The other day, for the first time in a long, long time, it officially felt like spring had returned to New York City, and with warmer temps come the summer-ready ensembles. Allow Ciara's monochrome tan suede ensemble from Theory to provide you with plenty of inspiration. The singer was spotted at the new Condé Nast building, where she visited her good friend, style director of W magazine, Edward Enninful, to play him a sneak preview of her forthcoming album, Jackie (to be officially released on May 4th, if you're keeping track). When hanging with one of the most important men in fashion, your outfit needs to be flawlessly on point.
Ciara paired a matching knee-length suede duster with a complimentary pair of culottes from another look in the brand's Spring 2015 collection. She finished off this matchy-matchy ensemble with a simple, black, slightly cropped tee from Versace and a stunning pair of knee-high, lace-up Giuseppe Zanotti heeled sandals. Suede might seem like the antithesis to spring, but the new interpretation is ultra light and thin. It's poised to be a majorly chic trend, as are all things '70s, and Ciara's take is most definitely at the forefront.
While this look certainly isn't for the majority of women, it's a perfect example of Chiara's sartorial niche.
The singer is known for her tomboy-esque aesthetic, frequently perusing the men's section and wearing slouchy, oversized ensembles. She makes this work by pairing a feminine component with the masculine details, creating overall balanced outfits that are equal parts tough and sexy. Plus, once you see the details of this look from the back, it gives a whole new meaning to the phrase flawlessly put-together.