Here is the second of five looks based on the five factions in the Divergent series by Veronica Roth: Abnegation, Erudite, Candor, Amity, and Dauntless. This look was inspired by the Candor faction. The Candor faction values honesty, and the people in this faction wear only black and white, because they believe that the truth is either black and white. Like my previous look for Erudite, this look adds a chic, modern twist to Divergent-inspired fashion. For this look, I wanted to play around with texture and structure to add some variety to the black and white. I also picked shapes and structures that reflected the Candor values–the Candor faction is very straightforward, so I created this look with smooth, clean lines in mind. I chose simple, structured silhouettes, such as the blazer and rectangular clutch, to reflect the Candors’ straightforwardness. Black leather leggings add some interest to the look and make it trendy and edgy. To further reflect the Candors’ honest, direct attitudes, I added some simple, yet sophisticated, black stilettos, and jewelry pieces in clean shapes and styles. While I don’t know if the Candors in the books wore diamonds, crystals, or onyx, their stunning simplicity make them a perfect choice of accessory for the honest, outspoken Candor.
Since colored jeans became a thing, I’ve been a huge fan of jewel tones. They’re surprisingly versatile and add a rich pop of color to any ensemble. Moreover, jewel tones aren’t limited to any seasons–with the right pieces to complement them and the right accessories, jewel tones are versatile enough to work as fall, winter, spring, and summer colors. I recently bought a dark green pair of skinnies from Zara, and I love how they go with almost anything in my closet. Jewel tones can be paired with more than just neutrals–in this set, I’ve paired some dark green, high-waisted skinny jeans with deep blue ballet flats–one of my favorite color combinations. A cropped sweater lets you show off your jeans, and adds a cute retro twist to your look. Throw on a khaki trench to arm yourself against rain or cold, and finish the look with a black tote bag (this Kate Spade is one of my favorites). I like tying my hair up in a messy high bun with this sort of look, and adding some pearl stud earrings. It ties the look together in a way that’s stylish and effortless.