I attempted to play around with layers the last couple of years, but I prefer the ease of pieces that stand on their own. If patterned pairings comes together that's great, but it's normally because I happened to hang two pieces next to each other in the closet and realized the colors work.
I feel more comfortable letting one piece shine, and accenting with classic accessories like the look Alexa Chung is sporting above. I'm really lusting after those shoes.
My style as of late has been about minimalist, easy pieces made from natural fabrics. This hasn't been the easiest thing to find in stores, but this little skirt has all the right elements. The casual shape, sharp black trim, and silk fabric make for a very attractive package. Madewell, $88
I put myself on a high end nail polish ban for a while, but succumbed to a Dior one last week, and now the tranquil shades of Chanel's L'ete Papillon De Chanel collection are enticing me. Do I want the shimmering turquoise Azure or the electric blue of Bel-Argus? Chanel, $27