Fine China Prints

They say inspiration can come from anywhere (films, books, music), but today’s trend is derived from an unlikely source: your dining table, and more specifically, your dishware! The striking cobalt blue and white prints spotted on the Valentino and Just Cavalli runways evoke classic Delft china from the Netherlands, featuring florals or farmhouse scenes that have been popular for centuries.

ChinaPrintsJust Cavalli S/S 13: Woven Printed Top ($435) and Printed Leather Shorts ($2020)

Fine China Print Pieces

Ruffian: Toile de Jouy Blazer ($995) The toile print on this blazer adds an element of charm to a polished sleeveless shell and slim trousers. Diane von Furstenberg: Floral-Print Leather Wallet ($160) The fine china obsession hasn’t escaped accessories. This bold printed wallet is an easy way to work the trend into your repertoire. Keds: Champion Floral Sneakers ($45) in White/Blue. The classic canvas sneaker gets updated with a floral print. Slip on this pair to liven up a t-shirt and skinny blue jeans.

A few Printed Inspirations

chinaprints-valentinoValentino F/W 13: Brushed Mohair Long Sleeved Embroidered Dress With Tulip Skirt ($3980)

chinaprints-SandraHagelstamOn Sandra Hagelstam:
Zara coat; Supermuse Queen of Hearts Blouse ($89); Alexander Wang shoes.

chinaprints-JessicaStein On Jessica Stein: Supermuse dress; Acne clutch; Topshop sandals.

Are you coveting china prints?

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Denim Vests Under $100

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The denim vest is a true transitional piece and the perfect lightweight layer for all of your casual tops and warm-weather dresses. Lucky for you, spending a fortune to get one is not a requirement. Here is an assortment of spring’s coolest denim vests, all under $100!

The Inspiration
Featuring a light wash and distressed detailing, the Denim Vest ($615, 609.317.1000) Cara Delevingne modeled at the Just Cavalli S/S 13 show is unquestionably cool. While its worn-in look is decidedly casual, the addition of the slim Alma Tadema Leopard Pants ($860, 877.551.7257) and nude peep-toe leather platform heels takes the vest from weekend-ready to stylish night out with the girls.

Shop The Look
Levi’s Trucker Vest ($68)
Levi’s has that perfectly worn-in wash down to a science, which explains why we love their Trucker Vest so much. Its vintage-y look would be the perfect complement to a breezy summer frock.

MangoDenim Gilet Vest ($40) in Light Denim Mango’s light-wash denim gilet has a clean and polished look you can easily dress up (pair it with a ruffled dress and platforms) or down (style it with a band tee and black skinnies).

BDG Cutoff Denim Vest ($59)
Frayed hems give this vest a bit of that I’m-with-the band nonchalance we adore. In other words: this should definitely be on your packing list for the upcoming summer music festivals.

BCBGeneration Cropped Denim Vest ($98)
We’re seeing so much white denim this season, and this vest by BCBGeneration offers a fresh way to try the look. Contrast the neutral hue with a bright blouse, or layer it over other white pieces for a monochromatic look.

American Eagle Denim Vest ($50)
The great thing about this American Eagle vest is that it’s fitted around the waist, so it really shows off your shape. The shrunken fit looks equally great with flowy silhouettes or over more body-conscious pieces.

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