STYLE GURU STYLE: The Seasonal Slip Dress

‘Tis the season to shop for warm, yet trendy peacoats and stock up on all the coziest knee-high socks. It seems that once the temperatures drop, and there’s a slight chill in the air, we toss all our spring and summer pieces aside. I’m challenging this yearly ritual and finding a way to incorporate some of the trendiest skin-bearing pieces I have into my winter wardrobe. My first task is the slip dress.

Drawing some major inspiration for my own look from the Wanda Nylon fall/winter 2016–2017 ready-to-wear collection, I used the classic technique of layering to combine differing season pieces. My favorite look of Nylon’s incorporated that street style vibe by pairing an elegant slip dress over a plain white T-shirt, accessorized with black frame sunglasses and paired with a thigh-high boot. I found that the look embodied both the winter and spring season, which I recreated in my own look.

For me, winter screams turtlenecks, so I paired my rose gold, slip dress over a ribbed sweater. I opted to pair the look with a knee-high boot versus a thigh-high boot to make sure I still had that peek-a-book of leg in the outfit. I wanted to dress the elegance of the slip down by working with natural hair and accessorizing with a clear-framed, geek-style sunglasses. I didn’t want the neck to feel heavy by adding a glam statement necklace, so I paired the look with my favorite bolo tie to hang loose, but add contrast. The overall look felt both trendy and street style.