Header Affirmation 2 – STYLIST ADVICE
Header Affirmation 2 – STYLIST ADVICE

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Sharon Haver, Fashion Expert & Style Mentor

  • Balenciaga Wear It Now! The New Summer Suit- Resort 2013 Highlights for a spin on Business Chic

    The Summer Suit… still relaxed yet sleek from Balenciaga Resort 2013

    Just in time for the first scorching hot days of summer here in NYC comes the perfect refresher course on attainable chic from the Resort 2013 collections.

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    Day three of our look at extracting the trends from next season for now has our attention on Balenciaga’s directional outing.

    Full of ultra-smart, forever chic options with a real-world appeal, Nicolas Ghesquiere worked the working-girl ease of his stellar Fall 2012 collection into an airy and distinctively re-appropriated series of desirable looks.

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    Amidst the selection of references were a mix of smart separates like this natty suit in a rich paper bag brown hue. While its pointed curved lapel bears a nod to Thierry Mugler, Ghesquiere’s crisp update reflects the needs of today without forgoing the need for a polished sensibility when trying to put your best foot forward, in & out of the office.

    >>Resort Highlights from the 2013 Collections

    When looking for the ultimate suit to refresh your summer work wardrobe consider its unadorned surfaces, classic silhouette and alternative hue an instant year-round staple and closet constant in the making that you can wear many a ways. While paired with a bustier in the prettiest shade of blue (something we may not suggest), the looks styling only goes to prove how utterly versatile this outfit is.

    We can also imagine it with accessories of all sort from statement making jewelry to blouses and knits of all ilk to being cinched at the waist with a sturdy belt.

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    And while Balenciaga may not be accessible for everyone, there’s no reason you can’t take note from the easy sophistication that the look radiates while bringing an entirely new meaning to the term ‘casual Friday.’ Take full advantage of the style notes offered here as the only effort it’ll take is to keep it restrained -if you want to.

    Since your working with a khaki suit the options on which direction you can go are about as endless as a blank canvas. So what are you waiting for, khaki suiting never looked so fresh!

    Find that perfect summer suit like this one from Balenciaga:

    • Look for a shape that boasts a lean, elegant fit with a thigh length jacket
    • Avoid bells and whistles, the major caveat is this suits simplicity – a la single button…
    • Less is more as per usual with a classic suit, skip over wrought design elements and challenging volumes
    • Keep your options on the polished side
    • Remember, the best suits may have a conservative yield yet boast a sense of ease on the wear and superior versatility – Naveed Hussain

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    Photo: Balenciaga

    Published on June 22, 2012

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