STYLE GURU STYLE: That Classic Thing That You Like

A cool graphic T-shirt, a statement pair of high waist jeans, a sentimental canvas tote and a set of trusty black boots are essential items in my summer wardrobe. When combined all these pieces create the ultimate fuss-free outfit, perfect for those early morning university classes when you’re rushing to class to avoid being late.

Taking inspiration from the Dondup resort 2016 ready-to-wear collection, I decided to mirror the strong yet simplistic nature of the collection and opted for these staple pieces to help echo Manuela Mariott’s optimistic, basic yet elegant strength. The collections calm color palette of navy and white tones is also emulated in my outfit. I also took inspiration from the street to include graphic pieces, like simple but hip canvas tote.

Canvas totes have never been more chic. They add a summery, carefree and effortless vibe. They are also great for any summer outfit because they not only help to make a unique statement but also keep things practical. They are perfect for easily carrying around all your university books and stationary. This specific canvas tote holds sentimental value as it was purchased at a well known bookshop, Shakespeare and Co. in Paris. I love how every time I use this bag I am brought back to earlier in the summer when I was traveling around Europe with my best friend and twin sister.

In addition, this navy T-shirt, also purchased on my travels, helps to add to the casual and simplistic nature of this outfit. However, it maintains a strong elegance because of the classic structure. Calvin Klein Jeans is another brand which screams calm effortlessness and strong sophistication. The deep navy hues and traditional cut make this T-shirt one of my all time essentials and favorites.

Get My Look: 1. High-waisted jeans. 2. Canvas tote. 3. Calvin Klein Jeans T-shirt.