10 Runway-Inspired Outfit Pairings = Fashion Gold
We're no mathematicians, but even we know there's only a finite number of outfit permutations out there (think: tops and pants, tops and skirts, tops over dresses), all of which we've exhausted to no end. But the spring/summer 2014 collections are chock-full of sartorial gems that have us considering (and reconsidering) styles for fresh, unexpected pairings.
We turned to the runways, like those of Preen by Thornton Bregazzi (pictured, above), Rag & Bone and Jason Wu, for ideas and struck fashion mathematics gold. To wit: A sweatshirt + graphic asymmetric midi = the perfect solution to tricky in-between season dressing. Minimalist overalls + cropped cami = a chic new take on the dungarees trend. A basic shirt + shimmery pencil skirt = a way to elevate a closet basic, or to ground an overly showy piece.
Sweatshirt + Graphic Midi
Overalls + Crop Tank
Floral Top + Vest
Varsity Jacket + Little White Dress
Long-Sleeve Top + Metallic Skirt
Trench Coat + Full Midiskirt
Printed Shift + Printed Maxi
Crop Top + Pencil Skirt
Slouchy Cardigan + Lace Skirt
Runway inspiration: Burberry Prorsum
Mix winter and spring textiles with a knitted shawl-collared cardigan (Joie, $158; joie.com) and a lace pencil (Topshop, $76; topshop.com). Instead of overdosing on lace with matching separates, we recommend a striped tee (Sea, $185; net-a-porter.com)-bonus points if it hints at lace detailing.