Looks We Love
Looks We Love

Looks We Love

Words by Lara | 7.12.14

Moody blues paired with black and leather and edgy pleats add an element of intrigue to summer dressing. What’s more, they’re versatile. Chic summer workwear pieces like Jil Sander’s sleeveless top with utilitarian patch pockets and Proenza Schouler’s two-in-one dress are an easy solution to the question of how to transition from 9-5 to after work gallery-hopping or rooftop parties.

Thanks to the runways at Proenza Schouler, Christopher Kane, Rochas and Céline, pleats are still having a major moment. Why not try them three ways? Junya Watanabe’s vegan leather skirt is tough yet swingy, Céline’s classic knife pleats have cross-season appeal and Proenza Schouler’s box pleat geometric skirt is at once girly and art-inspired. Wear them now, and when fall arrives, they’ll be perfect with tights, boots and chic coat.

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For now though, wear summer’s pleats with sky-high sandals like Balenciaga’s cutout style or mid-heel patent Louboutins and glinting silver jewelry that adds shine to a pared-down palette. For the finishing touch, put adornments like a David Yurman curb chain link bracelet or an irreverent Chanel splatter cuff on display with the perfect clutch in Louis Vuitton’s sleek vernis or unexpected pale yellow.

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