In Top Rotation

by Leandra Medine
February 7, 2012
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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.
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08383140511912189736 Sara.Eshak

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

  • http://www.modelovers.com modelovers

    Really great collection! I love the necklace from Dannijo!

    Tanja

    http://www.modelovers.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17653529198002823834 GiGi Reed

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

    http://www.glamorsham.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16537311233064601114 E.
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12759545260010101486 The PvdH Journal

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

    Paola

    http://www.ThePvdHJournal.com

  • http://www.tinacious.me/ Tinacious.Me
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15901568084463124376 matchalattewardrobe

    Love the purple booties!

    http://matchalattewardrobe.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07754771070155843910 WearAbouts

    the necklace is superb and the silver boots?? stand out!!! <3
    Rory
    http://www.WearAboutsBlog.com
    CHICTOPIA

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05695254903533992167 Donna

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

    http://borrowedwardrobe.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09992993979200400606 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 ;)

    Xx

    http://murmureparis.wordpress.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11100004305694169593 nataliya

    love your rotation picks!

    nataliya
    sewniice.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16542317510022502031 Styling Black

    such great pieces… lovee!

    http://www.stylingblack.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04723426772567700605 Murmures de Penderie
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09022203116142439305 modern Suburbanites
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12186901125870069099 Sharon

    Great items!

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

    http://style-chameleon.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07013236322969861558 Nicole @ Giraffelegs

    Cat-eyed glasses are the shit.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11550324924900344449 pushups with polish

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14625802959152606446 anna

    tough decision about what pair of shoes I would choose!

    http://brandnewbyanna.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00249594611456435173 Daniela

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08551188095175987730 Fashion With Ellie

    LOVE ALL OF THESE ITEMS!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10418547238996143646 YoUngLiNgToN

    Je les veux, je les veux toutes !

    http://www.younglington.wordpress.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05115346814795723491 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.

    missredsocks.blogspot.com

  • http://www.the-habit.com 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! :)

    xx,
    Theresa

    The Habit

  • http://www.monmodegethooked.com 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! http://www.monmodegethooked.com/shop/valentines-day-special

    http://www.monmodegethooked.com
    @HookedOnMonMode

  • http://lavie-amonavis.blogspot.com Melissa

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16068572636867244753 Jess

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

    http://www.laceandfadedjeans.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18152385193630671857 Sofia Lascurain

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

    xx s
    http://www.my-philosophie.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00076142953049556670 Reptilia

    Love all this items!!

    http://www.justreptilia.com

    xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16288432619173575521 Creativity&Chocolate

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

    http://www.creativityandchocolate.blogspot.com

  • http://www.msdollydecorator.com MSDOLLYDECORATOR

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

    XX.

    ps, excellent mantra.

  • http://mstwirlyskirts.com 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…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10752431958258383973 Imani Love

    Because I want everything..

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01270928274656422504 Leira Zetroc

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

    http://thequietspaces.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07279516877124783976 Mackenzie

    Love the chanel bag!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10718475340263297480 Tara India

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

    http://myobsessiondujour.blogspot.com/

  • http://fashiondissection.wordpress.com Haley Buntrock

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06543664805312274372 Brandi, The Beatniq

    I love that necklace

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15191989499526879770 Holly

    Those booties! I die!

    Be sure to enter my giveaway if you haven't yet!: http://www.goeslightly.com/2012/01/good-natured-giveaway.html

  • http://anorexicescapades.com Bougiehippie

    the YSL shoes are IT!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05226243830970581304 monkeyshines ♥

    gorgeous shoes!

    Bises,
    monkeyshines
    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11701982951282476485 diana kang

    the purple shoes are unreal xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07650486939448955178 lucia m
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01321688876180838093 Ría
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12570872654773804597 Girlie Blogger

    Gorgeous jewelry. Like that necklace.

    http://www.thegirlieblog.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10431646916294089600 Kelly Malka

    you are the undeniable queen of layering. love it!

    http://whatthekittydraggedin.blogspot.com/

  • http://beancakes.wordpress.com/ kristina

    those purple boots are sick!
    xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16208102183812777303 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!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12347329353442093349 Michelle Lee
  • http://www.blogsoulfashion.com Simone

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

    http://www.blogsoulfashion.com

  • http://www.fashionsroom-bea.blogspot.com bea

    I love your blog!very pretty pics!I have a blog too .Check it out if you want http://www.fashionsroom-bea.blogspot.com and follow me back if you want!

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