Valentino Resort 2014. Taken from Harpersbazaar.com.
Half the summer is now gone and it’s time to start thinking about the future ever so often. When looking ahead to ways to update your fall wardrobe, look no further than the Resort 2014 collections. Why? Because practically all of them can sashay seamlessly from the warm summer months to the crisper fall season. A cool blush color is one of the biggest trends from the runways, and you can have it too (without the runway price tag).
Styled with Polyvore.
Getting the same material as the Valentino look is hard on a budget, but this outfit comes pretty close. Snuggle up in a blush colored sweater from J. Crew and go matchy-match with nice shorts – perfect for going out or to work. Shake up the look with bold flats; try a bright yellow ankle strap version or a fun printed pair. Want something a bit more toned down? Opt for an almost-neutral shoe with this cheetah print flat. Keep the makeup simple (like the model was styled) and keep accessories minimal for a clean aesthetic. A pair of studs and swipe of low key pink or nude lipstick is all you need to finish off this fabulous look.
Valentino, Spring 2013.
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:
Styled with Polyvore.
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!