What to Wear, How to Wear It: Tibi's Red Silk-faille Skirt

How to wear a romantic, red silk skirt? Coming right up. First, it's time to check out the inspiration, courtesy of Tibi. Meet the 'what-to-wear' portion of the equation:

1 Tibi Silk-faille Skirt

What to wear is one thing, figuring out how to wear it is something entirely different. Here's a way to wear this bright red skirt whether it's date night, time for cocktails, or whatever you want to play around in as the sun goes down...


source: 1. Tibi Silk-faille Skirt (www.net-a-porter.com), 2. L'Agence Fine-knit Bandeau Top (www.theoutnet.com), 3. Luxury Rebel Peep Toe Platform Sandals (www.bloomingdales.com), 4. Michael Kors Love Twist Bracelet (www.cusp.com)

That's just one take on how to wear the Tibi red silk, uber-romantic skirt. You can shop all the picks that pull together the above look right here, or keep going with other favorites that made their way onto the virtual shelves of the StyleShaker Closet:


Have something hanging in your closet and in need of a little styling inspiration yourself? Check out how to get your hands on your very own Weekly Lookbook here, problem solved...

There's plenty more where that came from. See more on what to wear, how to wear it, and where to shop right here.

HTW | Get the BCBG Max Azria Resort '13 Runway Look in 4 Steps

I love a good runway look to use as a little inspiration for 'how to wear' the latest trends in fashion. I can pull from collections of Fashion Past, or in this case, the most recent round of Resort picks that hit for 2013, to re-create a look that came directly from the mind of some of our most creative fashion minds out there, in this case, Max Azria and BCBG.

It starts with some maxi dress/blazer inspiration. Here's the hero-shot of the Resort '13 runway look:

source: www.style.com

Now on to the details. How to get the look, and where to buy all the little goodies along the way. I boil it down for you in the shop-by-number montage:

1. Juicy Couture Easy Summer Silk Maxi Dress (shop online: www.bloomingdales.com)  2. Sass & Bide A Matter Of Fact Jacket (shop online: www.us.asos.com)  3. BCBGMAXAZRIA Two-Way Sequin Oversized Clutch (shop online: www.6pm.com)  4. POLLINI Platform sandals (shop online: www.yoox.com)

The loose maxi dress works back to a pulled together blazer to create this soft/tough contrast that I have a habit of being drawn towards in fashion. The interplay between masculine and feminine is a personal love of mine, but evidently, based on BCBG Max Azria's Resort 2013 collection, I'm not alone. I'm in really, no really really, good company. The rest of the look comes together in a few simple steps that throw in a couple of essential accessories from a pair of Pollini platform sandals with a blue streak, to an oversized bronze clutch to keep the metallic hues in the fashion picture.

All in all, an easy look that works well for day (sans jacket, and sub in some lower sandals) and night. You've gotta love a little versatility right?

See more about what to wear from the runway, how to wear it, and where to get the look here.

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What To Wear | Get 10 Crosby Derek Lam’s Spring 2012 Runway Look, For Less. Round 2

The question: what to wear? The answer: mixed stripes in a look inspired by 10 Crosby Derek Lam's Spring 2012 runway collection. It's all about how to get the runway look for less, and it starts with me using the runway as a catalog. Speaking of that, here's the look:

(source: www.style.com)

I love the color and the slightly kamikaze use of stripes on this one. Somehow, when you think the combination would never work, Derek Lam pulls off just the opposite, and it all coordinates in it's own, original way. Now, it's time to find this look, months after the collection was sent down the catwalk, and for a lot less than what you would have spent when it first hit the floors in the stores and the web:

1. 10 Crosby Derek Lam Shirt - Multi Stripe (shop online: www.bloomingdales.com)  2. 10 Crosby Derek Lam Straight Leg Cuffed Combo Pants (shop online: www.shopbop.com)  3. Christian Louboutin Summerissima Platform Sandals (shop online: www.mytheresa.com)

The multi-stripe top is still out there, for now, and marked down with the rest of Spring merch. The pants are following suit, and above are the links for you to shop. I will say, knowing after about a decade in luxury retail that it's all about timing, I wouldn't wait around on these picks. They will sell out sooner than later. Again, it's all about knowing when to look and taking the opportunity to get the designer runway look for a little, or a lot in this case, less.

I threw in a perfect platform sandal that just happens to be completely on-point with the color-blocking trend, and also happens to be from Louboutin. If you're not all about throwing down on a pair of 'Loubie's,' (neither am I, but I do love them for the inspiration element), shop more sandal picks that will fit into the ensemble and budget here.

My fellow retailers are most likely cringing while reading this, if they'd ever read something like this to begin with, and for that, I am in no way sorry. It is what it is and I happen to love finding these picks at a more reasonable price, and then sharing my finds with you.

See more runway looks to get your hands on for less, more what to wear picks, how to wear them, reviews of my shopping picks, and the list goes on here.