STYLE GURU STYLE: Classic Metallic

You can find Wren’s resort ’15 collection at the chic crossroads of classic and metallic. Black filled and formed slack silhouettes while burnt gold prints added decorative dimension. The polished palette also fused fashionable formality to the loose, lounge-like fit. Velvet and elastic materialized the relaxed line with the occasional silk set (like the second look’s sheer sleeved dress). Together, the glamour-me-gold oriental ornaments and the classic black base created a Hollywood Regency style that no true Fashionista could ignore.

One of my favorites was the collection’s 12th look. I began with a style staple I use often as a base for patterned and printed outfits – a silk, black tank. Although the line’s look paired its spaghetti-strapped top with a velvet skirt, my reimagining was slightly, yet still stylishly, different. I incorporated shorts instead of a skirt with polyester prints rather than velvet patterns. I did follow suit, however, with the textured tresses and black, open toe heels.

Although Wren modeled an accessory-free collection, I couldn’t resist. A gold, stopwatch trendily ticked and tocked around my neck and decoratively disrupted its black backdrop. Additionally, my favorite Betsey Johnson watch wrung my wrist with golden links and a timelessly tied black bow. Finally, my manicure was lacquered boldly by black polish.

Black is the new black, as worn by Wren. Of course, its metallic gold embellishments offered a refreshing remix to the perpetual palette. The collection’s fabric and fit is casual enough for a Fashionista’s daytime duties while its sleek and shiny scheme adds formality for a day-to-night step-free transformation that’ll have you going from work straight to happy hour.

Get My Look: 1. A basic black tank. 2. Metallically adorned shorts. 3. Black heels that’ll show off your pedicure.

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