S/S 11 Fashion

The spring runways were truly inspiring for me, which is why I'm planning on really stepping outside of my comfort zone this season. My plan of action is simple: I will embrace bright colours and incorporate a few subtly ladylike pieces into my wardrobe. If you look in my closet right now, you'll find loads of neutrals-black, white, grey, and navy, to be specific-so I'm going to liven things up with vibrant bracelets, bright red pants, and bold lingerie. Of course, I'm not going to wear all of these things at the same time (that would be a bit much for me), but I will mimic the minimalist approach to colour seen at the Celine, Fendi, and Jil Sander shows. Additionally, I'm crazy about the downtown-lady trend I noticed at Nina Ricci and Valentino. Both fashion houses executed this look in a very cool way by pairing tough accents-studs, heavy eyeliner, and unfussy hair-with ruffled dresses and modest silhouettes. I'll interpret these runway looks by wearing edgy jewellery and chain-strap bags with my favourite silky blouses for an of-the-moment look. And did I mention I'm completely obsessed with Jenni Kayne's S/S 11 collection? From the sheer shirts to the classic, colourful separates to the adorable pointy-toe flats, I loved everything Kayne created. All in all, this season offers so many thrilling options-I can't wait to try them out!

1. Elizabeth and James Monroe Sunglasses ($225, available at Shopbop.com later this month)
2. Equipment One Pocket Signature Shirt ($228, available in select Bllomingdales stores) in Black
3. Valentino Garavani Jumbo Rockstud Flap Bag ($1845) in Ivory
4. ERES Olympe Bra ($320, 310.246.1008) in Bleu Ulysse and Aurore Panty ($165, 310.246.1008) in Bleu Ulysse
5. Satine Private Label Silk Pocket Skirt ($295, 323.655.2142) in Grey
6. Fendi S/S 11 Bracelets
Link Bracelet ($544, 212.759.4646) in Gold/Mustard
Three Layer Weaving Bracelet ($445, 212.759.4646) in Gold/Pink
One Layer Weaving Bracelet ($260, 212.759.4646) in Gold/Navy
7. Proenza Schouler Lizard-Embossed Leather Pumps ($595)
8. Textile Elizabeth and James Adler Pants ($195, available at select Saks Fifth Avenues stores in June) in Scarlet
9. Pamela Love Single Spike Ring ($300, available in April) in Rose Gold Vermeil