Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Elements of Style

Meet the shoes of 2015: elegant, edgy, and quilted! I am absolutely in love with quilted and high-low boots. All of the ones pictured below are courtesy of Nordstrom - so if you're looking for a place to spend some hard-earned money, that's the place to go! 
(From top): Bucco burgundy quilted boots, Extreme quilted bootie, Leuven Alexander Nerine wedge bootie, Top Guy Polly tall boot, ZiGiny London Rebel Camron bootie, Westwood Refresh Paco tall boot, Westwood Alto knee high boot, Top Guy Page heeled boot 
I study at the University of Alaska Anchorage, conveniently located in the worst dressed state in the United States. So my campus is littered with people wearing extra tuffs, sweat pants, and those sequined Uggs that I personally think are an abomination to fashion. Style is sacrificed for comfort. And, trust me, I totally get that. I just happen to think that there's a way to combine the two. 

Effortless style is actually really simple. It's all about combining trends and classics, neutrals and colors. Basics everyone should have in their closet with some modern twists:
Black jeans, distressed jeans, cream sweater, grey sweater, oxblood/burgundy leather pants, black draped cardigan, black leather leggings, red leather circle skirt, striped crop sweater, black pencil skirt, black leather shorts, burgundy skater skirt, black leather jacket, graphic sweater, black leather dress, white peplum blouse, neutral sweater dress.