There’s something so comforting about classic way pairings, like sweaters and skirts, or a white tee and jeans. But instead of fashion on the standard fare for fall, drum up volatility with runway-inspired combos you wouldn’t think to try.
Surprising, yes, but unbearable, they are not. From floral maxis and busters to tees and Camas, read on to discover out how to pull off seven unexpected pairings. Seamlessly meld two seasons with one look a shrunken jacquard sweater and coat vest offers a nice juxtaposition upon a summery floral midi skirt.
1. Bustier + Floral Gown
Give your breezy, Boho-inspired maxi a sexy spin with a racy cut-out bustier.
2. Color-Block Turtleneck + One-Shoulder Jumpsuit
Instead of sticking with an unbiased layer, dare to stand out in a statement-making orange color.
3. Sporty Pullover + Feathery Skirt
Ground an otherwise too-fancy feather-embellished Mini skirt with a sporty neoprene sweatshirt. If pink and red is too sweet for your experience, pick a neutral slate gray.
4. Metallic Pleated Dress + Wide-Leg Trousers
For a night out, break out your best metallics. But eschew your black opaque tights in favor of smart, wide-leg pants to provide your festive look a surprisingly cool menswear vibe.
5. Long Sleeve Tee + Lace Cami
To tastefully make bedroom dressing into public, nix accidental skin exposure by layering a simple white tee under a slinky, lace-trimmed camisole.
6. Pajama Set + Shaggy Stole
Give a pajama set a luxe touch with an oversize fur stole. Belt it at the waist to give the illusion of a vest.