Vera Wang Lavender Della Sandal Black Leather - Jildor Shoes, Since 1949
- 325.00 USD
by Ida Hsiang
A lot of our favorite celebs and style icons have been talking about mixing their fave high-end statement pieces with more lower-priced items and while this is a great idea and gives any look an air of luxury, it's hard for us mere mortals to mix in a different thousand dollar piece into every one of our outfits. But that doesn't mean we can't partake in this way of dress ourselves. The trick is to look for high-end designer staples that can be mix-n-matched with a plethora of different ensembles and that will stay in fashion for years to come. Here our some of our high-end staples that are worth the investment and how to wear them, plus take a look at our slideshow to see some face picks and where to get them!The Designer Scarf - Think iconic. Look for a scarf that is warm and durable, but that is also immediately recognizable as well. Burberry plaid, Gucci or Louis Vuitton monograms and others immediately let others know that it's a high quality item, but are also versatile enough to pair with classic looks or casual styles. Wrap it around your neck and add instant luxe.Leather Bag - There's a lot of cute bags out there, but look for a high quality leather bag in a classic silhouette like a satchel or messenger bag. It makes toting your essentials around in style a cinch and is a bag that can be used with everything. Opt for a medium or large size for practicality, as well as a solid color like black or camel so that the look is timeless and extremely versatile.Blazer - A designer blazer costs, but the structured, flattering fit is worth it. Look for a length that hits at high hip as extra short or long styles come and go through the seasons. Black, beige or pinstripe options are classic and go with almost anything from flowy dresses to jeans and a tee!Short Black Boots - A high quality shoe is always worth the splurge. It's better for your feet, much more comfortable and definitely durable. While pop colors are fun, every season has a new 'it' color, but black stays as a versatile staple. A short ankle boot matches just as many looks as a pump, but gives an added touch of edginess.Cashmere Sweater - It's warm, soft and not as chunky as wool versions, making it a great layering piece or a flattering sweater when worn on it's own. Pair it with leggings or dark jeans, or for even more style cred, try thigh high socks and shorts!
by Ida Hsiang
Vera Wang has long been known for her beautiful and extravagant bridal designs that are once elegant and traditional, but still modern. But even if one was lucky enough to don a Vera Wang bridal gown at some point in life, how often would you be able to wear the creation? With Vera Wangs' new 2011 Resort collection that she debuted at New York Fashion Week, we now have ways to wear a Wang piece during everyday life. With surprisingly edgy designs, one could imagine wearing the new resort collection at a luxurious get-away of leisurely shopping days and nighttime soirees. Draped cocktail dresses, asymmetrical lines and luxurious knits and silks were featured in taupe and greys punched up with saturated purples, golds and a shiny green silk floral pattern. Balancing the fine line between menswear inspired separates and feminine silhouettes, the entire collection stayed cohesive with Vera Wang's signature style of elegant and intricate details that were at once classy and right on trend. Click on the slideshow to see some of our favorite pieces from Vera Wangs' Resort 2011 collection!