Kate Bosworth was spotted out and about in Beverly Hills wearing a simple black tank with navy trousers. Proving the power of accessories, her striped belt, these See by Chloé tan ankle-strap sandals ($112, originally $250), a Jerome Dreyfuss Fredo tan shoulder bag ($740), and Ray-Ban aviators really kicked up her style. Mimic Kate's latest look by pairing a black tank with navy trousers, then finish off with her exact bag, sandals, and shades.
Clare Waight Keller's Spring 2013 collection for See by Chloé focuses on helping city dwellers meet the challenges of the season with a relaxed and casual ease. A concentration on movement means the offering is light, airy, and for the most part free of decoration. Suit separates cinched at the waist with loose bows created flatteringly long lines, while oversize quilted cotton jackets offered a cocoon of warmth from early Spring's chilly winds. A hooded lamb's leather jacket, chunky cotton sweaters, and a few thin toppers in technical nylon were also useful shields against the elements — but the collection wasn't all utilitarian. Even city girls need flirty cocktail dresses, and Keller answered that call with brightly colored silk georgette frocks that flutter in the breeze.
Photo courtesy of See by Chloé.
If you prefer your silhouettes draped (but never sloppy) and your textures laid-back (but totally refined), then look no further than See by Chloé's Spring 2013 collection. Each ensemble, from head to toe, gave off that effortless impression that there's no reason not to give your more casual wares a subtle, albeit luxurious, upgrade. We're talking gathered-waist leather trousers that appeal just as much to a sportier sensibility as they would to a sleek uptown girl, or a well-tailored nylon anorak in the prettiest shade of coral meant for all-purpose layering. With much attention paid to getting the fit just right — the centrally ruched viscose jersey shiftdresses prove our point perfectly — and slick belted details, it's easy to see why this line is notorious for its downtown-cool status. If you need extra evidence of this collection's low-key vibe meets chic execution, we have four words for you: cap-toe ankle boots. Check out the rest of the details below, then click on for the complete See by Chloé Spring '13 lineup.
- Trends: A serious take in gathered ruching, open-weave knits, sportier textures à la nylon and jersey, and loosely draped silhouettes.
- Colors: Dusty pink, electric blue, caramel, fiery red, black, white, and soft neutral tones.
- Key Piece: Any of the supersoft viscose jersey jumpers — gathered in all the right places — and the slouchy leather trousers.
- Accessories: Oversize python-textured clutches, duffel bags, aviator sunglasses, and metallic-infused cap-toe boots and heels.
- Who Should Wear It: The girl with a penchant for laid-back separates with a luxe twist. We won't be surprised if we spot the likes of Diane Kruger and Kate Bosworth in these wares.
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Need a few seasonal wardrobe updates? This week, theoutnet.com will offer up a selection of gorgeous — and recent — See by Chloé pieces at some very enticing prices. Among the items: perforated leather bags for $150, printed silk dresses for $140, and embellished ballerina flats for $165. And, in case Fall is already on your mind, never fear — there are cozy cable-knit cardigans and knit wool jackets in the mix as well. Click through for a preview of the entire selection — and mark your calendars: these goodies go on sale June 7.
>> The See by Chloé girl goes light and breezy for Fall 2012. Fabrics are airy — mesh, silk georgette, "like a continuation of the skin" — and the palette is crisp: navy, gray, white, taupe, black, and cerise. Silhouettes are flowing and draped, with strong lapels, ruching, and billowing capes providing a bit of drama and shape. Suede, knit bouclé, and corduroy keep it all on the cozier side of things. See the whole collection — plus a peek at accessories — here, in the slideshow and in the video below.
For its Fall 2012 collection, See by Chloé presented its first runway show in Paris today, and being the modern line that it is, it did the presentation digitally, showing on the Chloé website this morning. It was a collection meant to be seen in movement, as the opening looks were all about flow — diaphanous fabrics cut into draped tops, silky pants, and soft dresses that fluttered on the models. Ideal Spring dresses now, they make for a soft contrast later with Winter knits and coats. It was all about effortless chic — a pert peacoat was done in rusty wide wale cord and worn over a bodysuit; a black asymmetric skirt was paired with a superbly cut black blazer. Blouson sleeves returned, a romantic touch on casually draped tops and dresses. It's a collection you can build a wardrobe on, and that's exactly the point of Chloé's little sister line, no?
- Trends: Draped silks, slouchy pants, blouson sleeves, wide wale corduroy
- Colors: Lime green, olive green, red, black, white, taupe.
- Key Piece: Any of the draped dresses, tops, and silky pants; the rust peacoat.
- Accessories: Pointy-toe booties; small bowling bags.
- Who Would Wear It: The cool downtown girl — you know this fills the closets of women like Rachel Bilson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Alexa Chung.
Like an irresistible treat, images from the See by Chloé resort collection landed in our inbox, and we gleefully ate it up. It's playful and feminine, and we have fallen hard for the accessories in particular. Items are just beginning to hit stores this month, so keep an eye out. Here's what we're gleaning from the collection, and what we've got marked for purchase:
Bundling up doesn't have to be boring, particularly when the centerpiece of your look is a stellar statement sweater. Speak to Fall’s mod trend by picking up a cool colorblocked piece, make all-black magic with a splash of metallics, or call attention to your collar with a trompe d’oeil pull. No matter what you’re in the mood for, with these 10 statement sweaters, your Winter wardrobe will feel a little hotter — in the best way.
We have roughly a week before Fashion Week starts but that doesn't mean you have to wait that long to see what's new for Spring '12. See by Chloé just released images of its latest collection, and it's filled with bright colors, pretty prints, and feminine silhouettes. We'll have to wait a good while to see these pieces in stores, but that won't stop us from showing you what's to come. Check out our top three looks below:
Now check out the rest of the Spring '12 lookbook now.
>> Spring 2012 collections don't officially start hitting the runways until next week, but resort season just won't quit. Last — but certainly not least — See by Chloe is bringing up the tail end of the brigade with their just-released Resort 2012 lookbook, which features mix-and-match prints, slouchy wide-legged pants, and '60s-inspired minidresses.