Sometimes I see something new in fashion that speaks to me and I can't get it out of my head. Jason Wu did that to me this year with his runway looks from New York Fashion Week, specifically the ultra femme fatal flouncy black sheer skirt shown here. Paired with a nude top and tuxedo-esque accessories Wu created a powerful look that has captivated this girl.
Jason Wu Spring 2013
Immediately my mind starts to churn and my mission is clear: find an affordable alternative for my closet that is wearable in my everyday life. Each piece must be under $50 to fit in my budget. If you would like more information on my selections visit me at POLYVORE.
First things first, that skirt. Unless I have a date at the Met sometime soon I don't see myself getting much wear out of the full tulle concoction fabulousity that strutted down the runway earlier this month in NYC so i start digging for a worthy alternative. A touch of sheer, a bit of flounce and a dash of an asymmetrical cut and we are in business. All five of the choices below would be suitable for night or day here in NC.
Now I need a nude top to balance that skirt. The beauty of Wu's take is that the nude top doesn't just take an obedient backseat to the skirt, it stands on its own with eccentric crystal and beading delivering a punch. Rhinestones are probably a bit too formal for my look so I am going to use some softer texture to get the same effect. Lace, polka dots and some sparkle work well for my alternative.
The accessories are where I can really try to get the eccentricity of Wu's look in a more tamed down version. A Rhinestone collar, hat or jewelry adds the sparkle present in his top while suspenders and a bow tie inspired belt bring in the tuxedo flair. Add some black strappy sandals and you are looking good!
Do you think Jason Wu would approve???