Floral tights and stripes make a winning combo.
Starting with the top row, far left, we have our first muse, Katelyn Rose, 16, who hails from Los Angeles and paired bold floral-print tights with a strong striped blouse. Though this look is not for the fashion fearful, it¬'s got a great youthful spirit. Try it yourself with either Miss Selfridge¬'s Bohemian Floral Tights ($11) or Look From London¬'s Wild Garden Tights ($28) and Banana Republic¬'s BR Monogram Puff-Sleeve Striped Shirt ($95). Add paper-bag shorts and contrasting heels at your own discretion!
Transition into spring with bright lips and liberty prints.
Moving along to our next standout outfit, we have Alice, 21, from Krakow, Poland (top row, middle), wearing an ideal transitional outfit. By combining a seasonal floral print skirt and bright lipstick with cold-weather necessities (tights, boots, cozy hooded jacket), Alice looks seasonally appropriate and stylish too. If you¬'re looking for a vivid lipstick, you¬'ll love Shiseido¬'s Perfect Rouge Lipstick ($25) in Dragon or Salon, as well as Max Factor¬'s Vivid Impact Lipstick ($9) in Ablaze or Ms. Understood. Additionally, we must suggest checking out Topshop¬'s Premium Floral Corset Playsuit ($100) and Erin Wasson X RVCA¬'s Side Show Dress ($140), both posey-centric pieces. Though expensive, See by Chloe¬'s 3/4 Sleeve Liberty Print Dress($445) and Opening Ceremony¬'s Box Pleated Top ($300) are also good options.
Tapered trousers look smart with a cropped jacket.
Our next chic style example is Bettina, 20, (top row, right) a Norwegian trendsetter who knows exactly how to wear tapered trousers. We love how she selected a snug, cropped jacket to balance the inherent volume of her carrot pants. (The body-con top and combat boots are perfection too.) Should you find yourself in need of a similarly sophisticated, draped pair of trousers, Free People¬'s Pocket Harem Pants ($98) will fill the bill nicely. On a non-pantalones note, we like ADAM¬'s Cropped Blazer ($345) and the incredibly priced Insight Kit Jacket ($88) for short and slim toppers.
Ripped skinny jeans tucked into low boots is a cool choice.
Wondering if your skinny jeans are still relevant? If they¬'re ripped and tucked into a similarly cool pair of boots, √† la Coline, 22, (bottom row, left) the answer is yes! As this Metz, France-dwelling muse shows, distressed, slim-fit denim looks current when worn tucked inside a slouchy pair of low boots. Achieve your own version of this look with Jet¬'s Trasher Skinny Jean ($195) in black and a classic ankle boot, like Frye¬'s Veronica Shortie ($272) or London Underground's Him Like Her Ankle Boot ($169).
Dangly earrings and booties give a sequin dress edge.
While most of our muses are wearing casually smart outfits, we wanted to throw one dressier option into the mix. We picked Martine, 21, Orange County (bottom row, middle) because she¬'s working her own interpretation of the Balmain look. Check your favorite local vintage boutique (or visit the beloved Nasty Gal) for sequin dresses with a similar silhouette. Earrings-wise, we love Circadian Studios¬' Mix Chains Earrings ($210), Elizabeth and James Cross and Chain Earrings ($115), and Alex and Ani¬'s Russian Gold Chain Earrings ($78), while for shoes, try Report Signature¬'s Mott Boots ($213).
Draped neutral pieces contrast nicely with basic black.
We¬'ll conclude this month¬'s MySpace Muses with another LA girl, Laura, 20, who impressed us with her choice of a draped neutral dress with basic black pieces. Though the color palette is simple, the outfit is anything but, thanks to varied textures and proportions. Get her style by blending your favorite black pieces with something like Alexander Wang¬'s Silk Wrap Dress ($595) or T by Alexander Wang Mini Pocket Tank Dress ($90). Either item will give you that luxuriously relaxed look!
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