In the natural world, stripes are the opposite of camouflage. In the style world, sequins are just as conspicuous. Combined, they add up to a glinty, graphic trend that’s a fierce alternative to timid spring florals. Here, Malin Akerman gives a master class in how to pull off this vibrant look, turning heads without dizzying the senses. The star stepped out to celebrate her cover for Ocean Drive in a shimmery, striped Tracy Reese dress and purple Brian Atwood pumps. To keep everything looking sharp and linear, Akerman went easy on the accessories (and on the eyes). Follow her example, and take a tasteful walk on the wild side.
With two different stones in contrasting settings, this Alexis Bittar gemstone cocktail ring inspires a second (and maybe even a third) glance.
Attico’s Sabrina Mini Allover Paillette Dress is the equivalent of a happy spring rainbow.
Lancôme’s Juicy Shaker Pigment Infused Lip Oil in Berry Tale provides the perfect pop of fuchsia color.
Against the Grain
These rose gold Rice earrings by Ted Muehling add a cool vertical element to any striped look.
With a riot of colored glitter on the outside and a tasteful canvas interior, this Jimmy Choo Milla clutch has the flash of an evening piece and the soul of a wallet.
These Christian Louboutin Iriza pumps have a sculpted instep and velvety plum hue that walk the line between gorgeous and … even more gorgeous.
By Liana Schaffner | Originally published in Watch! Magazine, April 2017.
Photo Credit: Aaron Davidson/Getty Images (Malin Akerman).
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