You’re always busy and on the move, so why shouldn’t your clothes be? Nothing says high energy like dynamic pairings. A little shimmer here, a chevron stripe there, a frenetic tiny print or a feathery stiletto: Keep your style fresh and on the move with the unexpected touches.
dot, dot, dash!
Graphic black and white get a boost from form and function. A fitted sweater dress uses a black side panel to slenderize, while tiny dots add fun to a swing top.
Left: Rag and Bone ‘Ingrid’ dress, $495 from Saks Fifth Avenue | Earrings, $36, Ink + Alloy seed bracelet, $28; both from Shine Boutique | Right: Akris Punto blouse, $495, Prada gladiators, $750; both from Saks Fifth Avenue | Elliott Lauren crop pant, $138 from Mister Guy | Earrings, $36 from Shine Boutique
stripes plus checks
One of the all-time best combinations—royal blue, white and black—is shown two ways: in a versatile pant pairing and a sexy short dress.
Left: Knitss ‘Frida’ Dress, $290 from Mister Guy | Alexandre Birman ‘Loretta’ sandal, $750 from Saks Fifth Avenue | Earrings, $30 from Shine Boutique | Right: Knitss ‘Titian’ Top, $200, Lafayette 148 New York pants, $398; both from Mister Guy | Alexandre Birman ‘Loretta’ sandal, $750 from Saks Fifth Avenue
Sequins and stripes? A Peter Pan collar with gladiator sandals? Why not? Make a statement!
Left: Scripted off-shoulder top, $125 from Saks Fifth Avenue | Diane von Furstenberg sequined pencil skirt, $698, Giuseppe Zanotti sandals, $1,595; both from Neiman Marcus | Earrings, $12, necklace, $54; both from Shine Boutique | Right: Knitss ‘Rita’ dress, $335 from Mister Guy | Alexandre Birman ‘Loretta’ sandal, $750 from Saks Fifth Avenue | Earrings, $30 from Shine Boutique
over the rainbow
Polka dots put fun into a fitted blazer (add the rainbow clutch for total pow!). Peep holes and stripes combine for a dizzying effect in a raglan-sleeved sweater.
T by Alexander Wang cotton pullover, $375, Alice + Olivia ‘Cady’ shorts, $188; both from Nordstrom | Manolo Blahnik ‘Elia’ feather T-strap sandal, $895 from Neiman Marcus | Earrings from Shine Boutique | Akris Punto blazer, $1,390 from Nordstrom | Alice + Olivia goatskin convertible clutch, $395 from Saks Fifth Avenue | Drop earrings, $36 from Shine Boutique
black & white & wow all over
A sexy open-knit dress is paired with a flowing chevron scarf.
Herve Leger dress, $1,890 from Saks Fifth Avenue | Silver cuff, $9 from Shine Boutique | Scarf, $12 from H&M at Taubman Prestige Outlet
Model: Georgia McQuillan, courtesy of West Model Management
Hair: Dirty Girl | Makeup: Randi Nicole | Style Coordination: Emily McGehee
Photos: Suzy Gorman