Getting ready to get your outfit together for your holiday party? Here are some of our favorite trends from the Spring 2015 runways to steal for your own holiday-party look, plus the jewelry we’d pair with each “realway” look.
Prada SS14 runway image via Style.com
Graphic skirt and white tee, Zara. Slim cuff and ring, ISHARYA.
REALWAY: This look is great because it’s based on work classics you probably already have in your closet: a graphic skirt, go-to black booties and a white top. (This particular ensemble is from Zara.) A good rule of thumb for keeping this look from being too office’y is to make sure one piece is colorful, bright or festive. And remember that wherever you add a splash of visual interest – like the Prada skirt – to keep the other half more toned-down. For this look, we’d key off the warm shade of red in the skirt with a coordinating Goddess slim cuff and Orchid triple band ring.
Celine SS14 runway image via Style.com
Floral dress by Adrianna Papella at Nordstrom, cuffs by ISHARYA
REALWAY: Céline showed their floral frock with a chunky bangle, which is easy to replicate in real life by stacking ‘em on until you have an arm party. (Psst! A fash-insider tip: the man responsible for all the lustworthy accessories, bags, sunglasses and shoes at Céline – and before that at Louis Vuitton – Johnny Coca, was just hired as creative director for Mulberry…so keep your eyes peeled next season for a fresh new take on things from that label.) Since big prints can threaten to swallow a girl whole, we love the balance on this sweet Adrianna Papella floral frock, which is very Anna Wintour chic, but still fun. We’d pull out that nude heel in your wardrobe and also slip on some of our mirrored earrings to add polish without going overboard.
GRAPHIC BLACK AND WHITE
Chanel SS14 Runway image via Style.com
ISHARYA Op Art ear cuff, ring, bangle. Black jacket and over-knee shorts, Zara.
REALWAY: Sure, you could do a Le Smoking, a la Chanel, but the freshest way to interpret this timeless classic color-pairing is in a pair of the new evening-shorts. Tailored and timely or loose and flowy, these can go quite short if you feel you’ve got the legs or, if you want to remain more covered up, choose a length that’s below the knee. If need be, visit your tailor to get the hem length exactly right. The black pumps you (should) already have in your closet. Then tuck in a white buttondown or blouse, throw on your structured jacket and grab that little box clutch. We loved the play of black and white at Chanel and we’d pile on a enamel hinge bangle, quartz ring and some edgy-cool earcuffs from our Op Art Collection.
Mary Katrantzou SS14 image via Style.com
DVF jewel wrap dress at Nordstrom. ISHARYA Jewel Rani jewelry.
REALWAY: A strong Spring ‘15 trend is the combination of black with jewel tone colors that are more muted and “muddied” – like the reddish orange at Mary Katrantzou. Dior went more graphic but still showed a pink rather than a true red. We love this iconic wrap dress by DVF and the way it combines black with a warm red, plus purple – which always looks fab and festive. Instead of a sandal, either pull out that black pump or try this outfit styled the Lanvin way: with an ankle-bootie in black. And a black evening bag is something most of us already own (or should). We never feel dressed without some jewelry, and would gild the lily with our Rani Rocks ring and Jewel Rani bracelet.
Louis Vuitton SS14 image via Style.com
ISHARYA Pop Art jewelry. Cynthia Steffe pink lace dress at Nordstrom.
REALWAY: At Marc Jacobs, the runway was dominated by a strangely cool “house” in an eyeball-zapping shade of Pepto Bismol pink, which made the earth toned, military-ready palette of the clothing stand out even more. Even at Louis Vuitton, the current design home of former longtime Balenciaga creative director Nicolas Ghesquière, the Little White Dress made a bold statement with complimentary black. In both cases, a long sleeve and leg-baring hem are super feminine and flirty. For real life, we’d snatch up this lovely and lacy muted-magenta “Blay” dress by Cynthia Steffe and follow Ghesquière’s styling with a bootie. Maybe not black, but perhaps a taupe or rich camel. Alternatively, your nude pump would also look great. To play up the monochrome feel, pair our pink and green Pop Art earrings and quartz ring. For an exotic touch – add some yellow nails.
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