STYLE GURU STYLE: The Longline

Throughout all of fashion’s history, there is one trend that has remained present from generation to generation. From the swinging days in the 1930s to the retro ways of the women in the ’60s and recently in The Row pre-fall 2015 fashion show, the longline coat is a must have in every Fashionista’s and Fashionisto’s wardrobe. This piece is timeless and effortless. It can be dressed up for an interview or it can be played down for a more casual look. This coat transitions very well from a day of classes to a night on the town. The best part is, longline coats come in a wide variety of styles to suit any body type and in this camel color, it can be paired with just about anything!

For my first day of classes I wanted to make a statement and this runway inspired look was the perfect fit to do just that. I decided to put my twist on the look to make it CollegeFashionista appropriate. If you didn’t know, I absolutely love neutrals. I started the look off by pairing my favorite blue skinny jeans with a classic white button-down. I then flipped on this longline oversized boyfriend coat to give the outfit some structure. I chose this coat specifically because of its cut. It lands right at my knee and doesn’t overwhelm my figure. To balance out the look, I decided on these taupe booties over black ones to keep the look light and playful. I find when wearing skinny jeans, it is always best to pair it with a heel. A heel adds great posture and elongates the legs. For accessories, I kept it simple with a pair of gold hoop earrings and some uniformed loose body waves in my hair.

The Row’s pre-fall 2015 fashion show was made for me. The collection of all neutral pieces served as great inspiration for some of my recent buys and outfits such as this one. This collection shows that it is possible to make statements in neutrals and earth tones. By mixing college basics like jeans and button-downs with neutral pieces, you can take a pretty boring outfit and turn it into something so chic and effortless; making the perfect statement to your college professors.

Get My Look: 1. Longline oversized coat. 2. White button-down. 3. Light wash denim. 4. Taupe booties..