Spring this year is all about girlish glamour – pastels, lace, collars, soft materials, ladylike pumps. Valentino grasped the essence of spring with their 2013 collection. Girly pieces are put together to produce glamourous results – and glamourous it is. Channel your inner 1940s lady with this Valentino inspiration and you’ll be the queen bee of spring. Here’s one way to get this look without breaking the bank:
Take this great midi-length skirt ($38, Modcloth.com) and pair with a simple white button down ($22, Mango.com). Layer with a peach blouse ($62, johnlewis.com). If it’s too hot for double layers, or you’re just not feeling a stiff, collared shirt, try a ladylike blouse with a sexy keyhole accent ($46, oasis-stores.com).Simple, nude, peep-toe pumps ($45, Mango.com) will do the trick to finish off this look, or add a modern twist with an open, color blocked sandal ($29, theiconic.com.au). Valentino kept its vintage looks fresh on the runway with statement clutches in contrasting colors and textures, so try something with a wild edge (Red clutch, $26, liveclothing.com.au) or with some shine (Silver clutch, $45, chictastic.com). Keep other accessories sweet and minimal, and use natural hair and makeup, like Valentino did for the runway.
Looking ladylike is always in, but it’s becoming the trend recently. On the runways and on style stars there has been more left to the imagination and less bared for all to see. So keep it classy, and remember to always keep it fabulous!