With NY Fashion Week in full gear, it's time to start buying investment pieces for Spring that will transition into Fall. After all, who can afford to buy an entirely new wardrobe every season? We've gotta make it last somewhat. :)
Cut-outs are the new lace. They're on Louis Vuitton & Marc Jacob's Spring bags. They're on flirty Chloe blouses. Get one or two key pieces in basic black or white (but a creamy white) to pair with skirts in the Spring and black trousers in the fall.
The trench now doubles as a dress! Pick a trench that is well-tailored on the top and has a defined, belted waist. My BCBG version is more of a petticoat: 3/4 sleeves and has a flared skirt. Button up your trench and pair with stilettos or heels for the Spring for a dainty 1940's moviestar look. Then layer it over a ruffled blouse and pair with tights (not leggings) & slender boots in the Fall for a classic femme look.
Up the grandeur in your feminine tops with a scalloped lace border. Badgley Mischka extends their sweetheart neckline into thick scalloped shoulder straps. Tracy Reese softens a plunging neckline with a metallicized lace overlay. Y & Kei keep it simple with a low-key spaghetti strap dress adorned with a subtle scalloped straight neckline.
Empire waistlines are popping up everywhere. Trenchcoat dresses require a higher belted waist. The scalloped necklines as seen above are usually paired with an empire waist as well. So why not revive the empire dress in the evening? Previously reserved for the younger set, empire dresses are now an ageless commodity and streamlined for every body type.