Fall Fashion Trends 2013:
5 Ways to Make Your Summer Pieces Work for Fall, Too
Summer Trend: Backless dresses
Your Transitional Helper: A Long Vest
Backless dresses are great because they’re demure from the front and surprisingly sexy from the back, like on the Azzaro runway and on Kate Mara. Since skin exposure in the fall (and winter) is generally a no go, keep your back under wraps with a lengthy vest. Treat it like an accessory: Experiment with colors, fabrics and styles. Try belting it or layering it under a jacket.
Alexander Wang, lamb skin, polyester and triacetate, $595; farfetch.com.
At the Louis Vuitton Art Basel Beach Barbecue event, Michelle Williams (in head-to-toe Louis Vuitton) was the epitome of chic, effortlessly styling her stripe tiered skirt with a slouchy blue sweater, the brand’s signature checkered clutch and mustard yellow sandals.