In last week's post I talked about a fashion event I went to as a part of LA Fashion Week with a fellow style blogger at the Jil Sander Navy boutique store in Beverly Hills. I was excited to be a part of this event, and it was a really great experience. The boutique had several models standing in the middle of the store wearing various pieces of the Spring/Summer '15 collection for Jil Sander Navy.
For those of you who haven't heard of Jil Sander, Jil Sander is a minimalist German fashion designer that has been around for a while, and the pieces in their collection are always simple yet super chic and edgy! Granted, the pieces in the Jil Sander collection are rather expensive, and they recently launched the Jil Sander Navy brand, with a supposed more affordable collection while still preserving the minimalist feel of the original brand.
Granted, even with this being a more "affordable" line, the pieces still range between 150-1000... which, on my poor graduate student budget, is impossible.
BUT! That didn't stop me from getting inspiration for outfits and attempt to find similar pieces at a more affordable price, from say, Forever 21 or other cheaper stores.
Here are some photos from the event! We started the night off with some champagne while the models stood and showed off the clothing, and we were able to peruse the store with the awesome collection!
I absolutely adored this simple navy blue dress with the orange/coral accent pockets! It was such a cute touch! I really loved the combination of navy and orange throughout the collection!
This crazy cat print was so cute! There were sweaters with this cool crazy cat print, and I fell in love! But the sweater was about $500. Way too much, but so adorable! There are other printed sweaters out there that you can find at a much more affordable price!
I loved this dress! The navy and orange stripe geometric print was super pretty! I would totally wear this to a conference, a business meeting, or even a casual yet classy night out with friends!
Geometric floral prints were AMAZING and scattered throughout the collection!
I fell in love with the handbags in the collection! They are all so simple and chic, but again, super expensive! I really fell in love with this small black bag, that looked like an envelope! It was adorable and I could totally see myself using it every day!
And here is a shot of me with my blogger gal pal Samira, from www.stylemesamira.com who invited me to go to the event with her! I had a blast!
Here are some "cheaper" pieces I found inspired by the Jil Sander Navy collection!
Dino My Gosh dress from Chiffon Bohemian Dress
ModCloth $49.99 Rosegal.com, $15
I definitely am going to incorporate more navy and orange pieces into my outfits in the coming season! Love it! I can totally see myself incorporating similar geometric prints and colors in my outfits to wear to lab!
What are you thinking of wearing this coming spring? Do you have any special inspiration?
Let me know in the comments below!