Versace held a cocktail reception in NYC last night and among the fashionable stars to attend was Alexa Chung, who showed up in a head-to-toe maroon look. Monochrome outfits can seem hard to pull off, but as exemplified by Alexa, they can turn out to be totally chic when done right. The socialite tucked a maroon turtleneck into a maroon zip-front leather skirt and carried a matching circle bag. She then added a bit of contrasting color via black cutout flats and a black coat. If you dare to walk in Alexa's fashion-forward shoes, shop similar pieces below to get her latest look.
Chloé's ads never cease to inspire. For Fall it was that insanely chic camel, and for Spring it's all about neutral tones and an uber feminine feel. This ensemble Malgosia Bela is modeling — a sleek turtleneck, soft brown pleated skirt ($2,295), maroon satchel ($58) — is all about the fusion of colors. Maroon makes a strong stance against the neutrals, while the neutrals lend sweet softness to the maroon. It's a symbiotic relationship that's bound to last! Click on the items to buy.
For instance, I think the color maroon is absolutely foul, regardless of how it is used — but a color really can't be wrong. I also would never, ever put fake flowers in my house, although I will admit I have seen some that could pass for pretty. What are your design pet peeves? Do you hate stripes? Are you anti all-white rooms? Tell me by commenting below!