High Fashion, College Wallet: Ohne Titel S/S 2016

Ohne Titel is the brainchild of designers Alexa Adams and Flora Gill, was launched in 1999 after the two met as students at Parsons School of Design. Season after season, they have designed womenswear with their signature touch of daring confidence and boldness.

Boho-chic met high street in this Spring/Summer 2016 collection. White, orange and navy are the standout colors, which is reminiscent of the classic nautical look people tend to favor during this time of the year. Mesh and loose fabrics make up most of the looks, paired up with beaded accessories and slicked back summertime hair. Although the collection has a very fluid feel created by beaded fringes and draped silhouettes, it is different from most bohemian-inspired clothing.  With its use of colorblocking, the looks have a contemporary edge.  

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This is a very sleek and refined look, but at the same time, it can be worn during all times of the day and for any occasion, including school. An advantage to this look is that the simplicity of each piece makes them easy to find across brands of all price ranges, which means there are definitely affordable options for college students.

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For the jumpsuit, try Topshop’s Bardot Crinkle Romper ($68.00). The cinched waist will accentuate the hips, which adds femininity to the look. Though Titel’s piece is technically a romper, this look can also be completed with a color-matched off-shoulder top and loose fitting shorts. Show off your collarbone with Urban Outfitters’ Ecote Mara Off Shoulder Top ($39.00) and pair it with the CXM Flounce Lounge Short ($24.99) in black.

The standout of this look is, without a doubt, the beaded accessories. Look no further than Nasty Gal’s lustrous five-tiered bead In Your Court Ball Choker ($28.00), which will elevate the outfit from casual to trendy. A studded belt will also complement the outfit, but to keep with the beaded theme of the accessories, try Deepa Gurnani’s Bisbee Belt ($49.50) from Anthropologie, available exclusively online.
Finish off the outfit with a pair of strap-on sandals. A heeled sandal like Badgley Mischka’s Rhinestone Ankle Strap Sandals ($79.99, sale price) will transform the outfit into a club-ready ensemble while the Rebels Lora Fringe and Beaded Sandal ($79.96, sale price) from Swells will give it a more relaxed, Coachella-ready vibe. Touch up with some black nail polish and hair mousse for the wet look, and keep the makeup natural.  

Minnie Ongsricharoenporn is a contributing writer. Email her at violet vision@nyunews.com.

And read WSN’s review of this collection here.

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