High Fashion, College Wallet: Alice + Olivia

In preparation for what is likely to be a muggy, hot summer, all eyes look to the spring and resort collections from the spring 2014 shows. Alice + Olivia’s last collection for the 2014 Spring ready-to-wear line boasted a sophisticated array of pastels and clean whites with pops of denim and black throughout. Pointed heels and strappy sandals grace models’ feet while large printed and beaded clutches added contrasting texture to the ensembles. The lineup also showcased elegant gowns in nude and black lace, and floral satin. The theme of simple, monotone color schemes in the collection can be easily replicated for shoppers on a student’s budget. In particular, the subtle hues of gray and white can be modified for a chic look with a less painful price tag. The skater skirt, pointed heels, statement jacket, and lacey top combine for a look that is professional yet undeniably feminine.

Via Stranded NYC
Via Stranded NYC

A skater skirt can be found almost anywhere this summer including H&M, Zara, and Forever21 starting at $20. For a style most like the original runway look, seek out pale colors and subtle texture, such as Love Culture’s light knit version.

A lacey top is just as easily accessible and pairs well in a similar tone as the skirt. The light fabric is an added plus for the upcoming heat. Forever 21 offers a lace shirt that can be utilized in favor of a classic slip for a more polished look.

A statement jacket can often be hard to find. However, Urban Outfitters carries a unique spring jacket featuring floral motifs perfect for the spring season.

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Pointed heels dominated the Alice + Olivia show in shiny metallic, white, and black. Try a colored heel for a springtime pop or a silver strappy kitten heel from Aldo.
To fully complete the Alice + Olivia look, tone down bright colors in makeup and instead opt for a fresh dewy face. Keep foundation light and match your lip color and cheeks for a feminine blushed look.

 

Cate Wright is a contributing writer. Email her at bstyle@nyunews.com

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