I'll be the first to admit it: I'm a total sucker for the now-ubiquitous street style slideshows, blogs and photo galleries. I guess I love seeing how people inject their personalities into their clothing and the huge range of styling interpretations.
I'm a big fan of mixing clashing colors but it's kind of easy to get stuck in a bit of a rut. Enter street style inspiration. I recently found this image on WWW and I couldn't help but wonder how I would translate it for VAUGHAN.
Street style inspiration from Who What Wear
I'm drawn to this look because it follows some of my personal styling tenants. She's relied heavily on accessories while falling back on some really great basics. It's bright, it's clean, it's polished. That said, it pushes me slightly out of my comfort zone because I would never dream of layering so many jewel tones. Yikes. Cobalt and fuchsia I love, but with a touch of kelly green? I dunno.
The VAUGHAN interpretation featuring the Bettie shirt
Like our model, I've let the accessories do all of the heavy lifting. If you're looking for a great foundation for color blocking, look no further than Reed Krakoff bags and Pierre Hardy shoes (both featured above). These lines feature clean, well-made investment pieces that are ripe for clashing color inspiration.
You're going to want something very clean and slightly minimalistic on the clothing front. I've chosen this great silk a-line skirt from Tibi as a base and the bright Pink Teasearama shirt from the Bettie collection.
Top it off with beige sunnies (these are from Miu Miu). At this point, you're in danger of introducing more colors or worse, getting too matchy-matchy so definitely stick to a neutral.
Voila! This look works so well for the office, a lunch date or posing outside of the fashion week runway shows. Enjoy!