I recently had the privilege of attending a private fashion show hosted by Brigg Klein of Neiman Marcus. Needless to say, it was a little slice of heaven and a whole lot of inspiration! I thought I would share the looks he put together with you in hopes that you think outside the box this summer. Live a little and have fun with it!
|My lovely friend Cecilia of Home With Keki and I!|
This event was in support of Dress for Success– an organization that promotes economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, support and career development tools. As a group, we were able to donate 50 suits and 128 separates to this organization- if you have new or gently used business apparel, click here to find a donation location in your area.
PS- This is a 3 part series because there were SO many looks!
Head to Toe White
Yes yes yes! I love monochrome looks, mainly because they are so simple to put together. You can use different shades of white since there are about a million, but switching it up with different textures and/or patterns can add depth to the look.
Dress It Down with Denim
This look would be pretty office-ready formal but the addition of the denim jacket gives in an off duty vibe. The floral blouse is a lovely, feminine light piece. And can we talk about this bag for a minute? It is the Céline Trio Crossbody, which is actually a slim crossbody with two detachable clutches. So….at around a grand, you could split it with two friends and each have a part, right?
Brigg kept stating these golden nuggets of advice: “Pick a color story” and “Mix don’t match.” When you mix prints, this is something to keep in mind for sure! This look is a blue color story- the top, shorts, jacket and bag are all shades of blue, but I wouldn’t have thought to pair the printed boho blouse with skinny striped shorts. This blazer is a staple for any summer wardrobe on those cool nights. Make sure to grab a bucket bag to dump all of your warm weather essentials in- check out my post on The Little Style File for my steal on this accessory!
Pattern on Pattern
The opposite of print mixing is putting the separates with the same pattern together! This has become incredibly popular with crop tops + midi skirts, but this look is a bit more sophisticated. If you buy separates in the same pattern, the mix and match combinations with other pieces are endless.
The Sleeveless Jacket
Nope, it isn’t a vest- the technical term is sleeveless jacket! This is a great piece to transform any dress you have, and gives a monochrome top and pants combo a long, lean reboot. I love the shape of this skirt as well, and the stripes heading in different directions do wonders for curves.
Which of these looks would you try? Anything spark your interest or make you want to hit the stores? Let me know!