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Sophisticated Schoolgirl: How To Rock The Plaid Mini

Screen Shot 2014-08-10 at 11.17.36 AM Plaid skirts can be chic, not childish. Inspired by Yves St Laurent Runway for Fall 2014 and the highly anticipated upcoming adaptation of ‘Outlander’ I’m teetering on the verge of tartan mania. Wear the sophisticated Scottish miniskirt with a wafting white box top or prim button up, Tall (but not too tall) boots, and a touch of androgyny for contrast. Your balancing details might include a chunky, menswear inspired timepiece or a sensible (if sensationally luxurious) structured handbag. When rocking the plaid mini, DO  mix and match plaid on plaid, and wear bold back glasses to hipster up your “school girl” vibe. DON’T wear over the knee socks- too Halloween- but below calf socks are preppy pretty.  I took 3 runway looks and created trendy yet timeless ready to wear ensembles guaranteed to score top marks in the school of life. 

INSPIRATION

1. Charles Anastase

Charles Anastase  

2. Balmain

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3. Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs

 

REALITY

1. School House Haute

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Bernadette Red Plaid Mini Skirt $29, MANGO Pebbled Bucket Bag $40, Otto New York Solid Gigi Top $282, Nine West May Jane Pumps $89

 

2. Academia Azure

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House of Holland Skirt $370, Topshop Crop Top $16, French Connection Blazer $69, Alexander McQueen Grey Loafers $645

3. Epic Emerald

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Jil Sanders Skirt $580, Gingham Plaid Crop Top $42, Cecilia Oxford Booties $259, Teen Vogue Glasses

     

Weekly Pull: Clover Cray For Fall 2014

cctop Stylehaus just received our first shipment of Clover Canyon’s Crazy Creative Fall 2014 Collection and we may faint in ecstasy. Check out these 3 Clover Canyon ensembles and prepare to get fabulously fresh for Fall 2014.

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Lana Del Rey isn’t the only fan of exotic embellishments! Brash and buoyant tiger lily embellishments and high contrast pop prints are pushing into Fall. Designers like Duro Olowu, Carven, Dior, and Dries Van Noten sent out models wearing patterns straight out of the Amazon. These natural accents are a far cry from your mother’s pastel floral. For Fall, it’s all about BIG and BOLD- with high contrast, meticulously jagged lines, and ultra saturated colors. You could just work one major pattern, but why not go for a full on head to toe homage to the soon to be dear departed rainforests?

We love this Clover Canyon James Joyce Neoprene Top & Skirt Set.

2. Haute Highlander

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90’s are back back and beyond back so obviously we’re brining back Clueless era plaid. Celebs like Selena Gomez and Katy Perry have been recently sited sporting the perfect plaid ensemble.

We paired these Clover Canyon tartan menswear pants with a black velvet Lauren Stucky tank top and Safi Miran handbag for an amazingly polished take on the haute highlander look.

3. The Psychedelic Girl Next Door

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The psychedelic patterns Clover Canyon is known for manage to be both crisp and complex, with heavily saturated colors accenting geometric patterns and lean, languid swirls.

Fall 2014’s Donegal Neoprene Top is an ideal example of innovation on another plane, particularly paired with Genetic Denim Lost Boy Shorts and Sparkly Ebony Supra Kicks.