Monday, June 18, 2012

From Runway to Your Closet: Giambattista Valli Spring Summer 2011

While some may think you have to spend tons of money to get a look right off the runway, it's super simple to find more affordable alternatives.

Monochrome Pairings:
H&M Slim Jeans
Zara False Pocket T-Shirt

For the first and last look, which are pretty much the same but with solids and prints, all you have to do is make sure your shirt and pants have the same print or are the same solid color.  For the shirt, you want to find a t-shirt with a pocket, like this false pocket tee from Zara.

High Low Hem Dress:
The second look is a simple flow-y chiffon strapless dress.  Valli uses a more dramatic form of the high low hem.  He has a shorter hem in the front that suddenly becomes a longer hem without any gradual change.  This dress from Nordstrom's is designed with a more gradual change, but nonetheless captures the same effect.  The material mimics the dress created by Valli and is very similar besides the pattern.

Fur Coat:

Mango Straight-Cut Dress
ASOS Faux Fur Coat
This third look is more for winter with the faux fur coat.  The dress underneath is a simple shift dress.  The goal is to have a dress without any particular shape; you want it to be straight-cut.  If it is colder where you live for winter, you could add a simple pair of tights to keep you warmer.  The look created my Valli has a collared fur coat, however, this coat from ASOS could be used to create the same look with a scarf or a embellishment necklace.

Giambattista Valli Spring Summer Show

xoxo Karlie and Kinsey

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