One Miu Miu sweater, three different ways.
We’re really smitten with the 60s secretary ensemble in our first office-ready look. Pairing a ladylike sweater with an ultra-feminine and sexy skirt is the perfect way to pull off the season’s retro-feminine trend, without looking dowdy. It’s important to punch up the beautiful sky-blue sweater with graphic prints to really make the look stand out. Complementing a polka dot print with houndstooth is one of the most powerful pattern clashes and really adds a vintage-brit tone to the look. Finish this outstanding office look with an art deco bracelet and simple navy pumps, with a block heel, to stay on trend.
For fall, we saw many designers injecting a lot of lighthearted fun into their footwear and accessories, which is the perfect way to ease yourself out of your fashion-comfort zone and into a space where you can experiment. We saw tons of cateye sunglasses over the last few seasons, so for this second look we chose these exaggerated shades by Alexander Wang that really step into high-fashion territory. Another big trend has been the inspiration from visual artists such as Keith Haring and Roy Lichtenstein in fashion, with these Phillip Lim sweaters being the most talked about interpretation. Using this trend in your shoes, like we’ve done here, or handbag is a more subtle embrace of this look and really makes for a unique off-duty outfit.
The best way to take this demure sweater after-hours, is to toughen it up with pieces that juxtapose its femininity. Here we’ve chosen a school-girl inspired leather skirt by Joseph, and paired it with these naughty-but-nice booties by Charlotte Olympia. By choosing items that test the boundaries between prim and proper and pairing them with a sweater that is so overtly modest really makes for a provocative ensemble sure to make a few heads spin.