Was anyone else overwhelmed by NYFW? I revel in afternoons spent pouring over magazines and analyzing trends, but Fashion Week temporarily stifles my enthusiasm for fashion. The excessive coverage, the new designers to memorize, the heaps of trends to store away for six months?! Don’t even get me started on how the fashion circus makes my wardrobe feel instantly blasé. But somehow, through all the clutter, one particularly simple runway look caught my eye and stole my heart: Altuzarra‘s brilliant pairing of gorgeous metallic skirts and minimalistic henleys.
I always strive for balance in my personal style, mixing casual and elegant, classic and kitschy, loose and fitted. In order to maintain such balance, I believe a wardrobe needs a healthy mix of statement pieces and basics. Basics dress down your most glamorous, “special occasion” pieces, helping you make the most of your closet.
My interpretation of Altuzarra’s look includes a burgundy sequin pencil skirt and my comfiest, slouchiest v-neck. I bring the entire look further down to earth with a baseball cap.
Extravagant pieces, when paired with everyday basics, can look completely appropriate on a Wednesday afternoon. So what outrageous piece will you pair with your favorite go-to basics?
What I wore: Baseball cap: ZaraMan (old, similar here), v-neck: Target, skirt: ASOS (old, similar here & here), heels: Zara (old, similar here & here & here), sunglasses: thrifted, bracelet: Forever 21 (old, similar here & here)