In the 2016 resort Alexis Mabille runway show, there’s no doubt that a lot going on. The best part about all the ruckus is that it’s subtle and understated at the same time. This collection uses a lot of interesting textures and patterns combined with pastel colors and their more saturated siblings. Occasionally, the looks are monotone, breaking up the brighter patterns and textures. As soon as I laid eyes on this awesome collection, I was hit with inspiration.
I have this dress that’s fairly muted and neutral except for the lace overlay that covers the entirety of the garment and then some. It’s pastel peach and it was almost a perfect match for this collection. I paired it with some geometric cage heels to imitate the look of the neutral bright white heels designed by Alexis Mabille. I also chose to wear some chunky gold jewelry accented with purple Amethyst to add color interest. Finally, I chose a brown belt to contrast with the subtle nature of the outfit.
For me, this was the perfect translation. It was an excellent balance of trendy and wearable. In the Alexix Mabille collection, there’s a lot of paisley going on which is reminiscent of the ‘70s. The retro floral design at the hem of this dress gives a similar vibe. An outfit can’t get much better when it’s influenced by elements of the earthy, retro and subtle variety. It’s almost like taking risks while maintaining a tranquil demeanor, and it couldn’t be easier.