OOTW: Spike It Like It's Hot

Jesse L. Brooks


With temperatures rising, it has us switching up our closets into more spring-like pieces. Just because things are warming up doesn't mean we can't still wear our favorite staple color, black! This week we are taking a classic spin on polished spring style with an added edge. 

Duncan's all-black Ophelia shirt dress is characterized by a cotton-piqué heart-shaped panel at the bodice that nods to the label's darkly romantic aesthetic. It's crafted from lightweight poplin to a sleeveless silhouette with a point collar and pleated midi skirt that's gathered at the waist for feminine fullness. 

To spice things up, we got a little rock n' roll with our accessories, starting off with a pair of shoes that are anything but ordinary. These statement-making sandals reflect the rebellious mood synonymous with Alexander McQueen. Made in Italy from calf leather with covered stiletto heels, they have a square-toe silhouette with golden spikes punctuating the straps. When it came to our bag, we had to tie in a touch of color variation, and what better way to do that than with animal print? Take a walk on the wild side with this Devotion zebra print tote bag from Dolce & Gabbana on your arm. Crafted from black leather and a calf hair panel, it offers a textured addition to any look. 

For a little more spike action, these Wouters & Hendrix drop earrings are striking enough to draw attention without stealing the show. We wrapped up this airy and sophisticated daytime look with super chic hexagon oversized sunnies by Valentino and volumizing mascara from Christian Louboutin. 

Whether going into the office or a weekend outing, in this outfit, you will be more than ready to "Spike It Like It's Hot!"