Sporty jackets and fitted skirts mixed with patterned blazers and flowy trousers made Helmut Lang’s Spring 2013 collection one of my favorites at New York Fashion Week. The aquatic theme was showcased through the pops of blues, oranges, and reds along with the suggestion of a wetsuit with plastic-esque pieces. My personal must-haves are the asymmetrical floral jackets and t-shirt dresses.
Crystal rock accessory that is. I like to wear darker colors when it comes to fashion but mix it up with accessories that contrast my look. These crystal pieces are still edgy but won’t overwhelm an outfit.
Oxfords get a makeover with these fuchsia pink Haider Ackermann babouche slippers. The back of the shoe can be adjusted to be worn underneath the foot or behind. I love the dotted paisley-esque pattern and how it is all pulled together with white cord laces and wooden heels. Because the pattern is so bold, I think pairing them with cuffed black pants and a black motorcycle jacket would complement the unique feel of what I call the luxurious older sister to the classic oxford shoe.
Fashion Week 2012 has been all about the monochromatic power suit. These three are some of the most memorable I’ve seen so far. Theyskens’ Theory white double breasted sports coat can be perfect for going from work to late night drinks while Pierre Balmain’s more feminine single-button reverse tuxedo pantsuit can be worn to a more dressier occasion. When it comes to classic black suits like the one by Billy Reid, accessories can really play a big role. I am loving suede lace-up booties in pastel colors.
Blazers can pull any look together. While some think that florals are just for summer I think this piece shows how the trend can continue into fall. This Gypsy Junkies floral print blazer is a wardrobe staple because it offers the perfect fall color scheme — oranges, greens, and deep blues. I’d pair it with a basic tee or a black and white horizontal stripped sweater with charcoal cigarette jeans for cooler days.