Everyone is embracing the 90s and the return of sportswear, including designers from the big leagues like Proenza Schouler and Philip Lim. This jacket by Dolce & Gabanna will look great with a fitted pant or mini skirt and definitely consider a clutch, rather than a shoulder bag, because a strap will clutter the neckline.
The yellow blazer is a popular item this spring and has graced the collections of Oscar de la Renta, Hermès, and Burberry to name a few. In lieu of this season’s trendy must have, we’ve listed three distinct yet equally fashionable ways to style our own Yves Saint Laurent blazer ($275), which is currently available at the boutique.
A sure way to achieve a clean and sophisticated look is to wear basic pieces that will neutralize your outfit. A yellow blazer has enough personality to stand on its own, so let it be your primary focus by layering the blazer atop a skin toned crew neck. Currently in store, we have a gold knit blouse ($55) that will allow the YSL blazer to really pop. Then, add a yellow skirt or trouser. A matching suit is a timeless must-have and, thankfully, we have a yellow Michael Kors skirt ($75) that’ll complete the look perfectly. This outfit is the embodiment of elegance and can easily transition from the office to evening drinks. Take this look a step further by pulling your hair back, adding a nude heel and a contrasting clutch.
This outfit is intended for the animated woman. Carefree and light-hearted, you never shy away from colour and you understand how to balance split complimentary colour palettes. Our 1970s hand embroidered silk blouse ($75) and turquoise skirt with back pleats ($72) are the perfect pieces to recreate this look. A helpful tip when colour blocking is to avoid pieces of the same tone. For example, we’ve used a light tinted pastel blouse as to avoid directly clashing with the blazer. Overall, this look is for the fashion conscious individual, but it can still be worn from work to play. Take this look a step further by layering chunky jewelry and keeping in trend with the funky tone of this look.
You are a trendsetter; grand entrances are your forte and you’re known for your remarkable fashion sense. Pushing the boundaries is what you do best, so why not mix prints?! Whether a graphic polka dot shirt or an ornate floral print, you are able to layer loud pieces successfully because you have the confidence to do so. This polka dot stretch top ($35) is a great print to mix with our Ungaro silk floral skirt ($249). Since the skirt’s details pick up on the hue of the yellow blazer, this outfit is coordinated just enough to be worn effectively. The next step in perfecting this look is to find a great pair of statement pumps.
I was so excited, when fashion photographer Miguel Jacob asked me to model in the spring Stylebook. I’d never done a professional shoot before, so I was equally excited and terrified. Though when they told me that I could pick my own outfit and that I simply had to include a current fashion trend, my shoulders relaxed, because I knew exactly how to approach it.
I have an extensive collection of kimonos and Chinese embroidered jackets, but I wanted to be more whimsical. So, I turned to Julie from I Miss You Vintage, because she has the most extensive personal collection of antique Asian textiles out of anyone I know. I wasn’t disappointed, when she pulled out this jaw-dropping gorgeous turn-of-the-century silk embroidered midi skirt. I paired it with a Victorian parasol and jewellery from our boutique and then found a graphic print blouse at Topshop to add a modern twist. It was perfect.