A lesson in layering: 3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2013 RTW

Photos via Vogue

Sometimes fashion makes no sense to me — take the hats at Oscar de la Renta, for example. Then there are collections that make complete and utter sense to me. This is one of them. 

Layering is something I'm a huge fan of, always have been always will be. There's just something about mixing textures and colors that makes me giddy, especially when it translates into things like preppy biker chick. Leathers, quilted jackets, half-tucked button downs, are just a few of my favorite aspects of this collection. Not to mention the crazy high sandal-boots and the pop of pink. To me it's not just about the clothes either — it's also about the styling. It's about the carefully picked pieces tucked and covered which kind of give off an "I don't give a shit" attitude. Then you realize that it all makes sense because Lim named this collection Sonomama or “as you are” in Japanese (which refers to the steadfast style of moto-racing enthusiasts[1]). It works so well... and maybe it's just me but there's something about dressing like you don't care that reeks of interestingness and confidence. Pair that with messy French-esque hair and chocolate colored lips (swoon) and you've got yourself something really good.

Also, let us not forget the color palette. As someone who wears a ton of black, there's something within this palette that screams at me. Maybe it's the navy and dark plum subbing in for the normal black or the comfortableness of the grey mixed with colors like bright pink and tans/burnt browns. Or maybe it's the fact that it all just looks comfortable and feminine without it being overpoweringly girly or too try-hard. And yes yes yes I know, the patches are a little much but honestly? If I could get away with wearing that, I soooo would. 

What do you guys think?


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