The Runway Recycled: Sheer Inspiration!

One of our favorite trends for spring is sheer overlays! They were all over the runway for the Spring 2013 Ready to Wear shows. The look below from Erdem is definitely just for the runway, so check out our take on how you can make the trend work in your every day outfits:

 

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Erdem Spring 2013 RTW, from Style.com

OVERLAY POSTDenim Jacket- Nic & Joe sz S $45

Sheer Pink Tank- Lola sz S/M $24

Black Lace Tank- Papillon sz S $16

Purple Jeans- Free People sz 28 $48

Necklace- Burberry $140

Scarf- $12

An easy way to dip your toes into the trend is by layering a semi-sheer tank over another one!

OVERLAY POST 3Sheer Printed Blouse- Analili sz XS $140

Sequined Tank (Worn Underneath)- Zara sz M $20

Pleated Skirt- Ann Taylor Loft sz 14 $16

Necklace- $36

Try out our favorite way to wear sheers- by layering a printed blouse over a sequined top!

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Sheer Beaded Tunic- Fifteen Twenty sz S $60

Lace Top- Bonnie Strauss sz S $68

Black Tank- Billy Reid sz S $16

Charcoal Jeans- Rachel Rachel Roy sz 28 $44

Play with texture by putting your sheer top over a lace tank!

What’s your favorite trend for Spring?

Love,

The Girls at Designer Renaissance

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The Runway Recycled: Anna Sui’s Unexpected Mixes!

Another great fall collection that are we smitten with is Anna Sui. She always turns out fabulous prints in fun and exciting hues and patterns, but this season we love the way she mixed unexpected colors and textures. We’ve covered mixing prints before, but now we’ll show you how to throw some heavier textures into the mix for fall!

Here’s the looks we were inspired by from the designer’s fall show:

All images from Style.com

Fur Trim Cardigan- WR sz M $28

Blouse- Volcom sz XS $12

Skirt- Anthropologie sz 4 $ 48

Belt- Ellen Tracy sz S $12

Wooden Bead Necklace- $16

Lac up Bootie- Steve Madden sz 9 $68

Mix red and pink together for an unexpected ensemble. We chose a fun fur trimmed candy apple red cardigan and paired it with a raspberry tweed skirt. We added a sheer printed blouse to balance out the two bright pieces. The print works with them because it has a bit of red in it, as well as some gray which acts as a neutral!

Long Cardigan- Soft Surroundings sz S/M $28

Mesh Printed Top- Karen Kane sz S $12

Skirt- Sevier Skirts sz 8 $100

Belt- Bebe sz S $16

Necklace- Express $24

Suede Booties- J Jill sz 7 $68

Mix textures and patterns with pieces that are all from the same or similar color families for an interesting and eye catching ensemble! We paired a mesh top with a metallic printed skirt and comfy cardigan. Add the suede booties and we’ll be surprised if someone doesn’t think you walked right off of the runway đŸ˜‰


Tweed Jacket- Joan Collins sz 8 $20

Sheer Printed Blouse- Quintessential sz S $28

Striped Skirt- Free People sz 4/6 $32

Silver Necklace- $10

Gold Necklace- Fleur De Lis $24

Oversized Chunky Scarf- Twinkle by Wenlan $68

Booties- BCBGirl sz 9.5 $12

Pair a striped skirt with a floral blouse and a textured jacket for an easy, chic look. Want to channel Anna Sui’s show even more? Just add some bright coral tights to the mix!

Now get to mixing and matching!

 Not quite sure how to make a piece work? Bring it in and we’ll help you put something together Anna Sui-style!

Love,

The Girls at Designer Renaissance