Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Spanish Flare

 (photos by Francis Nweji)

If you've been reading my blog recently, you've undoubtedly noticed that I've been doing a lot of mixing and matching separates lately. It's the single most effective way of getting the most out of your closet without breaking the bank. I've worn these Rosie Assoulin-esque pants a few weeks ago in this "Ring-Around-the-Rosie" post, and the overall look was casual-chic, a clash between fluid romance and solid structure.
This outfit however, is just full blown formal elegance. Drawing inspiration from both Ms. Assoulin and Proenza Schouler's SS'16 collection (see previous post for more alternative options to achieve a similar look), the top and pants pair seamlessly together in the most classic color duo to achieve the ultimate romantic ensemble. Spanish influence is strong: exaggerated flared pants, flounces/frills/ruffles for days and pops of cherry red. I sealed the deal con un bolso pequeno y estructurado in a neutral hue in order to contain all the attention on the ombre scalloped pumps. And of course, my favorite hat of the moment, the timeless beret, topped with cat ears trimmed with faux-pearls.
See how you can achieve two very different looks without buying a whole new outfit?

Top (sold out online, check in-stores) and Pants: Zara
Shoes: Valentino (old)
Cuff: Paula Mendoza (sold out, similar)
Lippie: Mac Russian Red + Sin