It seems like there has never been a better time to check Vera Wang’s Lavender Label, which the designer extraordinaire dubbed as being recession-proof. I’m still saving up for a few pieces from the line and am using its Fall 2009 collection as inspiration in the meantime.
I often shy away from wearing fancy dresses for non-work related daytime occasions for fear of looking overly dressed up. The Lavender Label combo pictured here reminded me that dresses during the day is a totally feasible look. All you have to do it toughen up the look with a jacket and pair of motorcycle boots (or riding boots if buckles and other hardware are not for you.)
When choosing a jacket, resist the temptation to put on an ultra feminine blazer with ruffles or other delicate details. No, this look calls for something more androgynous, more along the lines of a boyfriend blazer or simple tailored jacket with minimal accents. Lastly, top off the ensemble with a chunky statement necklace.
For more Vera Wang duds at relatively affordable prices, head over to Kohl’s, which carries her other line, Simply Vera.