Crazy for Chloe (Fall 2009 Ready to Wear Collection)

September 11, 2009 by  
Filed under Off the Runway

Chloe 2009 Fall 2009 Ready to Wear Collection, Photo: Marcio Madeira

Chloe 2009 Fall 2009 Ready to Wear Collection, Photo: Marcio Madeira

Chloe–the French label always at the pinnacle of style and luxury while constantly reinventing itself and pushing the boundaries.

The outfit to the left is gorgeous, but you’re probably saying to yourself “How can I make this high fashion look wearable for my everyday life?” The answer lies in finding pieces that have a similar color palette to the Chloe outfit but with slightly tamer lines. For example, choose a blazer and top whose colors mimic the navy and light pink used by Chloe–but also have less ruffles and frills and a more form-fitting silhouette.

Think about what makes the outfit what it is. To me, what stands out the most is the combination of gold and navy, so I would definitely look for a gold belt to wear with the blazer. Adding a belt over a blazer is not something I’ve ever really experimented with, but since structure is always big in the fall, I think now is the perfect time to do so.

This post got me thinking about whether all couture is truly wearable for us common folk. After sleeping on this question, I’m ruling that yes, it is. Maybe not in its exact original form, but it is always possible to borrow an element from the runway that you love, modify it to suit your style/body shape/preferences and you’re good to go. After all, fashion is about imagination and creativity.

Matty M 'Goddess' Silk Top ($88, Nordstrom) Voile Women's Military Velvet Blazer ($19.99,

Women's Metallic 1.5-cm Faux Leather Belt ($13.99,

Allison Daley Flat-Front Pants ($28, Dillards) Naughty Monkey Hide Out ($95,
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