Believe it or not, it is time to get some spring style on. I’m combing back through the Spring 2013 fashion shows and plotting my style directions. Here are some pages from my style notebook on the Dries Van Noten show. Hands down, my favorite looks for the upcoming season, these layered, laid-back chic looks require an artful mixing of pattern and color.
If you do not plan to invest in any Dries Van Noten this season, here are some key pieces I am looking at for nabbing the look on my own terms:
1. Checked blouse by Madewell. Black and white means this pattern can layer with many different colors and patterns. It’ll also be a great transitional piece as we shift seasons.
2. Plaid peasant blouse by Madewell. The silk fabric will layer nicely and the colors seem to channel the earthy feel of the show.
3. I love this tweed front tee from J Crew for layering over either of the above two plaid blouses.
4. The purple blooms on this tank by Rory Beca seemed to capture the style of florals in the Van Noten looks above. It would look great with the window pane pants and blazer, below.
5. Dress by L’Agence. This dress features loose blooms contrasted with stripes along the neckline and accenting the sleeves. Here is one piece that mixes the patterns for you. Add the blazer and pointy toe pumps and you will be projecting the cool you see on the runway.
6. These round frame sunnies from Robert La Roche have the look down. I need them!
7. Blazer by Topshop. What we need for the spring are toppers that look like housecoats. The colarles style of this blazer, plus the jacquard print, mark it as perfect for the job.
8. Window Pane Pants by Tibi. These pants have the right cut. Pleated, yet slim, and a tad cropped will look fab with the heels.
I’m still on the hunt for a tulle skirt that fits the bill. My closet full of pointy toe heels will be coming in handy this spring! If you need to add to your shoe wardrobe to pull off this look check out these, these, and these!