I have been raving over Natalya's newest era of gear from its inception. This latest is one more iteration in a line-up of flawless choices: with the sultry glamour of leather, sheer and crystal, I can live without pink :). And then I got to thinking: how would I translate this concept into an outfit? I mean, w can't all just go walking around in glittering cat-suits, can we? (Well, outside of New Year's Eve and Halloween anyway :)) There is such a fusion of textures in these designs that the look is complex to recreate, even though it appears simple, due to the straightforward color harmony of black and white (sparkle :)). The easiest way to appropriate the styling is to start with a sheer-inset piece, either a long-sleeved top or bodysuit. Alternatively, begin with a black base layer and add sheer over it: a mesh-striped tee, a voile blouse, a transparent button-down. With sheer fabrics, whether full pieces or insets, black-over-black will give you textural definition, although you can heighten the contrast with beige, gray or ivory underneath instead. The layering also keeps you warm and cozy :). That whole modesty situation can also be addressed via the next part of this equation: a topper. For casual looks, bring in the leather with a classic biker jacket. For something a bit more formal, try a buttoned-up blazer with a high stance. With the latter, belting the jacket is a great way to incorporate the smooth leather aspect of Nattie's gear. Next up: crystals! Add a single bold statement necklace...or layer a couple :). Another method - and one of my faves - is to add a sparkling brooch to your belt (not through the leather - fasten it around the outside of a medium-width belt. (At around half an inch wide, depending on the thickness of the leather and the width of your pin, you should be able to close the brooch clasp without bending the pin arm). Although both of these looks are a bit subtler than Natalya's all-over crystal scrolls and criss-crosses, they capture the glamorous spirit of her styling in a way that translates well to street fashion: same elements, smidge less drama ;). Keep the Nattie-vibe going with black on the bottom via leggings, or a straight silhouette pant in denim, wool or cotton twill/chino. Finish the look off with a little more leather: ankle booties, black pointy pumps or classic flat riding boots.
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Brie: shoe-lover :) fashion-lover and generally glamorous semi-dork
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