STYLE GURU STYLE: Tailored

April 17th, 2015 at 2:00am

Pulling off a tailored look on a woman takes a lot of confidence. It is a struggle to feel feminine under boxy, structured clothing. David Michael, on the other hand brought sexy back to the suit with his fall 2015 ready-to-wear collection. The collection had an androgynous vibe with pieces like slacks and double-breasted jackets. Michael kept the collection sexy with low cut tops, sheer fabric and a little exposed leg. I was instantly intrigued by the mood of this collection, it came across very personable. Especially with the models exposed emotion and movement, I fell in love.

I wore this ensemble to Indiana University’s annual spring fashion show. All the fashion design seniors work to create a line for the event. The lines were inspired by things ranging from Halo (yes, the video game) to housewives. All the lines unique from one another created a stand out show.

As this was a school function, I needed something somewhat appropriate. Like Michael’s collection I opted for some menswear-inspired pieces (obviously, mine are much more feminine). You can’t go wrong with menswear for women when you need a professional look. I found this floral blazer at Nordstrom Rack. I love it for summer, I am eager to wear it with a a black romper! The rest of my look was tailored around the blazer. My white skirt (it’s really a skort) fit well with the blazer, as it has a silhouette inspired by the suit department. Now I know some would say this skort is pretty trendy. As trendy as it might be, it makes everything look ten times better. I love that you get to feel risky by showing a lot of leg, but they’re really shorts, people!

Get My Look: 1. A bright floral blazer. 2. The best structured skort. 3. A metallic top.