In Top Rotation

Leandra Medine | February 7, 2012

Fuck yeah summer camp with heels! With fashion week looming eerily close over our shoulders I thought today an opportune time to plant a story that includes some ten of my favorite garments and accessories. My mantra remains: if it’s good, wear it til you have to clean it so figure this a building block to uphold that sentiment. And while yes, I may not own all–even any–of the things photographed below, this is the internet: where dreams are born, made, come true. Suspend disbelief and let’s tackle:

Starting with the foundation to virtually any good outfit: the perfect white tee. This one is Acne, with a three quarter length sleeve to save the area between your elbow and shoulder from the wrath of a cold front. Layer a denim shirt over your white shirt and figure if you can’t find a proper plaid scarf so a short sleeved hybrid thing will do. The utility sweater jacket cape at right hails from United Bamboo–here’s a similar one–and will likely present the kiss of cool to virtually any outfit. Virtually literally, moo ha ha. Diesel sateen jeans: no one does sateen anymore. It’s a good alternative to leather and gives the legs a complimentary jolt of illusion-skinny. Matthew Williamson’s blanket wrap skirt over your pants to a. give your legs more length, b. counter the Thakoon red and grey print, c. embrace general flyness. I’d opted to include a vintage satin Chanel purse because in its past life, it was probably worn so formally, it’s begging for a pair of metallic short heel boots. A DANNIJO necklace that doesn’t commit to a collar but still alludes to one and Aurelie Bidermann wrap bracelets to adorn both your arms. Re: Yves Saint Laurent’s wrap ankle platform pumps vs. Givenchy’s purple pony hair booties, this decision against Zanotti’s silver boots is ultimately up to you. Top it all with cat eye sunglasses because when we’re not in cat’s pajamas, we are just plain old cats shielding our eyes from sun, running around like headless freaks only we have heads.
  • Sara.Eshak

    am so going to have these items as a must have in my closet this summer 😉

  • modelovers

    Really great collection! I love the necklace from Dannijo!


  • GiGi Reed

    Oooh, I love those purple booties. The color is FAB!

  • E.
  • The PvdH Journal

    I would die for those YSL pumps (although that would make it pretty pointless then wouldn't it?)


  • Tinacious.Me
  • matchalattewardrobe

    Love the purple booties!

  • WearAbouts

    the necklace is superb and the silver boots?? stand out!!! <3

  • Donna

    Love it all! The snake bracelet is pretty sick though!

  • Clémence

    Love the selection!

    I have just bought a pair of trouser slightly shiny but not too much. And you're right, it gives slimer legs! Thanks little trousers!! It is definitely an alternative to leather trousers that looks very nice in magazine or on models but not that nice in real (at least for me!).

    Definitely a fan of the cat eyes, especially with a hipster look 😉


  • nataliya

    love your rotation picks!


  • Styling Black

    such great pieces… lovee!

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  • Sharon

    Great items!

    I can see you wearing all these things in a outfit and rock them hard :p

  • Nicole @ Giraffelegs

    Cat-eyed glasses are the shit.

  • pushups with polish

    every MR likes a bright purple bootie that cuts you right off at the ankle! xxo

  • anna

    tough decision about what pair of shoes I would choose!

  • Daniela

    All the clothes and accessories are gorgeous, the silver Zanotti boots win.

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  • YoUngLiNgToN

    Je les veux, je les veux toutes !

  • Miss Red Socks

    I totally agree with the denim shirt. You can wear it with everything, layer it endlessly and it just works. I just bought mine from H&M; in a slightly darker colour but I wear it every other day and I can't stop!!

    And the sunglasses? Awesome.

  • Theresa

    OMG, I need those Givenchy purple pony hair booties in my life!! Gorgeous! Great selection of pieces to mix/match, but those purple booties are killer!! My closet needs them! 🙂


    The Habit

  • MonMode

    Love the Chanel bag, love the beaded necklace, and love the stilettos!! The only thing missing is a MON MODE purse hook, on sale right now for Valentine's Day!

  • Melissa

    I'm loving all these picks, especially that plaid top and that cape coat

  • Jess

    love these picks…especially the sateen pants and Chanel purse. Have fun at Fashion Week. xx

  • Sofia Lascurain

    dying to see what are you going to wear on fashion week!!!!!! ♥

    xx s

  • Reptilia

    Love all this items!!


  • Creativity&Chocolate

    Amazing pieces! Especially love the checkered poncho, the grey sweater and those amazing white shoes!


    Fuck Ya!! This is amazing. How does Acne do so well I can easily (& willingly) ignore that ignominious name??


    ps, excellent mantra.

  • molliee

    I need these staples in my life now!

  • Anonymous

    I already got sateen jeans like these – they're not only stylish but also pretty comfortable! And I'll die for these YSL pumps! Wish I had better legs…

  • Imani Love

    Because I want everything..

  • Leira Zetroc

    I NEED those glasses! Been craving cat-eyes lately…

  • Mackenzie

    Love the chanel bag!

  • Tara India

    Those sunglasses are so chic, I want some! And the necklace is just calling to me… xox

  • Haley Buntrock

    I love all of these basics and not to mention they are great for layering.

  • Brandi, The Beatniq

    I love that necklace

  • Holly

    Those booties! I die!

    Be sure to enter my giveaway if you haven't yet!:

  • Bougiehippie

    the YSL shoes are IT!

  • monkeyshines ♥

    gorgeous shoes!


  • diana kang

    the purple shoes are unreal xx

  • lucia m
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  • Girlie Blogger

    Gorgeous jewelry. Like that necklace.

  • Kelly Malka

    you are the undeniable queen of layering. love it!

  • kristina

    those purple boots are sick!

  • Absolutely Mrs. K

    But you do own the other cape tartan thakoon vest! Have this one, and let me tell you it is perfect for in between seasons! It is not too heavy, keeps you warm and it is stylish! So I can imagine why it is perfect for you, layering all the way!

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  • Simone

    Great site, i also have a blog here in ITALY,

  • bea

    I love your blog!very pretty pics!I have a blog too .Check it out if you want and follow me back if you want!