March 15, 2012

the perfect dress with the perfect coat: it's Spring

Acne Spring Summer 2012

I think this is the weekend to break in a Spring dress. And because Spring isn't summer and one should ease into lighter wear gently (packing your scarves, gloves and awesome wool coats away for the season can be traumatic) by introducing yourself to a lovely dress with a lighter coat to shield you from a chilly breeze, sudden showers and cool evenings. The Acne full-skirt dress needs a coat or a parka (as pictured) to compliment it. No short jackets: you'll look like a brick in a skirt instead of a girl in a skirt. We do love the colors: blossoming lily bursting forth amongst the dried leaves. Very mother Earth. 

Douglas Hannant Spring Summer 2012

Douglas Hannant's powder blue knit dress with the slightly longer beautifully embroidered bouclé coat is one of my favorite ensembles for this season and flows off the body like water. 

Douglas Hannant detail 

Altuzarra Spring Summer 2012

A strong print silk dress can hold its own against a black leather coat (both by Altuzarra). Again, the coat is slightly longer than the dress and is chic rock n' roll. Instead of sandals, black Mary Janes or ankle boots transition your feet from Winter to Spring. Nobody wants cold feet.

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