STYLE GURU STYLE: Versace Vibes

There’s nothing more classic than a little black dress. Typically, when we think of classic little black dresses, we reference designers like Christian Dior or Coco Chanel. But Versace? When I think of Versace, a much sexier, cutting edge taste emerges, the type of presence that commands an audience.

And that’s just what emerged on Versace’s autumn/winter 2016 ready-to-wear runway this spring. Striking, structured black coat-dresses were paired with salient thigh high boots in a variety of extra-bold colors. The models wore soft waves with smudgy charcoal liner and lipstick-bare lips.

What better way to spruce up a Monday than take a cue from Donatella Versace herself and create my very own take? Since I—unfortunately—own nothing resembling the coat-dresses on Versace’s runway, I chose to wear one of the most structured pieces in my closet, a black peekaboo skort. For my top, I chose a simple strappy tank, trying to soak up the last rays of warmth in southern California as we head into winter. I combined this all black look with a pair of thigh highs in a dusty rose color; and although my boots weren’t as insanely bright as the ones at Versace’s show, the vibe still came across in a way not too crazy for the classroom. To finish this it all off, I curled my hair in lazy-day waves and threw on some smudgy black liner for that vixen touch. With a funky pair of silver sunglasses popped on my head and a small silver necklace, my look was complete!

Get My Look: 1. A black crop top. 2. A structured skort. 3. A pair of colorful thigh-high boots.