If you haven’t noticed by now, I love to preach the beauty of simplicity in fashion. Call me boring, but I find it fascinating that a person can put on the most paired down of basics, yet still look devastatingly stylish. I’ve often thought what makes an outfit is not actually the clothes, but the way the clothes are worn. Alber Elbaz proved that my thoughts are more than just theory.
With silky fabrics, slouchy yet sleek silhouettes and black and white all over, the Lanvin resort 2015 collection was something out of my dreams. While there were a few extra details—a touch of lace, some rhinestones and a pop of color here and there—Elbaz’s collection for the most part was a lesson in doing more with less. Many of his outfits were nothing particularly special, with simple sheath dresses, basic skirts and slouchy trousers being the basis of the collection. However, that to me is what made it so genius. The sign of a true Fashionista is being able to wear anything and make it look in style, and Elbaz demonstrates his understanding of this with every outfit in his collection. With their perfectly imperfect hair, illusion of haphazardly thrown together outfits and quirky accessories, the Lanvin models embody the It girls of the fashion world, providing even more proof that it’s not just the clothes that make the outfit.
One of the best things about keeping things simple is that it makes getting dressed ridiculously easy, so I was more than happy to take inspiration from Elbaz’s collection for my outfit. Choosing a black satin shirt and a black wrap skort, my outfit is the perfect amount of sleek and slouchy. With white flats, basic sunglasses and hair that is just the right amount of messy, I brought the look together while keeping it just a little undone.
Though it’s no secret that I love fashion, picking out an outfit is often the bane of my existence. However, the Lanvin collection shows that doesn’t have to be the case. With his simple, effortless clothing, Elbaz proves that it often does not matter what you wear, but how you wear it. So throw on that plain white T-shirt and your favorite pair of baggy jeans! With some quirky accessories, disheveled hair and a breezy attitude, you’ll look fantastic (and leave everyone wanting to know your secret).