For a look that signals, “anything goes,” draw inspiration from the best of each era: 50s mesh hat, 60s puff shoulder blouse, 70s disco stretch pant, 80s rockstar chic… Shown here are Isabel Marant top, $384 and black lace stretch pants by Diane Von Furstenberg, $286, both at Rexer-Parkes. DIY heels w/chain and peep toe, $90, Aldo.
Looking for the perfect any-affair gown? Make a statement by choosing a traditional dress that’s been updated with a modern edge like this black Badgley Mischka halter dress w/split bust and beaded neck and waist, $880, Rexer-Parkes. This stunner will not only take you from black tie optional to red carpet formal, it will come to your rescue for many seasons to come.
Anyone can wear a tux, but to keep from looking like a waiter, it takes a well-structured cut and a sense of style. For gentlemen who don’t take themselves too seriously, but still like to dress in a classic, elegant way, this is the best of all worlds. Midnight blue crepe tux, $2995, is a fresh spin on the traditional black. Velvet bow tie and pocket square, $375, paired with skull and crossbones cummerbund, $375, are gestures of a man who isn’t afraid to get hip. Shown here with wing collar formal shirt, $450. All Victor Talbots.
This season navy is making waves in formalwear. Not sure how formal the event on your schedule is? A bold, one-shoulder dress can complement his suit or tux (and he’ll love the bare shoulder). A long, drapey dress line suits any shape, and of course, a killer pair of shoes is a must. Here, navy Amsale one-shoulder dress, $330, Rexer-Parkes, is paired with Dolce Vita sequin heels, $90, Nordstrom.
Did we say navy? For the event that isn’t quite formal, but isn’t quite casual, this is your dress. Blue rouched Diane Von Furstenberg mini dress w/black lace hem, $385, worn with Wendy Mink crystal chain necklace, $175, both Rexer Parkes. Paired with white fishnets for unexpected haut-chic and platinum lace BP heels, $70, Nordstrom.
Color is an asset. Ditch the black and go with a navy tone on tone suit, $2895, blue and yellow striped shirt, $595, and gold paisley tie and pocket square, $395. This is an ensemble she’ll love and your pals will respect. All at Victor Talbots.
A man who wants to keep his cool in the best of denim should know what to do with his top half—it’s all about the quality of the garment. Black silk/cord dinner jacket, $4695, and couture wing collar formal shirt, $895, are shown with a white pocket square with black velvet trim and polka dots. Jack of Spades blue jeans, $175. All at Victor Talbots.
Going to a house party? Dinner at that posh restaurant lounge? Vegas? Pair this Tibi sequin mini dress, $429, Rexer Parkes, with Burberry patent booties, $695, Nordstrom, over white shimmer tights for a look that is fun, flirty and oh so fashionable.
PHOTOGRAPHY: TRACEY ELIZABETH, http://www.TRACEYELIZABETH.COM /
LAYOUT & DESIGN: LAURA VARRONE /
MAKEUP: MATHEW ANTHONY
LADIES CLOTHING: REXER-PARKES, http://www.REXER-PARKES.COM /
MEN’S CLOTHING: VICTOR TALBOTS, http://www.VICTORTALBOTS.COM
VIDEO: ONPOINT & INNOV8IVE, http://www.ONNIN.COM