This spring’s runway looks were an odd mixture of contradicting styles. The runway’s shown sheer fabrics with heavier fabrics, prints with bright colors , textures, ruffles, scarves and layers. Sounds like a lot to try and incorporate into your closet for this upcoming spring. Well, here’s my spring outfit that I pulled out of my own closet for this spring inspired mostly by Ralph Lauren’s runway look. It is a great look, dressy yet casual. Perfect for a day of shopping, a lunch date, or even a night out with the girls!
In this outfit, I had decided to pull out my favorite soft gold sheer dress shirt by New York and Company. Underneath, I have a lace camisole which is giving it that layered textured and sheer look that you have seen on the 2011 Spring Runway. There were also lots of jackets spotted, so in my look I added my favorite brown leather jacket, since leather is also seen on the runway, especially in Ralph Lauren’s spring collection. I paired all this with my favorite pair of skinny jeans, vintage leather bag (a thrift store find), and a great pair of mid-calf leather boots. Although denim wasn’t spotted on the runway, I decided to incorporate it anyway. I wanted them to give the outfit a more casual feel and make the look more accessible to any budget.
Not only did light flowing ruffled scarves appear as the accessory of choice but so did lots of gold and mixed media jewelry. As you can see, I added a gold toned leaf necklace and a mixed media bracelet. Mixed media jewelry in gold and neutral tones pulls together all the contradictory fabrics and materials in the outfit.
If you want to be fashionable this spring, it should prove to be quite easy. With all the different looks, materials, metallic , leather, bright color, print, gold , ruffle and textured outfits shown on the spring runways, finding clothes in your closet should be a breeze! Just be sure not to mix too many of those elements together. However, if you really would like to, I find that Marc Jacobs mixed all these elements together and somehow managed to pull it off, making the overall look cohesive.