Runway Looks for Less: Alice + Olivia Resort 2014

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Alice + Olivia Resort 2014 | ELLE

If you're looking for ensembles that are both girly and sophisticated, than Alice + Olivia Resort 2014 is the collection to look at for this style combination.

This season, creative director Stacey Bendet combined the whimsical factor that A + O is known for with a bit of a more grown-up twist! From tweed and lace to florals and polka dots, Alice + Olivia’s 2014 resort collection exudes a put-together flirtiness that will leave everyone with closet envy.

Are you loving the demure girliness of this collection, but want to save up those hard-earned bucks from that summer job? Keep reading for three lower-priced outfitsinspired by looks straight from A + O’s resort collection!

1. Lace and Florals

Aliceolivia resort 2014 rtw look 1

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By pairing a long-sleeved top with a skirt, this fab yet airy outfit is perfect for a summer night. Floral prints are on-trend in the warmer months of the year, and this casual top is balanced with a chic lace skirt. In addition, the navy blue hue of the skirt serves as a stylish alternative to the typical black.

Get the Look:

Alice+olivia resort 2014 rtw outfit 1

Product Info: Top- Dorothy Perkins, Skirt- JCPenney, Shoes- Forever 21, Eyeshadow (in "Charcoal Smoke")- ULTA, Eye Liner (in "Jet Black")- ULTA

To recreate this first outfit, start with an ever-trendy skater skirt and a floral long-sleeve top. In this case, the navy color of the lace skirt picks up on the blue detailing on the top. Add a pair of pointed-toe flats, then finish the look with a smoky eye and side braid - just like the model!

2. Red, White, and (Navy) Blue

Aliceolivia resort 2014 rtw look 2

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In this look, the classic combination of white and navy blue is jazzed up with pops of red. The bold doses of crimson add pizzazz to an otherwise neutral outfit, while the shorts suit keeps things modern and on-trend. We also think the pairing looks pretty patriotic, which is perfect for the Fourth of July!

Get the Look:

Alice+olivia resort 2014 rtw outfit 2

Product Info: Top- Aritzia, Shorts- Forever 21, Blazer- Forever 21, Shoes- Forever 21, Necklace- Topshop, Bun Holder- Windsor

For a similar look, grab a pair of white shorts and a relaxed white blazer. Combine these coordinates with a navy polka dot blouse and a pair of woven red flats. Accessorize with a red statement necklace and a flowered bun holder in a similar crimson hue. We think this look would be great for a casual work setting or a fun night out on the town!

3. Pleated Love

Aliceolivia resort 2014 rtw look 3

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To be honest, pleats can sometimes seem a little severe - definitely not what a budding fashionista wants her look to emit! However, in this A + O outfit, severe is not one of the words that come to mind. The pleated, flowy skirt looks ultra stylish with a cream top, while the navy sunhat adds to the chic and summery vibe.

Get the Look:

Alice+olivia resort 2014 rtw outfit 3

Product Info: Top- Forever 21, Skirt- Dorothy Perkins, Hat- Free People, Shoes- Zappos, Finishing Powder- Nasty Gal

Get inspired by the above outfit by pairing a mid-length pleated skirt with a cream top that has delicate lace detailing. Choose a pair of pointed floral pumps and a floppy navy hat to keep the summer sun out of your eyes. Finish the look with a bit of bronzer to mimic the model’s sunkissed cheeks.

Your Thoughts?

What did you think of this collection? Are you inspired by these amazing looks from Alice + Olivia? Which of these is your favorite? Would you wear any of them? Remember to let me know your thoughts in the comments below, along with designers you’d like to see featured in upcoming weeks!

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