The printed suit is everywhere this season. Wear the blazer and pants together or separate and create many different looks! However, there are a few things to keep in mind when putting together a printed outfit to prevent looking like bad gift wrap.
The Printed Suit Styling Rules:
- Make sure the pants are fitted. This shouldn’t be too hard to stick by, since most printed pants in stores now are cut similarly.
- Choose a soft and sophisticated blouse in a solid neutral color to pair with the pants.
- Make sure the jacket fits well but isn’t too tight. It’s best to have a little room to move around.
- Keep accessories to a bare minimum and hair pulled back and out of the way. You want to give off a polished finish that offsets the wilder print of the suit.
- That goes for shoes and clutches as well, keep it really simple.
But absolutely, under no circumstances, forget to wear heels. OK, ready to steal this look from the runway?
With a “The Great Gatsby” remake coming out next year, it’s no wonder we’re seeing hints of Art Deco and “roaring” 20’s glamour everywhere; and the runway is no exception. Gucci has done its own take on the time period’s extravagant attire, creating beautifully designed gowns that take us back to an era of bootleggers and rascals. However, as much as we love Frida Giannini’s gorgeous designs, they are way out of the average girl’s budget. However, it seems someone was paying very close attention at the fall shows because mass-retailer, Express, took the high-end designs and made them not only affordable but modern and highly versatile. If you don’t think you are ready to go for the full sequined dress, there are tops and skirts in the same pattern that will look great with some of the basic black and white staples that are already in your closet; such as a black pencil skirt and a white sleeveless blouse.
So I actually did get to go to the Gucci boutique in Atlanta and check out some of the beautiful dresses from the S/S 2011 collection in the flesh! Truly an amazing collection. I love the use of contrasting, bright colors as it definitely sets the tone on what your summer wardrobe should be… and what should your summer wardrobe be? Fun, of course! Lots of color and anything that takes the edge off from our brutal winter. Summer is going to be all about the pool & rooftop parties, well, let’s just say any outdoor party. So, in order to stay cool and reflect yourself from the sunrays, go for these bright numbers. Also, don’t fret! If you can’t afford the real deal or simply just don’t want to pay the designer prices, we think these Express dresses are just as stylish and cool for the summer! Don’t forget to top everything off with great accessories, too! I love this ASOS gold metallic belt, and it looks almost exactly like the Gucci belt that was featured on the runway! Don’t forget your strappy sandals, too! Topshop has you covered with these blue and pink metallic platforms! Enjoy!
Runways are styled for pictures, people are styled for living. So, understandably, it sometimes takes a little tweaking to get one to live in the other’s world. This is a perfect example. Alexander Wang has proven that a little leopard goes with everything, but in our case the shorter and more structured jacket will create a look worthy of a few thumbed up Facebook photos.
Image source(s): Style, Topshop
Chanel‘s Spring 2010 collection – it makes me want to yodel. I’m pretty sure that wasn’t the reaction they were looking for, but really they’re only 2 braids short of Heidi and I don’t mean Montag. Though this look might not be for everyone, I do know many who are head over heels for clogs, so if you want to go authentic with them – here’s your inspiration updated with some feminine florals.