Fashion can sometimes seem full of compromises: it’s common to sacrifice comfort for elegance, to give up versatility in favor of strong focal points and so on. However, it doesn’t always have to be so and the latest Zadig & Voltaire spring/summer 2012 lookbook is here to convince us that one can truly have it all: comfort, versatility and elegant touches blended together into fabulous outfits that will make you feel and look polished without too much effort.

Versatile pieces combined with a modern perspective in mind can produce spectacular effects in terms of style and this simple principle is superbly reflected in outfits that are at the border between casual and elegant. Denim pieces, versatile blazers, gorgeous slim fitting dresses and a few gold touches can go a long way in creating interest and step out of the routine without investing in many, fabulous yet hard to mix and match pieces to be able to stand out.

The prevalence of seasonal prints can become slightly overwhelming especially since it’s extremely easy to fall into the trap of thinking that these and bold tones are the only options to draw attention on you and be trendy at the same time. Geometric vibes, edgy motifs like skulls and a few glittery touches can create much of the same effects and can still help you avoid feeling overexposed if you prefer not to be on the spotlight at all times.

Feminine yet versatile, glamorous yet functional and utterly gorgeous, the outfits included in the spring/summer Zadig & Voltaire are sure to be a useful source of insights for those who are looking to keep a healthy balance between pieces that can be easily combined and ones that are destined to be remembered. Highlight your best features by turning to tried and tested style rules you’ll benefit from for more than one season.

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