Even though it was a few weeks ago, we still CANNOT get over the Jil Sander Spring/Summer 2011 show in Milan. Seriously, it ruined us. Every look from that show belongs in a fashion museum (and, of course, in my closet...!)
Fashion editors everywhere fell in love with the show, for good reason. The looks are classic couture, echoing vintage YSL and Lanvin silhouettes. We love how the draping fabric elongates the figure without overpowering it, combining both curves and straight lines. No doubt, we want the look NOW! So what are the essential elements of the Jil Sander runway? Well...
The detail at the waist is signature haute couture, and is the most important element. It creates instant structure, breaks up the straight lines of the ensemble, and adds drama. Keep the rest of the outfit simple (but never bland!), add considered bursts of color in a skirt or a clutch, and top it off with neutral, elegant, sky-high heels!
This minimal glamour can work everywhere, from gala events to everyday wear. We created our own Jil Sander-inspired look, perfect for everything from shopping around town to going to dinner to strolling through the city at night! First, the most crucial element: the amazing leather belt by B-Low the Belt. This accessory is a MUST-HAVE! It adds tailored structure to every outfit--from a top and pants to a dress! We paired it with a clean white top from Minnie Mortimer and, of course, some black skinny jeans!
Pull it all together with one of our amazing bright pouches by Stephanie Johnson and your favorite pair of nude or black heels! This look is so versatile and so fashionable for this season. You really can't go wrong with it!