STYLE GURU STYLE: Vintage and Neutrals

The fall 2014 ready-to-wear Marc Jacobs fashion show showcased neutral garments with a hint of ’60s flare. Each super model’s hair was chopped in a perfect, severe bob with straight across bangs and a cloth headband. Marc Jacobs is the master of vintage designs and color. But, this collection was much different and it was anything but simple. It highlighted elaborate patterns and cuts.  Further into the show he introduced different hues and pastels. The collection was the embodiment of sophistication.

I aspired to achieve this level of sophistication in my ensemble. My neutral tunic dress with an asymmetrical collar and pockets is accented with stripes.  The gray and white colors keep it neutral, but not boring. Its unusual collar creates intrigue and sophistication. The line the tunic creates is both flattering and reminiscent of a past era.

My black BCBGeneration overcoat adds texture to my outfit with leather quilted accents on each shoulder. It’s trendy while maintaining an element of timelessness. Its off centered zipper and belt add a dressy feel to the coat.  Its brassy gold colored zippers allow the coat to be dressed up or down.

My glasses are authentic vintage from the ’50s and add another vintage element to my ensemble. They’re a rare find from an antique shop in Portland, Oregon. They’re by far my favorite accessory in my closet and are a perfect addition to this outfit. Their cat-eye shape and touch of silver sparkle give my outfit another level of sophistication and vintage flare while still maintaining my neutral motif.

My leather Frye boots are a classic black and keep with the neutral element in my outfit.  Their below-the-knee cut allow the perfect level of comfort and warmth in snowy Pittsburgh.

I’m not usually one to wear neutral colors, but the Marc Jacobs fashion show inspired me to go outside of my comfort zone.  It turns out that I love neutrals and have fun adding my own vintage touch!  I can see myself wearing a lot more neutral colors in the future.

Get My Look: 1. A black overcoat. 2. A neutral tunic dress. 3. A black boot.