High Fashion, College Wallet Burberry S/S 2016

The Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 ready-to-wear collection embraced a myriad of hard and soft elements. Strong military influences, such as gold buttons and regimental braiding, adorned finely tailored pea coats and trench coats. These were tossed over a mixture of lace and silk, either as a dress, top, skirt or trousers. Feminine floral prints were also featured on jackets, blazers and dresses. Even though the show was presented for spring/summer, the mixed color palette and combination of cashmere coats and sheer dresses made it versatile for any season. Mostly female models walked the runway, but several menswear looks made the cut, too. The androgynous trend was flipped around so that even the men sported lace, silk, and florals. Overall, the show was a mash-up of pretty ideas. But more importantly, it was a mix of wearable fashion.

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Many of the womenswear looks in the show were easy grab-and-go pieces that only required a lacy dress and a trench coat to recreate. This look, however, has more components going into it, and can definitely be translated for a woman’s wardrobe. It captures a comfortable, yet composed effect. The navy joggers give the look an air of being laid-back, while the lace button-up adds some freshness. Pairing those with the classic navy trench coat and tortoise shell shades makes the ensemble smart. Small accents like the mustard tassels on olive loafers and the red zipped bag keep look from falling flat.


The joggers are a high-comfort trend piece available at many different price points. American Eagle offers this pair for $35. To dress up the look, swap out the sweatpant style for a version in silk. Pair the pants with a sheer lace button-up like this one from unique-vintage.com ($42). Drape a simple navy trench coat over the outfit. This option from shein.com is $95. Slip on tasseled smoking loafers in an accent color. A light blush color adds a feminine touch, like this pair from ASOS ($49) or opt for an olive and mustard pair to stay true to the original look. Accessorize with tortoise shell rimmed shades and a red leather clutch. The sunglasses above are $12 from Vans and the clutch is a $30 Style & Co. piece from Macy’s.

Sophie Fay Shaw is the High Fashion, College Wallet columnist. Email her at violetvision@nyunews.com.


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