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Fall 2010: Richard Chai

Richard Chai Love[s] armwarmers, slouchy knits, long skirts and tiny tees and that really, really rocks my socks.

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Kinda commercial, yes. [Come on, designers have to eat.] But stylish, everyday wearable and fun to mix and match. Some clever girls throw similar looks together through the now favorite pastime of "thrifting" and by layering old with new. I know that some think that only tall women can pull these nineties grunge-inspired and baggy looks off, but I don't think so. Just keep the tops and dresses well above the knee when layered over long slouchy trousers or skirts and don't let the floor length stuff actually hit the floor - keep at ankle length or above the ankles. To keep a slim line, don't go baggy all over. I'd pair an oversized jacket with slim pant or short skirt over tights, and a baggy skirt or trousers with form-fitting shirt layered under a small tee.

And in the words of Meryl Streep's Miranda Priestly (cause I do like that movie character ever so much*), "That is all."

*Yes, I do know that the character was inspired by a certain Vogue editor who showed up at the movie premiere of The Devil Wears Prada wearing (bien sûr!) Prada. And just 'cause I'm all talkative today, I'll also share that I didn't like the book even a quarter as much as I liked the movie. That is all.

{Richard Chai @ style.com}

Posted on February 12, 2010 |

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