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Forget what's achingly trendy, this trunkshow looks beyond the runway and focuses on the nucleus of a woman's personal style: her wardrobe building blocks. We've seen everything (and we mean everything!), and have narrowed down your needs to five sartorial pillars for Spring. From the slip dress to the track pant, meet the new must-haves set to top your "most-worn" list next season.
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Doing justice to the phrase "wardrobe staple" is the super flattering and super comfortable bodysuit. It's currently going in two directions: cutout and edgy or ballet-wrap soft and feminine.
"I've never met a bodysuit I didn't like. My favorites this season are the ballerina wrap and Libsa's tricolor mock neck version. I wear them with high-waisted jeans and love how versatile and seamless they are for layering."
The New Neutral
Beige, black and cream pieces are stepping out from backstage and demanding their own moment in the spotlight. Having such a subtle palette means they have to work a little harder to garner attention—look out for luxe fabrications and interesting silhouettes.
"My favorite color is black, which means I focus on silhouette. I love the lean lines of the Jeffery Dodd look (the top has side vents as well). I'm not the tallest of the bunch, so I appreciate the extra long illusion!
—Jana Ashley Hofheimer, Brand Manager
The Slip Dress
It felt new and decidedly Nineties when it first came on the scene. Now, every woman needs at least two (a second for when the other is being dry cleaned). To be worn for day or for night; as a layering piece (fresh with jeans) or as an alternative to your cocktail dress.
I rarely travel anywhere without a slip dress. There's pretty much no occasion where you can't wear one (to the beach, to a party, to bed..)
Plus, it takes up virtually no space in your suitcase—or your wardrobe.
Olympic fever might be over but the sporty styles remain. "Athletic" though these pieces are, this look is not meant for the gym...Consider the track pant your new black pant and start from there—making tailoring cool again thanks to some added slouch.
"The track pant is the ultimate all-season piece. For me, Breelayne did it best (I particularly love it in red). It’s about taking something very literal, but doing it in silk and wearing it with a heeled pump."
The Denim Piece
"Piece" being the key word. This is not about ticking every jeans box (we know you have the flare, the skinny, the straight-leg...) but about something statement that just happens to be crafted from denim, giving it an unexpected and modern twist.
"Previously I might have overlooked denim because I'm a real dress/skirt girl at heart, but these pieces offer an interesting way to wear the fabric beyond the traditional jean. I love the wrap silhouette. The added bonus? I don't have to give up my skirt!"
The Technical Knit
While still channeling a covetable ease of dressing, knits also manage to feel uniquely luxe. Go-faster stripes and bright pops of color add a sporty zing to light versions that are suited to the warmer months.
"For me, comfort is a priority. While I'm all about the chunky, luxe sweater in winter, spring calls for more exciting silhouettes in brighter hues. From off-the-shoulder dresses to matching sets, they also make for great layering pieces."