It’s hard to believe that fashion designer and Project Runway winner Christian Siriano only launched his label in 2010. His Spring/Summer 2012 collection was full of wearable pieces in cheery popsicle hues, fresh white and sprinkles of neutral shades like camel and beige. With summer now in full swing, we break down some of our favourite looks from Christian’s collection and share ways to get the look without spending a fortune.
Why we love it: A flatting shape, we love a maxi skirt for the summer and this rich coral is the perfect hue.
Takeaway: Take a cue from this outfit and try a monochromatic look, by matching a striped shirt to your skirt. Pair with a similar-coloured belt and you’re done. Try: Zipper Striped Tee, $16 from Joe Fresh.
Why we love it: For summer, we are loving a crisp white dress, especially when paired with neon accessories.
Takeaway: Accessories can make or break an outfit! Splurge on the main dress and then save with on-trend accessories at places like H&M, Topshop and Forever21. Try: Patent Skinny Stud Belt, $20 from Topshop.
Why we love it: This cheery and bright maxi skirt with pleats is the showstopper, and looks effortless when paired with a casual tee.
Takeaway: Balance brights with pastel or neutral hues. An all neon look can be overwhelming, so pick one piece as the standout. Try: Jardin Maxi Skirt, $144 from J.Crew.
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[Photos courtesy Christian Siriano]