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Spring ’12 Inspiration Board: Simplicity

Minimal. Gamine. Edgy. If you want to try this style, you must accessorize. And invest in quality. Any black skinny will not do. And your hair is a major player.

1. Proportions. They are perfect. A statement necklace makes this.
2. Flattering drape on the shirt. And the v-neck complimenting the pointy-toe Valentino’s? I’m dying. Note the sunglasses. Key.
3. White blazer over all black could look too covered, so, smartly, hair is pulled up. Hello chic. Add a drapey bag and black sunglasses.
4. Proportions. Accessories. That’s the whole look.
5. That bag. Those simple heels. Classic, minimal structure.
6. Proportions. That little jacket is amazing (love the buttons), white top is perfect length and the peep-toes add flirtiness. The bags hardware makes it.

Key Pieces / minimal + gamine + edgy
– Black, ankle-skinnies
– Black or white tunic top that hits at upper thigh
– Long or cropped blazers in white or black
– Classic wayfarer-esq sunglasses
– Simple black leather bag

Spend On
– The black skinnies are so crucial it’s worth buying them in a variety of materials, like leather or cotton, for spring in addition to jeans, so you can tweak the look.
I love:  J. Brand, Paige Denim

– A great jacket wardrobe it a good investment too. Cropped, tailored, loose. Try a variety of materials, but try to spend up. Quality tends to cost more.
Try: Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, French Connection

– Raybans. They’re timeless.

– Minimalist black heels or point-toe stilettos. Designers do these better and more comfortably.
I love: Jimmy Choo, Valentino, Manolo

Skimp On
– Bags can be had at all prices.
Try: Target never ceases to amaze me and I’ve never left T.J Maxx without drooling over bags.
– Sunglasses. Faux ray bans for $5. Yes please, thank you.
– Black peep toes, black pumps
Try: Nine West consistently puts out comfortable heels, so I just can’t advise anyone to pay $500+ for them.

have a great weekend!