With Memorial Day approaching, what to wear this summer is on everyone's mind.
My inspiration comes from the new exhibit from the Met's Costume Institute: "Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations," about Italian design icons Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada.
I was in love with the show and its styles - from mixing masculine and feminine, to layering, to unusual textures - and it made me think about what everyone needs this summer to be chic.
A la Prada, a long or tea length skirt is a must-buy. By showing off less skin, let those boys' imaginations go wild at the beach or at the bar. Channel Schiaparelli by choosing a shrunken sweater - I love Ralph Lauren's.
Schiaparelli also loved the charm of a pretty woman in a dress, but gave the look an edge.
I say, this summer choose a gorgeous floral dress, but wear it with Keds or ballet flats instead of a heel.
And, last but not least, when in doubt, play with patterns like Prada, who's known for mixing prints.