A flash of skin in small doses is never a bad thing — and this season's wispy, ultra-feminine sheer maxi skirt is a surefire way to work the see-through trend without being, well, scandalous. This Rag & Bone pleated silk maxi skirt ($450) is a seemingly tricky investment piece but one that, when carefully styled, can deliver endless options through every season. For those of you ready to show some skin this Spring, here are five ways to wear the barely there sheer maxi skirt.
Before the holidays madness hits full force, indulge in a weekend staycation to catch up on Tivo, order in, read books, and just relax before the craziness begins. All you need is a super soft onesie by T by Alexander Wang, sheepskin slippers by Minnetonka, along with a couple of decadent housewarming necessities. A warm and colorful throw blanket, journal for your thoughts, and best of all, fun sock monkey kit.
Left to right: T by Alexander Wang PJ Onesie ($198), Anthropologie Sweater Mix Throw Blanket ($298), Minnetonka Sheepskin Slipper ($70), Smythson Food For Thought Journal ($73), Urban Outfitters Sock Monkey Kit ($20)
>> Keeping in line with the "optimistic and pure" outlook on his Spring 2011 namesake collection, Alexander Wang touted a predominantly light palette for his T line. Included in the lookbook are slouchy sweatpants, silk mid-calf skirts, ruched minis, and asymmetric maxis dipped in hazelnut, melon, sienna, and desert hues. This perfectly ruched batwing top and skirt combo is on the top of our list — peep the slideshow for 15 more cool looks.
Per usual, Kate Moss looked effortlessly chic during her stint in France. This time, she wore a very basic gray sweater from T by Alexander Wang with simple leggings and suede boots. A black tank, Ray-Ban wayfarers, and a statement ring rounded the look out. Shop the exact glasses and sweater, with everything else, now.
We've been seeing slim, slouchy gray sweatpants on the runway for the past couple of seasons, and it seems designers have not yet grown tired of the luxe loungewear look. As part of her recently released pre-fall collection, Stella McCartney offers a gray cashmere version as well as a disco-ready sequined pair in navy. Madewell presented athletic-inspired sweatpants with a washed button down shirt, and Alexander Wang (who first featured the look in his designer spring 2009 collection), just released a lower-priced alternative in his T by Alexander Wang lineup.
Meet Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen Giveaway, Katie Holmes and The Romantics for J. Crew, and Zoe Kravitz for T by Alexander Wang
Win a chance to meet Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen at Fashion’s Night Out during New York Fashion Week, Katie Holmes and the cast of The Romantics shoot an ad for J. Crew, Target teams up with jewelry designer Temple St. Clair, and more from the T by Alexander Wang campaign with Zoe Kravitz. On Allison: Armani Exchange jacket, Kain Label tank
Jessica Alba showed off her slick street style in NYC wearing a modest-length chambray skirt and gray tank. Simple on their own, but Alba turned the fashion factor way up with hardcore accessories. Spiked stacked bracelets, a vintage necklace, cage wedges, a black oversized suede hobo, and sunnies add a majorly fresh touch to her casual cool look.
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Alexander Wang released his first ever video campaign for his Fall 2010 collection, FabSugar is teaming up with Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen at New York Fashion Week for Fashion's Night Out, and Victoria Beckham tests her skills at designing handbags with Marc Jacobs designer Katie Hillier. Plus, catch our exclusive interview with the designers behind Vena Cava talking about their newest collaboration!
Everyone gets a little bummed when August roles around, but I feel like there's still a few solid months of hot fun. September and October can still be raging and warm — keep the momentum going! Here's how: a casual striped maxi, festive post-surf slippers, sparkly jewelry, rad shades, a unique party top, and an ultra cool new bag. Not to mention a sweet-as-pie sundress and luxe white tee. There's more in store; click through my musts for this month's lusts.
>> Alexander Wang is a proponent of the whole underwear-as-outerwear phenomenon, to say the least, and although he's introduced a select bra here and there in past collections, today he's launching his first underwear collection — an expansion of T by Alexander Wang — on his website. The pieces are "definitely intended to be seen" and run from $48 to $72. Also hitting the Wang site at 4 pm EST today: a new leopard-print version of the Diego bag in limited quantities and PVC bags.