes

I told myself this summer that I was going to take fashion risks and not play it safe. Although I’ve worn things that have taken me out of my comfort zone confidently, this was a bit of a change. While browsing through the spring 2015 ready-to-wear lines to find inspiration, one runway show caught my eye. Emma Cook’s spring 2015 ready-to-wear line was almost a sign from the fashion gods that my style and personality were eerily close to the aesthetic. With prints that are bold, yet not overbearing, the collection is more polished. Instead of having more of a digital style print that is seemingly popular in the fashion world, most of the prints in this collection tend to have a hand-painted brush stroke effect.

Upon the first look at this collection, warm and cool colors are combined with crisp whites and blacks. Although pops of yellow and blue make the most frequent appearances, I decided to throw more colors into this tropical mix. While looking through the collection, I noticed a look that had more of a flowing silhouette, showing off a pair of loose slacks and an oversized top.

I found these pants about two years ago in the ladies department of a JCPenney! The great part about the silky pants is that they look like pajama bottoms and they’re totally comfy. I’m all about comfort and relaxation, which is definitely what this collection is. To give the tropical feel Emma Cook’s line conveys, the pants have swift brush stroke style markings in an array of blues, oranges, purples and greens. I usually pair a blue or white tank top with the pants, but I felt that an orange tank brought the colors in the pants out more, as well as sharing a likeness to the silhouette one of Cook’s looks. Dressing down, I finished the look off with a pair of blush flats that give off a feminine touch. To add more of a summer flair and a little of my personality, I put in my pineapple earrings, which are always a conversation starter.

Summer is all about wearing breezy pieces that are polished. This collection is one to draw inspiration from when going out to get coffee with your roommates or even a family related event. I told myself I was going to take fashion risks this summer and I feel that this collection is a good start.

Get My Look: 1. A breezy pair of pants. 2. A lose fitting tank top. 3. A pair of feminine flats.