Tibi Lady Liberty Sweater

Fashion, Luxury, Obsessions, Style

This gorgeous intarsia sweater is a part of Tibi’s New York City inspired pre-fall 2013 collection:

lady liberty sweater

It was the last look of the show, which I loved in its entirety. Brittany Adams of Style.com said it best when she noted the brands commitment to wearable clothing: “Amy Smilovic has been playing her cards right at Tibi for the past several seasons. Having shifted her focus from party frocks to clean basics, her business is now doing better than ever…You don’t need to be fashion mad—or have a superstar’s budget, either—to appreciate these clothes.”

Smilovic said “it’s important to show people how we would wear something,” which I think they did successfully. The minimalist, street styling worked perfectly with the theme of the show, and though I can’t pick favorites, because the entire collection was so perfect, here are three notably great looks:

Tibi Pre-Fall 2013

Photos: Style.com

I love the middle look, not only because of the letterman jacket (how hip,) but because the lines in the sweater were inspired by a subway map…and seriously, who doesn’t love a clever sweater? But the most fabulous were the shoes. There was a strappy and a bootie…two of my favorites:

TIBI pre fall 2013 shoes

They are both so now, and chic, and simple. Love them!

I couldn’t resist styling the Lady Liberty sweater myself. If I were a rich girl (cue Gwen Stefani song in your head) this is how I would wear it:

Obsessed TIBI Liberty Sweater

TIBI sweater / DOLCE & GABBANA jeans / CHLOÉ coat / MANOLO BLAHNIK heels / YVES SAINT LAURENT bag

I really love white coats, like this one by DKNY. They allow you to really play with your accessories and colors. This look would not have worked with a different colored coat. The bag and shoes would have looked ridiculous against anything other than white, but because the rest of the outfit is relatively simple (emphasis on relatively,) it works.

The shoes remind me of a cab, but not in an obvious way. If TAXI was written on the side of them then it would be cheesy. But because they’re Manolo’s, also very New York (thank you Carrie Bradshaw,) and have clean lines, they add some fun and a pop of color. The purple YSL adds even more color and is complementary to yellow. I’m obsessed from head to pointed toe.

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Leather Leggings with a Peplum on Top + Mixing Prints

Fashion, Luxury, Runway, Style

Pantone, the “world-renowned authority on color,” has recently named emerald the color of 2013. I’m not quite sure I buy into the idea of there being an authority on color, but I do know that the color of this Prabal Gurung peplum top is gorgeous. I would call it more of a forest, but it definitely falls into the emerald category. I paired it with oxblood leather leggings to stay on trend, and a vintage tweed Chanel jacket to stay classy and timeless. The Casio watch, Ray-Ban wayfarers and Alexander Wang leopard print bag add a modern edge to keep the ensemble looking chic. Finish the look with winter white point-toe wedges and you are ready for a warmish winter day.

peplum-and-leather-in-luxury

PRABAL GURUNG top / PAIGE DENIM leggings / VINTAGE CHANEL jacket / H&M heels / ALEXANDER WANG bag / SVPPLY earrings / CASIO watch / RAY-BAN sunglasses

Mixing patterns, like tweed and leopard print, is also very trendy right now. It’s being done from the red carpet to the runway, and even on the street:

Mixing Patters

Kerry Washington (one of my style crushes) wore this amazing Peter Pilotto dress to a Django Unchained premier and actually won best-dressed on E!’s Fashion Police.

Philip Oh of StreetPeeper.com took the middle shot of a casual, yet wonderful, mixing of patterns in New York City. (Note the leopard print: some say this is the neutral of patterns.)

Erdem‘s Spring 2013 RTW collection featured the mixing of many colors and patterns, and though this wasn’t my favorite look from the collection, it definitely makes a statement. I love how he chopped up the anatomical parts of a woman’s body with the mixing of patterns. But if you want to see my favorite look from the collection, here it is:

ERDEM Spring 2013 RTW

On trend and unwearable by almost every woman everywhere, but oh so stunning. The beadwork and transparency are so hot right now. I love the contrast of such a bland color as grey with the bright pink beadwork. Just amazing.