The great thing about fashion today is that dressing up no longer means black clothing is the only option! Color has been huge this season and it’s important to remember we can incorporate all that bright fun into our day to day wardrobe as well as our more dressy looks. This week’s Fashionista rocked an awesome outfit for summer that works for anytime and with a quick change of shoes is still just as sexy!
Name: Ariel Frenkel
CollegeFashionista: What are you wearing today?
Ariel Frenkel: Today I’m wearing pants from Zara with Elizabeth & James wedges. My navy silk top is by Emerson Thorpe and I bought this bag when I was in Spain.
CF: As a New York City gal, what items do you feel are essential for summer 2013?
AF: I think a pair of wedges you can go out in without coming home a cripple are an essential for this summer. I’m also a big fan of bathing suits that resemble scuba suits. I have one from Lisa Marie Fernandez that is black and white that I absolutely love!
CF: In what ways have you incorporated patterned pants into your wardrobe this season?
AF: I took many trips to Zara to avoid pretending to study in the library for finals and found that they have a wide variety of great printed pants. I have many solid tops that look plain on their own but when paired with aggressively patterned pants the outfit becomes less of a snoozer!
CF: How would you take an outfit like this from day to night?
AF: I would change the shoes from day-time wedges to a black or tan pair of pumps. Since the pants are so vibrant I would definitely do a simple shoe. I would also add a jacket of some sort. Maybe a full leather jacket or I have a black jacket, that I really love, with white leather on the arms that would make the outfit suitable for the evening!
How To: To recreate this hot look it’s important to find a pair of print or pattern pants that are bold, but also appropriate for day and night. These Nanette Lepore pants are super cute, colorful and perfect for your summer wardrobe. Try to find a solid silky tank top or halter top to add a sexy edge to your outfit. If you’re in the mood to splurge try an Emerson Thorpe Moxie silk top just like this Fashionista wore! When it comes to shoes, for daytime try nude wedges and for night time a pair of nude pumps! Get ready to feel like a supermodel when you walk outside in this sexy number!