The color of this airy shirt isn’t neutral, but it seems to go with everything. We paired it with denim shorts (Hosna), white shorts (Marwa) and a tiered black skirt (Tina). While it isn’t hard to match t-shirts with any piece of clothing, we wanted to show this shirt off because it is one of the items we all find ourselves reaching for time and time again. It’s so easy to wear, and it can be tucked into pieces easily. We’d also wear it with the perfect jeans and a leather jacket.
These pants are so comfortable that it’s hard to believe they are “on trend” right now with all the major designers. From boots to heels to flip-flops, you can wear the pants with anything, although we all avoided sneakers because that would be a little too straight-from-the-gym. They’d also look good with a sequined shirt or a boyfriend shirt, although we’d stay away from anything too baggy so as to not look sloppy.
The silk paneling on this cardigan dresses up any outfit, so we all paired it with more basic bottoms. While you can’t exactly call Hosna’s tutu skirt “simple,” its neutral color and light material made it the perfect match for the sweater. Marwa went hippy with studded flats and a headpiece, and Tina wore her current favorites, the relaxed trouser. (We’re all in love with this pant silhouette, because the cut is so comfortable and it makes any top look more polished.) We’d also pair the cardigan, buttoned up, with jeans and this antique-looking necklace.
Designer Jason Wu sends perfectly executed evening gowns and the most ladylike sportswear down the runway each season. In fact, he rose to fame with his inauguration gown for First Lady Michelle Obama, so he clearly knows how to keep it sophisticated. We were thrilled to hear that Wu will be presenting his Spring 2011 collection to Nordstrom Fashion Valley customers in a few weeks. Any San Diego-area readers interested in meeting the designer or stopping by for some dessert and champagne, send us your email and we will provide details.
This vintage black shirt is made of silk and perfect for even the hottest of days. Due to weather constraints, aka the ridiculous heat wave CA has been experiencing, we all paired the shirt with skirts. Marwa’s schoolgirl take involved a pleated skirt and snakeskin clogs, Tina went for neon colors and leopard print, and Hosna kept her look athletic with sneakers and a sweatshirt-material skirt. In cooler weather, we’d pair the shirt with slightly destroyed denim skinnies from ASOS, the UK retail giant that Americans can finally order online from! Seriously, this store has everything at any price point- how cute are these lace-up leather wedges and these heart suspender tights?