Milly by Michelle Smith Pre-Fall 2013 | ELLE
The key to rocking a black and white ensemble is to play with different textures, layers, and patterns, and all three elements were quite prevalent in the Milly by Michelle Smith Pre-Fall 2013 collection. Using a primarily black and white color palette (with a few pops of pink here and there) designer Michelle Smith created a super-trendy and chic pre-fall collection that was anything but one-note.
Want to see how you can get a runway-worthy outfit for less? Scroll on down to see three lower-priced versions of looks from Milly Pre-Fall 2013:
This first ensemble features a trendy dip-dyed skirt paired with a crisp black-and-white button up. The contrast between the polished blouse and flirty full skirt makes for a fun outfit that can be worn for day or night.
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We reinterpreted the Milly look into this stylish outfit that's ideal to wear in the summer heat. Start with an on-trend high-low skirt that has a similar dip-dyed look to the designer version. Pair the skirt with a sleeveless black and white colorblocked blouse. Studded sandals continue the trendy vibe, as do these mixed metal rings. For the finishing touch, accessorize with a pair of lightly tinted oversize sunglasses.
2. Polished Perfection
The black and white color scheme is timeless, and the above look captures that vibe perfectly. A black pencil skirt paired with a white top is classic and polished, while the open weave cardigan adds textural interest.
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Try out a similar look at your summer job or internship by pairing a basic black pencil skirt with a feminine lace blouse. Layer on a dark gray open knit sweater, then add a pair of patent peep-toe pumps. As far as accessories go, opt for timeless and elegant pieces, like this gold bangle watch and white stud earrings.
3. Edged Out
This color combination is such a fun one to rock on a night out, especially with an outfit like the one above. The dress has a feminine silhouette and a bold pattern, which is complemented perfectly with an edgy leather biker jacket.
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Recreate the ensemble by choosing a dress that incorporates the black and white palette, like this fit-and-flare frock from American Apparel. Add a faux leather moto jacket and a matching pair of ankle booties to give this nighttime-appropriate look an edgy vibe. Triangular gold earrings add a glam touch, while a grayish-purple nail polish adds the finishing touch.
What do you think of this collection? Are you a fan of Milly? 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!