1 Vest, 3 Ways
By Eileen Conlan
"This is about as sleek and ladylike as menswear gets. The pink is for personality."
—KATHRYN FLOYD, MARKET DIRECTOR
Photo Credit: Taghi Naderzad
3. Kathryn Floyd, MARKET DIRECTOR
THE LOOK: Modern classic
HER CONCEPT: "Everything structured and minimal, punctuated with one bright, unexpected color."
ON THE VEST: "This menswear classic has been tweaked love the sweet short sleeve and is now modern and feminine. It's perfect for fall layering."
GOOD FOR: Standing apart from the crowd at work or for showing your true colors on a date. "Hot pink adds personality to the traditional pencil skirt," explains Kathryn.
GO-WITHS: "The tank works. Sometimes just a peek of a bold black-and-white graphic print is more palatable than the whole thing."
THE DETAILS: Another daring take on a classic: "The peep-toe slingback is the now-trendy bootie in 3-D!" Tough jewels are a win-win: "A big men's watch on a girl makes her look strong and even sexier."
HAIR AND MAKEUP: "In my book, makeup shouldn't distract from the clothes. Mascara, a rosy cheek, and straight hair does it."
KATHRYN'S STYLE TIPS
- Always wear one standout piece and mix with simple staples.
- Don't mess with a good thing: Accessorize with a light touch.
- Color should be the element of surprise.
On model: Vest, $990, MaxMara; top, $322, Alexander Wang; skirt, $1175, Thakoon; booties, $865, Manolo Blahnik for Rachel Roy; necklace, $159, Vice & Vanity; bracelet, price upon request, Colette Malouf; watch, $5900, Bulgari. On Kathryn: Top, $495, 3.1 Phillip Lim; shoes, $660, Christian Louboutin; her own J Brand jeans, jewelry, and Cartier watch.