McQ Alexander McQueen’s Pre-Fall line exuded urban confidence through clean lines and elegant silhouettes. A rich royal blue dotted the monochromatic collection which had various artistic influences, notably that of Jackson Pollock. Many aspects of the collection are simple staples that range from leggings and oversized sweatshirts to streamlined skirts. All pieces likely to be found in a college student’s closet.
It’s easy to take this chic yet comfortable look from showroom to classroom. The standout piece in this outfit is the pant, and a similar pair can be found at American Apparel. The Unisex Tie Dye Stretch Twill Slim Slack Lite (on sale for $32, a steal) will be the centerpiece of your outfit.
The McQ model sports a subtly printed geometric crew neck; an oversized black sweatshirt with a little detailing will do the trick! ASOS’s Pull&Bear 90s Sweatshirt ($56.04) is a great choice. It has a front zipper pocket that brings contrast to the look without clashing with the edgy pants.
To finish the look, you’ll need a pair of boots that have a bit of excitement to them, but perhaps ones that are a bit more practical than the shaggy pair featured in the collection. Choies makes a perfect pair of Black Side Zipper Ankle Boots ($57.99) that have faux shearling that will definitely keep you warm in the frosty New York weather.
To finish off your McQ inspired outfit, opt for more natural hair and makeup. Don’t be afraid to accessorize with dainty silver jewelry and a streamlined coat; take the city streets by storm.
Grace Halio is a contributing writer. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.