This season, conservative silhouettes receive a dressing-down to demarcate the new “sexy”—note how a longish velvet dress boasts a deep-V down to the belly-button. Focus on the corset (the season’s key piece) and wear it with defiance: undone and atop a turtleneck. Riffing off the energy that comes from breaking free of convention, it’s not one for the buttoned-up (as might perhaps be expected).
The reason to love this trend is that it reminisces those pieces that populated your high school wardrobe but with (and herein lies the difference) a sophisticated spin. See how plaid returns in a new ladylike form across statement coats. Want the option of dressing up for the evening? A slip with a biker boot—in only the finest leather, of course.
Don’t be scared! It’s about taking one hero piece that harks back to the decadent decade and making it work for today. Cue the vinyl skirt (mini or maxi), the voluminous top and larger-than-life look-at-me earrings. Mark our words, it’s how the cool girls will be dressing for the season (as well as those that know how to have the most fun). All it takes is a little confidence.
We were into long and lean last season and now it’s something short and sweet that’s pulling at our heartstrings. The cool factor comes from pairing these with flats for a modern approach to dressing for evening.
It’s become the name to know for women in search of elegant pieces that convey a sense of ease. In their runway debut, the husband-and-wife team wowed with an Edwardian-inspired lineup complete with rich brocades and plush furs—a first! Jeans and flat loafers channeled the modern cool that’s earned them their industry buzz.