While the Spring 2014 runways are dishing out compelling new trends to try (tea-length skirts! peekaboo lace! oversized jewels!), I've also been looking off-runway for inspiration on what to wear this very minute. I rounded up my favorite looks of fashion show-goers in New York, London, Milan and Paris and compiled a wishlist of wardrobe-revolutionizing pieces I'd like to own. It includes the cozy Acne sweater, above, and the Alexander Wang structured pencil skirt to go with (or this one by Tibi).
Also on my list is a white lace skirt that I will most definitely wear with a simple grey sweatshirt. So easy. So chic.
More skirts! Printed ones have the power to pull together an entire outfit. I'm swooning over the floral Christopher Kane skirt, above, and also eyeing this leopard print Whistles and this printed fur Topshop.
A slouchy V-neck sweater is the perfect foil to a deeply feminine A-line skirt. J.Crew makes the best ones in grey and cream that are currently 25% off. And how excellent are those rich burgundy ankle boots? Yes, please! Love these Brian Atwood booties and these everyday ones by Rag & Bone.
The imminent chill requires a bold chunky-knit sweater or two. And the louder, the better. I like these guys from Tibi (similar to above), Proenza Schouler, and Tory Burch. I'm also smitten with the chunky but not so brash Theory knit.