Preparing your wardrobe doesn’t always mean shopping for a multitude of new trendy pieces. Sometimes, it can simply mean finding exciting ways to make the most of what you already have or adding a few practical yet fun pieces for added contrasts. Fans of functional yet sexy styles will find the IRO spring summer 2012 collection a great starting point for new options. The French label has opted for practicality and a few retro touches for creating exciting style alternatives for the days to come.
With basic pieces that are perfect for the season to come along and the transition days between the two seasons, the collection features a multitude of interesting pieces that were not necessarily reflected in the mainstream trends but that sure remind us of the trends that made the last seasons so distinguishable. Acid washed jeans are a fabulous piece that meets these criteria and the subtle vintage vibe that many of the outfits receive because of it can be surprisingly alluring.
For those who like animal prints yet find it difficult to put up with all the conspicuousness that they bring, the brand has a simple yet effective solution as it features black and white prints that are not only easy to combine with other types of pieces but that also give that fun vibe to an outfit without complex touches like layering or textural details that can be hard to combine. Simple tees, denim shorts, biker jackets and versatile cardigans are just a few of the pieces that become instant must haves for the months to come.
Like the outfits themselves, the accessory choices are quite balanced and tend to be focused mostly on the practical side, being used for functional purposes. The spacious black handbag and the fringed black sandals are two magnificent pieces that manage to fulfill these roles without any compromise. Effortless chicness with a simple touch proves to be a fab recipe for the brand once again as it provides many stylish outfit ideas worth stealing.
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