I’m so behind on my fav fashion blogs lately, ugh! But I was trying to catch up a little at Sea of Shoes and Jane was describing in a recent post how she has scrolls through runway shows for inspiration and it made me smile because I’ve been doing the same. In her case, it’s vintage Prada via their website archives, in my case, it’s recent Chanel and Fendi via the Vogue website. One look that caught my eye in Chanel’s Spring 2019 Ready To Wear line was #66, a pairing of a crisp white button-down with a sequin skirt. We often see glam tempered for day with denim and similar casual fabrics, but using polished, preppy chic as a sharper counterpoint to the shine got my imagination firing! Instead of dressing the glam down, why not soften the party vibe with proper, classic chic? It’s such a fun twist on convention! The formula is simple: black sequin pencil skirt (A-line works too!) + white button-down. Add black leather ankle boots and, for chilly days, top with a cropped jacket (a la the runway look) or oversize blazer (for a true-to-the-collection 80’s nod). Keep everything else simple: a statement ring or earrings, a sleek pony or plain up-do, a dash of color at your lips and done! Don’t have a sequin skirt or not ready for that much glitter? Try a satin skirt instead – and pleated pieces work just as well as pencil and A-lines. Highlight the sophistication angle with slingback pumps. Alternatively, reverse the formula and do the shine on top: a relaxed sequin/shimmery tee or tank pairs perfectly with a minimalist skirt. Think swishy poplin, classic suiting pieces or polished, weighty knits more than fluttery voiles and whisper-light fabrics. Pair with of-the-moment mules to ground the look. I love the boldness of this statement when done in black and white, but other neutrals work fabulously too: gray, navy, beige, khaki, olive. Happy styling! :)
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Brie (Hi!) More re: me under About. I'm the moving spirit behind this little life-meets-fashion fairy tale world, the home of my non-wrestling-related style musings and loves.