Sweet & Soft

Zimmermann Top
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Sweet & Soft

01 of 07

SWEET & SOFT

Clothes We Love, Spring 2013
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WHY WE LOVE IT

If you were starting to yearn for springtime, well, here it is, in its more lighthearted (and prettiest) incarnation. Floaty, boudoir-inspired silks in chiffon and satin feel as gentle as a breeze as they swirl around the body in sherbert shades. This is warm-weather dressing at its best—fluid, unstructured, and effortless.

HOW TO WEAR IT
There's an innocence to these feel-good textures and pastels, so be subtle with makeup and hair. Try a slick of lip gloss and a center part—no braids, curls, or ballerina buns, please! Resist the urge to pile on accessories (a pendant or headband is OK), and opt for metallic sandals as a foil to the airy look.

Photos: (left to right) Nina Ricci, J. Mendel, Carolina Herrera, Giorgio Armani

02 of 07

Calvin Klein Shirt

Calvin Klein Shirt
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Polyester, $70; calvinklein.com for stores.

03 of 07

Ralph Lauren Blue Label Skirt

Ralph Lauren Blue Label Skirt
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Silk satin, $598; ralphlauren.com for stores.

04 of 07

Rachel Roy Jumpsuit

Rachel Roy Jumpsuit
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Silk crêpe de chine, $468; rachelroy.com.

05 of 07

W118 By Walter Baker Shorts

W118 By Walter Baker Shorts
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Polyester, $128; thewaltercollection.com.

06 of 07

Elie Tahari Dress

Elie Tahari Dress
Time Inc. Digital Studio

Silk, $268; elietahari.com for stores.

07 of 07

Zimmermann Top

Zimmermann Top
Time Inc. Digital Studio

Silk, $289; us.zimmerman.com for stores.

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