The sizzling summer heat will challenge fashionistas to wear fresh pieces that are comfy yet chic. Rebecca Taylor’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection offers a perfect balance of style, femininity and functionality for warm weather-centric wardrobes. ‘Sports chic meets structured lines’ with a pale-washed palette of light blues, grays, white, and the occasional pop of floral patterns and bright pink this season.
Rebecca Taylor has been a household name for decades. Actresses Rashida Jones and Kaley Cuoco Sweeting are fans of Taylor’s flirty, clean-cut designs that are feminine and fresh. For Rebecca Taylor’s showcase at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, event powerhouse Fly Productions created an intimate setting abuzz with excitement against stark white backdrops.
All fashionistas are encouraged to don the following 3 essential summer pieces for white-hot summer looks.
Back to Basics:
Many of us favor the sundress for summertime day parties and evening gatherings, but why dress to impress members of the uninspired masses? Instead of wearing the ‘little white dress’, stand out with a hint of color and texture. This collection gets back to basics with the re-imagining of sports chic.
Try an update of the classic summer shift dress (pictured below). Using bluish- gray mesh-like material on the sleeves and front panel, Rebecca Taylor coupled form and function. Exposed zippers along the front panel give this dress a youthful, breezy look when paired with heeled sandals. A dress like this can replace your little white dress for dates, parties, or the casual summer brunch. Not to mention, for those of us who can’t achieve the coveted golden tan, a light splash of blue looks great against any complexion.
A wardrobe with a light color palette is the ultimate indication of fresh style for summer. It’s also the best way to show off a new tan. This collection proves that white doesn’t have to be boring. Opt for an embellished white top, and accentuate your legs with a favorite pair of shorts. Gray shorts with a tasteful exposure of skin through sleek cut-outs just above the hem provide a more formal summer ensemble. For a more casual look wear jean shorts to balance embellished tops, or wear heels to add a subtle, dressed-up style element.
Not Your Mother’s Blazer
An ultra-chic blazer is not a powerful Fall/Winter separate piece. Pale pink colored blazers are flattering office-wear essential items that can also be an on-the-go staple piece for casual afternoon coffee shop dates. An easy going yet pulled together look, accented by the summertime blazer, can be achieved by wearing a graphic t-shirt underneath, with boyfriend jeans, and either flats or pumps. For work, wear a pink blazer for a solid colored contrast over a busy printed dress with nude pumps as seen at the Rebecca Taylor Spring/Summer 2014 runway show.
How will you wear the re-imagined blazer, embellished white top, and cool blue shift dress this season? Share your insights with me in the comment section below. Enhance your summertime wardrobe with Rebecca Taylor’s well-rounded, innovative and fresh additions, as seen on the runways of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2014.
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