Perfect Outfit: 5 Hot Picks For A Cool Cocktail Party

19 Sep

By: Kate Mulling

|   Photos by: Amanda Thomas

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Whether it’s a garden party at your fave gallery or a housewarming on the patio, you know you’ve got at least a few outdoor parties lined up in the next few weeks. So skip the worrying about what to wear and take a dressing lesson from today’s perfect outfit subject, Lily. A pretty patterned pencil skirt, an effortless semi-sheer blouse, and a few key accessories are absolute no-brainers and will keep you sailing in style all summer long for any festive occasion that may come your way.

Essential # 1: Sleeveless white blouse. Nothing feels as fresh for summer than a crisp white blouse, and this semi-sheer, sleeveless version is as good as it gets. Tuck it into your fave high-waisted shorts and jeans to dress up even your most low-key looks, or pair it with a printed pencil skirt to mimic this perfect outfit.
Alexander Wang T Rib Football Tank, $82, both available at Creatures of Comfort, available at Creatures of Comfort, 7971 Melrose Avenue (at Edinburgh Street); 323-655-7855.

Essential # 2: Patterned pencil skirt. Easy and elegant, without being a snooze-fest, a slim silhouette in an eye-catching print is a fail-proof piece for a warm-weather fête.
Fleurette Pencil Skirt, available at J. Crew, $59, 10250 Santa Monica Boulevard (at Avenue Of The Stars); 310-286-7595.

Essential #3: Wedge heel. This summer essential is the only shoe you’ll need to raise your style to new heights. We love a wedge with some substantial straps in black or nude for every occasion.
Slow And Steady Wins The Race heels, $115, available at Opening Ceremony, 451 North La Cienega Boulevard (at Rosewood Avenue); 310-652-1120.

Essential #4: Mismatched mani/pedi. While some think it’s ladylike to have coordinating nails and toes, we are all about the clash. Lily’s metallic pedicure and pastel pink nails are anything but matchy-matchy, just the way we like it.
Deborah Lippman My Romance Nail Polish, $16, available at Barneys NY, 9570 Wilshire Boulevard (at South Peck Drive); 310.276.4400.

Essential #5: Unfussy bracelets. Pare down your jewelry look with a strong metallic bracelet or two, like this petit Phillip Crangi railroad spike. It makes a killer statement and goes with everything.
Giles and Brother Skinny Railroad Spike Bracelet, $55, available at Barneys NY, 9570 Wilshire Boulevard (at South Peck Drive); 310.276.4400.

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Ann Taylor’s rich heritage dates to 1954, when founder Robert Liebeskind, the son of a dressmaker, opened his first shop. Back then, “Ann Taylor” represented a best-selling dress style that had been gifted to the storeowner by his father. The “Ann Taylor” design embodied the well-dressed woman, and the Ann Taylor legacy was born. By 1983, Ann Taylor had grown from a regional, primarily East Coast brand, to a national brand with 47 stores across the United States. Today, the Ann Taylor brand is represented by two brands with four channels of distribution: Ann Taylor Stores, LOFT, Ann Taylor Factory and LOFT Outlet. At the end of fiscal 2008, Ann Taylor operated 935 stores throughout the United States, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and generated nearly $2.2 billion in sales.

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Tretorn can take you from the woods to the city in Scandinavian inspired style. Our products are designed to celebrate a lifestyle largely enjoyed outdoors. Casually refined and stylishly understated. True to our Scandinavian roots, Tretorn is designed for the men, women and children in your life. Timeless and practical, these pieces allow you to celebrate time with your family.

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Today, with Stuart remaining as head designer and CEO/Founder, Stuart Weitzman Holdings LLC is one of the most recognized shoe manufacturers of high-fashion women’s shoes in the world. Stuart Weitzman shoes have waltzed their way into the pages of top magazines, movie screens and the red carpets of Hollywood. Women around the world can find his shoes – they are sold in more than 70 countries, with over 30 retail stores in the United States alone.

Stuart Weitzman embodies a playfully glamorous style. Stuart is dedicated to fusing fashion, fit and comfort and is frequently recognized for his creativity and use of unique materials, such as vinyl, lace and painted reptiles. His footwear designs often evoke a sense of fantasy with their whimsical flare of elegance

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