by Katarzyna Tarabula
1. Sheer Mesh Skirts
Want the perfect day-to-night outfit? Sheer mesh skirts combined with basic t-shirts create modern, sexy looks without being provocative. No need to accessorize these ensembles thanks to the details and sheer fabric of the skirts (unless you want to go for a 90s Moschino-inspired look). For a date or a night out, pair these skirts with heels or peep-toe ankle boots. Something more casual? D’orsay flats are a perfect match.
Julien David Metallic Detail Mesh Skirt; €438,13; farfetch.com | Revolve Jolee Long Sleeve Tee; $110; revolveclothing.com | McQ – Alexander McQueen Cinch Belt; $190; shopbop.com | Fendi Metallic-Leather Shoulder Bag; €610,00; mytheresa.com | Gianvito Rossi Vamp Suede Peep-Toe Ankle Boots; €540,00; mytheresa.com
2. Jacquard Sweater
Move over minimalist pieces–jacquards and brocades rule this season’s runways. Embellishments and precious fabrics are no longer just reserved for the night. An oversized jacquard sweater paired with skinny jeans or leggings is perfect for any occasion. If you want a total baroque-inspired look, wear it with decorative smoking slippers.
Dolce & Gabbana Jacquard Sweater; €1.150,00; mytheresa.com | Mulberry The Bayswater Textured-Leather Bag; $1,850; net-a-porter.com | David Lerner Basic Coated Leggings; $121; shopbop.com | Dolce & Gabbana Bellucci Brocade Ballerinas; €545,00; mytheresa.com
3. Embellished Sweatshirt
From loungewear to out-on-the-town nightwear, sweatshirts have undeniably shifted into high fashion. Beautifully embellished couture hoodies and sweatshirts paired with shiny skirts or leather pants make perfect outfits for your nights out. The choices are endless, but if you’re not a fan of sport trends, go for a basic sweatshirt in gray or black, bypassing the crazy pop art prints. An embellished sweatshirt is an investment piece because you can wear it with anything—literally! It looks as good with jeans and sneakers as it does with an A-line skirt and heels.
Markus Lupfer Anna Graphic Lara Lip Cotton Jersey Sweatshirt; £176.00; markuslupfer.com | Thakoon Tulip Skirt; €639,75; farfetch.com | Jimmy Choo Sweetie Clutch; €410,57; farfetch.com | Opening Ceremony Margot Boots; $515; shopbop.com
4. Wool-Felt Peplum Blazer
The essence of haute couture goes beyond the luxurious fabrics and embellishments—it’s all about the tailoring! Designing a structured garment with a perfect fit is truly an art form. This soft wool-felt peplum blazer exemplifies a modern classic with an architectural couture twist. It works well with a pencil skirt, skinny pants, and pointed toe pumps, making it perfectly suited for work or business meetings.
Antonio Berardi Wool-Felt Peplum Blazer; $2,585; net-a-porter.com | Saint Laurent Monogram Tote; €1.549,18; farfetch.com | BLK DNM Skinny Jeans 22; $198; shopbop.com | Valentino New Plain Patent-Leather Pumps; €450,00; mytheresa.com
5. Feather Trim Jacket
Feathers add a couture touch to everyday clothing. However, there’s a trick to wearing them. Details are the best way to incorporate the trend into your wardrobe. A black and white feather-trimmed jacket is a universal piece with a guaranteed show-stopping effect. In order to avoid excess, keep the rest simple. Black is always a good idea, especially in the company of decorative garments. The look completely transforms from day to night, depending on the shoes you choose. Fortunately, you can never go wrong with a pair of classic black stilettos.
Milly Feather Trim Jacket; $795; revolveclothing.com | T by Alexander Wang Asymmetrical Crepe Top; €339,00; mytheresa.com | Genetic Jeans Phoenix Side Quilted Panel Skinny; $276; bloomingdales.com | Charlotte Olympia Kinky Box Clutch; €915,00; mytheresa.com | Steve by Steve Madden Rykie Ankle Strap High Heel; $109; bloomingdales.com