Fashion designer Carolina Herrera is known for her classy, ladylike designs. While going through my archive of photos from New York Fashion Week, I came across her sumptuous winter collection from 2014. I couldn’t help but think of Jackie Kennedy during her years in the White House. The looks are reminiscent of the simple and classic lines created for that famous first lady by Oleg Cassini, and her hats by Halston. Ms.Herrara’s runway show covered the gamut from day suits and dresses, to outerwear and glamorous evening attire–all in one collection! There is quite a bit of inspiration to be taken from the dramatic, yet wearable pieces that came down the catwalk. They could easily be open to interpretation for the average person by pinpointing key elements of the designs. Take a look at my slideshow below and then get your winter chic ready by finding similar items with a similar look and feel.
- Cropped jackets
- Unusual necklines and shoulder treatments
- Longer skirt length
- Monochromatic ensembles
- Use of fur embellishment
- Whimsical hats
- Colorful almost patriotic prints for winter
- Jewel embellished evening gowns
- Shades of red
- Belted coats
One thing is for sure—you cannot go wrong with a monochromatic look for winter. Such as the turtleneck worn with the beautifully-crafted overcoat and slacks with round sunglasses to finish it off. Even though all the colors are the same, our eye sees the variations in textures, lengths and fabrication.
The fur pullover is one of my favorites, and yet another illustration of shades of gray all working together for a unified effect.Now that you have some inspiration, why not see what you can find to create some chic winter magic of your own at Goodwill?