Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Edgy Must-Have Mania

One of my favorite looks to rock is the flirty feminine piece mixed with the raw, edgy, attention getting piece. Last year I bought the coolest Gucci wedge booties with a mix of suede, acrylic, and mesh fabrics. My description does them no justice; I'll have to post a picture so you can feast your eyes on these babies. Anyway, they are eccentric (thus why I love them) and I always get a slew of (mixed) comments on them when I take them out on the town. Paired with a ladylike LBD, or leggings and a tunic they become all the edge I need to pull off an otherwise ho-hum outfit. (another close second are my Marni wooden heels seen here and here and a close third are my JC Tick's obviously) The "Edge" doesn't have to only be a shoe, that just happens to be MY weakness.

I was so thrilled to see a lot of this theme in 2011 RTW styles, inspiring me to put together outfits I never dreamed of before.. Yes people... it is FASHION WEEK in NYC. Here are some of my favorites.

Emilio Pucci
Nothing like screams "girly" quite like ruffles, soft colors, crosses and lace up leather.

Catherine Malandrino
An over sized statement necklace adds just the right amount of wow to this dress.

Ralph Lauren
Delicate lace and beaded details are enhanced by the bold bag choice and leather accessories.

I loved this look. Take away the bright red shoe and silk scarf and this may just be the outfit you wear to work on a daily basis. Add both back in and you have a fierce edgy fashion forward look to rock around the office! A+ DKNY! ...

Take the above and switch out the trousers for a flirty skirt and you're ready for a night out without the hassle of a complete outfit change!

Bottom line... guaranteed you have many basics in your closet collecting dust that would be revived with a touch of edge! Just add your own twist!! Would you rock any of the above?


PS - Don't be surprised if you see me around town in those thigh high lace up boots. LOVELOVE.