STYLE GURU STYLE: Vertical Fixation

Minimalism is a major key. The majority of my wardrobe is black and white and a few splashes of color for when I’m feeling particularly bold. My style without a doubt follows the three C’s: casual, classic and chic.

With such a minimalist wardrobe, experimenting with patterns, textures and accent hues are a must. Inspired by Alexander Wang’s spring 2016 ready-to-wear collection, I took note of Wang’s fixation on the vertical line and followed suite. His collection includes streamlined looks with detailing and stitching meant to draw the eye from top to bottom. The lines he creates lengthen the body and exaggerate its curves. Wang exhibits mixed fabric and material by including deconstructed denim, metal spikes and studs, fringed leather and even silk in his looks. I combined this with the casual vibes coming from Tomas Maier’s pre-fall collection. Maier highlighted the printed pieces in an outfit by making the rest of the look neutral. All of his pieces were simple and modern and would score any “cool girl” instant street style points. His collection really played at my minimalist heart strings.

Taking pointers from the likes of Wang and Maier, I put together this outfit. The all-black basics really highlight the vertical stripes of my button-up. My leather ankle boots pair well with my leather handbag and emphasizes my bag’s alligator skin texture. The subtle color from my NYX Butter Lipstick and the black/silver ombré from my NASTY GAL cat-eye sunglasses really pull together the look.

Get My Look: 1. Vertically Striped Shirt. 2. Black Blouse. 3. Black Skinny Jeans. 4. Textured Leather Handbag. 5. Leather Ankle Boots.