Charlotte went through a run of all-black outfits in March. Her first has a great vibe, including enough trend to be mod, enough classic to be chic. She paired a slightly cropped cutout-choker style top with leggings and topped it all with a classic biker jacket. I love how she went for knee-high leather boots here. They're less fierce than OTK's, but more classic. Because they're flats, the to-the-knee style feels like something less styled and more practical, which actually gives the look tougher, more streetwise vibe than the OTKs would, which I find kind of cool. One of the tremendous attributes of classic styles is that they can shift between looks and genres with ease, which is what keeps them chic for decades and makes them good investments.
She uses the boots again for her next look, this time matched with black denim and an interesting black top with a sheer shoulder detail. Ordinarily, I'm a huge fan of cap sleeves, even a micro-mini version, like these. One reason for that is that they accentuate the shoulders, which is fab when you're creating a visual hourglass. There's a caveat, though: if you have a broad-shouldered body type (by which I don't mean having large shoulders, but having shoulders which tend to be naturally wider than your hips), you want to avoid accentuating them still more, without balancing the ratio at your hip in some way. A peplum would achieve that balance, as would an A-line skirt, side ties on a bikini (if you have this body type and fall in love with a halter bikini top, keep this in mind :)). A high-waisted wide-leg pant could also do the trick if the cut was right.
Or, you could use an oversize sweater that takes the whole hip-shoulder relationship right out of the equation by playing on proportion differently, as Char has with her last black look of this set. For this interview with the NY Daily News, she chose an off-the-shoulder sweater - another style which accentuates the shoulders - but done in a drape-y, boyfriend-esque silhouette, instead of a bodycon shape. With this kind of proportion on top, skinny jeans are the perfect accompaniment, creating a casually fierce vibe that's enhanced by suede OTK boots. This is how it's done, babes!
Charlotte then does an about-face from all the black and gives is this sweet, spring-y floral maxi dress, with a flowy shape that has the effect of an A-line. While this piece could easily be dressed up with colored heels, I love how she keeps it a bit more relaxed with rose-gold thing sandals. As with many of her looks, a statement watch is the only jewellry and its boldness provides a nice counterpoint to the delicacy of her dress.
You can see the makings of her glorious Wrestlemania gear in this ice-blue cape from Fastlane. Charlotte's color choices for her gear have been stellar and this one keeps the trend going. It's pristine and cool, with a hint of magic about it that's grounded by the black feather and clasp details. I'm so awed by her ability to reconcile all these dramatic, glamorous elements (sequins, crystals, feathers) into something that comes off intricate and beautiful, rather than gaudy! Props to her and Terry Andersen!
I love seeing Emma explore maxi skirts, especially a vibrant tropical print like this! It reminds me of a more mature variation on the printed bodycon dresses she did in some of her early photo shoots, but with greater command of style. The one thing I'm borderline about here is the color of her cropped hater top. This deep wine shade is closest to the dusky brown at the lower edge of the leaves in the print, but even then, it still feels a little clash-y to me, especially because of the coral flowers. There are many other shades that would have mixed without being overly matchy: olive, soft taupe, blush. One little tweak and a pair of flat sandals and this would be slayage!
Next on her style menu is a pairing of a black+white graphic cropped top with destroyed skinny jeans. I love the clean-cut precision of this look, especially with her sleek pin-straight hair. Lace-up booties added an edgy vibe to this concise, sharp statement.
From there, she dons a jumpsuit in a unique earthy, terra cotta shade. She picked the right backdrop to set off this color and it looks fabulous! It probably doesn't hurt that the plunge-front lace-up design is smoking hot ;). Strappy pointy pumps in a pale nude shade complete the look. This quiet pastel tone was a perfect complement to the jumpsuit's color, blending nicely with the sun-drenched vibe; I much prefer it the harsh contrast that would have come with black or bright white.
Eva Marie does date night for us in this March snap. She pairs black skinny jeans (nice to see her taking a break from destroyed styles!) with a peachy-nude velvet bodysuit. A black blazer tops the look with urban polish. She added a chin-strapped bag from St. Laurent for a hint more flash and culminated the look with lace-up bootie-sandals that bear a striking resemblance to Emma's :). While I might have chosen a bag with silver hardware so as not to mix metals, this is a solid look from Eva. It has her trademark streetwise-mod vibe, done with a restrained but luxe sensibility that works really well. Her next outfit pairs a cropped tie-front graphic tee with white destroyed ;) skinny jeans. She topped the whole look with a leather biker jacket. I love the way this simple black-and-white play gets a summer-feel from her choice of white denim, as well as the shock of color provided by the golden-orange tones in her tee. I would 100% freak if she ramped that up by finishing off this look with orange suede pointy pumps ;)
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Brie: shoe-lover :) fashion-lover and generally glamorous semi-dork
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