Inspired by New York and Milan’s Autumn/Winter 2011 collections, here is urban cool in a dash. For city-smart drama, choose high-shine and luxe fabrics in structured silhouettes. Whimsical prints are for a more relaxed approach.
Opt for grown-up spots or star-festooned pieces in sheer fabrics. Pair them with semi-tailored pieces for a look that’s more sophisticated than girly-girl.
(From left) On Manuela: Top with star prints, Massimo Dutti; skirt, Myth; shoes, Stella Luna.On Sam Gomez: Dress with leather bodice, Mango; polka-dot scarf, Massimo Dutti; shoes, model’s own.On Pauline: Button-down shirt with star prints and bow, Jaspal, Adora; blazer, Mango; shorts, Forever 21; shoes, Michael Antonio.On Samantha Lewis: Polka-dot dress, Disenador; shoes, Michael Antonio.On Melanie: Top with star prints, Massimo Dutti; polka-dot pleated shorts, Jaspal, Adora; shoes, Michael Antonio
Exotic skins abound this season—snake print in charming chiffons, glossy fabrics, textured textiles. Look beyond this trend’s extreme elements and mine its subtly seductive side.
(From left)On Melanie: Blazer, sequined top, snake print pants, and belt, all Mango; python-skin shoes, Schutz, Adora.On Sam: Top, model’s own; jacket, Zara; snake print pants, Mango; leather boots, Massimo Dutti.On Pauline: Mustard long-sleeve top, Etro, Adora; shorts, Forever 21; leather boots, Stella Luna.On Manuela: Snake print button-down shirt, Zara; jeans, Forever 21; suede boots, Michael Antonio.On Samantha: Sequined dress, Warehouse; snake print blazer, Zara; shoes, Stella Luna
From sloping shoulders and bracelet sleeves to eye-popping shades, ‘60s silhouettes put a retro spin on ladylike dressing and keep things interesting.
(From left) Dress with peekaboo detail, Zara; fuchsia dress, Massimo Dutti; peacoat, Zara; purple dress, Topshop; blue dress with leather details, Mango.
Painterly swirls and winter florals allow for rich hues such as ruby, citrine and, the season’s staple color, black.
(From left) On Manuela: Dress with cutouts, Topshop; shoes, Michael Antonio.
On Melanie: Top, Warehouse; tan leather skirt, Dorothy Perkins.On Sam Gomez: Floral sheer top, Topshop; shorts, Forever 21; shoes, Schutz, Adora.On Samantha Lewis: Asymmetrical dress, Mango.On Pauline: Knit top, Forever 21; wide-leg pants, Zara; shoes, Schutz, Adora.