Sheer Skirts & Decorative Bows
I have really loved putting together these fashion runway reports (I have one for Fall RTW coming in a couple of weeks). Having these curations of my favourite looks serve as my inspiration boards for upcoming seasons. I use them to assess what I have in my closet as the season turns, as well as what to look out for in stores, to find pieces and put together looks of my own. I hope you are enjoying these as much as I am, because I suspect they will be a staple on here for the foreseeable future!
Erdem, Red Valentino & Valentino stole the show this season, with feminine 1960’s cuts, whimsical sheer skirts and unique accessories . I have so many designers whom I love and to be honest, it’s always a surprise for me which ones will have my favourite collection each season. Although there is almost definitely going to be one, or two looks from each of my favourite designers, the collection with the most looks I would wear is not always predictable and I love that! I love that although I know Miu Miu will always be fun and avant garden and Marchesa will always have some of the dreamiest fairytalesque dresses I am forever surprised by what comes down the runway and which house will speak to me each season. It’s like Christmas Morning twice, or three times a year.
Please enjoy my favourite pieces and looks from the Resort 2019 shows. Don’t forget to share with me your favourite looks and collections.
I’ve long adored Alexa Chung‘s personal style as well as her contributions to collaborative fashion projects. I can never resist a bow, even on a t-shirt and I love the pale blue ruffled strapless dress.
Thanks to this look, I will be putting a brooch on my beret come autumn, as well as investing in some opaque white tights. This pale pink jacket is a new take on classic Chanel, with a modern silhouette., I adore this pale marshmallow pink.
I can never resist a riding inspiration. I still have one of these caps in my wardrobe from a few years ago and I will certainly be breaking it out again this autumn.
I also got complete “My Fair Lady” flashbacks from the second half of the Dior show, which is eternal stye inspiration in white and black lace, such a great modern take on a classic. The second and third looks reflect this, but there was so much more along this theme.
How to describe the Resort 2019 collection from Erdem? There’s hardly a look I wouldn’t wear from this collection and I have included probably more than 50% of the collection here (I really, really adore it). Baby doll dresses, preppy loafers with knee-grazing socks, feminine florals. This collection even has leopard print and yet somehow, it’s cohesive and complimentary. The modern take on exaggerated Victorian collars is a stunning addition, as well as that muted blue paired with a reddish-brown belt and mustard. I could go on and on, but truthfully, these looks speak for themselves.
The sheer and tulle theme is present in nearly every collection for Resort 2019, something Giambattista Valli does best. The oversized ruffles in the last two looks I’ve selected here add something memorable and unique to otherwise classic dresses and blouses.
Known for smart and classic looks, there are always a few gorgeous staple pieces in any Armani collection. I absolutely adore the first look I’ve selected and could see it on Blair Waldorf from season one Gossip Girl (my eternal style icon). Additionally, I love the sweater, bow button down and the classic third look is just so smart.
I love a leather mini, be it a skirt or a dress. I love the slouchy cut of this one and the spaghetti straps, makes it young and fun. I already have something somewhat similar hanging in my closet and can’t wait to style it for the upcoming seasons. From the second look I love the bugle playing mystical creature. I’ve already put an oversized square print cardigan on my wish list from the third Gucci look.
One of my favourite ways to dress up and straddle the line between formal and casual is to pair something very formal with something very informal. This is exactly what the Jill Stuart Resort 2019 collection gave us. As mentioned above, again we see the sheer skirts (I love the subtle floral details from Jill Stuart) layered over a striped polo shirt, effectively dressing up a casual look, or dressing down a formal look.
Also love the sixties inspiration and the oversized brown lensed sunglasses.
Is the Marchesa studio where all fairytales come true? It must be. I honestly don’t feel like I have the words to continue to describe Marchesa season after season, but let’s be honest, their dresses just speak for themselves…enjoy.
I am going to need a pair of heels with giant satin bows on the front of the ankle (if I can’t find any, I’m going to just find some wide ribbons from a fabric store and tie them on my ankles, I’ve already decided).
Love the bow, feathers and jeweling on the first look. Love the shoes in the second look (Miu Miu always has the best footwear, no?).
Another collection for which I lack the words, so rather than babbling incoherently, I will let these gorgeous clothes speak for themselves. I would just like to mention the monochromatic millennial pink ensembles and how they completely throw me back to that DREAM music video from the millennium, “He Loves U Not”, tell me you know what I’m talking about! Other than that, this collection solidifies what I’ve been alluding to throughout this post, that being: that I’m going have to learn how to style a sheer skirt/dress for the office for the upcoming season. One more thing, I need sheer socks and some witchy pointed toe shoes, J’adore!
See by Chloé
Chloé & See by Chloé are known for taking inspiration from the 1960’s & 70’s and the See by Chloé Resort 2019 collection is no exception. With the brown polka dot skirt and one piece denim suit (I’m going to need one of these).
I don’t have a conclusive way to sum up this Tory Burch collection, though I love some of these pieces, which I feel could easily be added as wardrobe staples, including the alternative takes on a crisp white button down, a beautiful scarf & sweater combo (it almost has me longing for cold weather) and monochromatic looks with a full skirt.
This Valentino collection is absolutely stunning! I will 100% be tryout a silk bandana with oversized sunglasses (not sure I can pull it off, but I will certainly try, because this is so amazingly 1960’s chic and I’m living for it). I adore all of this, the silk prints, the red, white & blue and all the 1960’s silhouettes. The final look is absolutely stunning, I wish I had somewhere to wear a plunging sequin neckline.
*Photos courtesy of Vogue.com*