All the way from Pasadena, with only a dream and a lot of raw talent, the Mulleavy sisters took the New York fashion world by storm with their cerebral and fresh design aesthetic. Their garments and accessories have been worn by everyone, from Mary-Kate Olsen to Cate Blanchette. A distinctive blend of Old World techniques and of-the-moment silhouettes is what sets Rodarte apart.
Command attention in daring dresses, silk skirts, and more wow-factor investments.
Simple ensembles are anything but when you add a eye-catching pair of shoes. And you’ll have a hard time resisting these bold-faced designer names: Choose from stacked metallic pumps by Sergio Rossi, glossy wingtip oxfords by Jil Sander, sexy leather booties by Nina Ricci, and futuristic strappy heels by Rodarte.
Flattering fits and rich hues infuse this crop of sophisticated frocks.
“Being overdressed is very chic to me,” says Gilt City assistant editor Janell Hickman, who regularly turns to the 50s and 60s for inspiration. That era’s elegant, ladylike charm is back this season, thanks to accessories like ankle-strap pumps, offering instant polish. “I look for the right heel height—something in the middle that is sexy, but not scary,” she says, “and wear them with something that showcases that strap.” A midi skirt or a pair of cropped cigarette pants will do the trick. Get inspired by Janell’s personal style, then shop the sale for a perfect pair of ankle straps of your own.