Isabel Marant showed one of my favorite ways to wear it in her Grady Striped Cotton Jersey Dress. On the runway, it was worn by Anna Selezneva in a mini dress style with a strip of mesh hanging from the front as an underlayer, giving sporty a totally new and sexy definition. It was accessorized with Gava Cotton Raffia and Leather Pumps ($820) and bedhead hair. I will always have a love for classic preppy dressing and it gets no better than a rugby-inspired dress, but I love the subtle accents that make Marant’s different including the slightly off-center button placket, the back’s pleated detail and the canvas trim at the waist. I also love that she dressed it up on the runway, which prompted my thoughts on how to recreate the look.
Naturally, a dress of this persuasion lends itself to informal accessories like Converse perhaps and a messenger bag, but I think it will look just as great on a 65-degree summer night when you’re heading out. Here is how to accessorize it below.
There is something about a fedora that is so sexy, yet laidback and Eugenia Kim’s Max Straw Fedora ($315) will continue the relaxed nature of the dress. Having just bought a new black clutch this past Friday, I love discovering black handbags with cool detailing and Cynthia Rowley’s Charlotte Shoulder Clutch ($220) will add a bit of edge to the ensemble as well as being your new black clutch for the season. Christian Louboutin’s Zipito 120 Suede Ankle Boots ($995) are gorgeous and will elevate the whole look, as well as serving as your new go-to heel.
*Image courtesy of GoRunway.com.