Alice + Olivia Pre-Fall 2013 RTW | ELLE
Alice + Olivia is well-known for its feminine and flirty designs, but for the line’s pre-fall 2013 collection, designer Stacey Bendet edged things up a bit. From the dark color palette to touches of leather and menswear-inspired pieces, this collection is the perfect mix of fun and edgy.
Want to snag a similar look for less? Simply scroll down to see three budget-friendly interpretations of outfits from Alice + Olivia Pre-Fall 2013:
1. Edgy LBD
A lacy LBD is given an edgy twist when styled with a pair of knee-high boots. We love the contrast between the flirty full skirt and tough leather footwear – it’s a pairing that could work for day or night.
Get the Look:
Recreate this runway ensemble with a lace-adorned LBD. Knee-high boots create a cool contrast with the skater shape of the dress, while the chunky heel adds a comfy boost of height. Continue the edgy vibe by accessorizing with several mixed metal rings, then complement the jewelry by painting your nails a deep plum shade.
For the finishing touch, style your hair into some cute milkmaid braids, just like the ones the model is wearing in the A+O photos.
2. Lots of Lace
Lace instantly creates a dressy vibe, and the above outfit is no exception. The neutral colors create a sophisticated look, while the ankle booties keep things fun and modern.
Get the Look:
Rock a similar outfit on a night out by pairing a lace overlay blouse with a tiered lace skirt. Add a pair of black ankle boots – we love trendy the ankle strap on this pair – and grab a matching clutch. Accessorize with a statement necklace, which mimics the Peter Pan collar in the original designer look. Line your eyes with some liquid liner to complete this nighttime-appropriate ensemble.
3. Menswear-Inspired Chic
Menswear-inspired outfits are on-trend for fall, and this A+O look perfectly balances feminine and masculine elements. A sheer bow blouse is paired with a knit sweater, while leather trousers toughen up this polished ensemble.
Get the Look:
For this final designer-inspired ensemble, start by layering a sleeveless sweater over a sheer bow blouse. Add a pair of faux leather pants, as well as some sleek wedged booties. Glam up this outfit by accessorizing with a pair of fringe statement earrings. Lastly, apply a bold red lip stain to achieve a similar makeup look as the model.
What do you think of this collection? Are you a fan of Alice + Olivia? Which look is your favorite? Would you wear any of these outfits? Which designers would you like to see featured here next? Remember to leave a comment below and let me know what you think!