January 2, 2012

Double Take

I'm a gal who tends to stick to what I know. Classic silhouettes, clean lines, preppy touches. But when I came across this tough-meets-fem look, it was love at first sight. Flowing fabrics and a ladylike draping come head to head with a tough as nails jacket and accessories. This look would be perfection once the weather warms up a bit more.

Here's how to re-create it on a blow out or on a budget:

Silk Shirt: Splurge | Save
Pleated Maxi Skirt: Splurge | Save
Studded Leather Belt: Splurge | Save
Leather Jacket: Splurge | Save

How amazing is that Valentino shirt? Even beyond this look, the possibilities would be endless with that beauty! Which splurges and saves do you prefer?

Victoria shares her love of all things food, interiors, design and style on her lifestyle blog, vmac+cheese. And, remember to look for her Double Take column here on Young Sophisticates!


  1. I love this look! The mix of feminine classics with edgy details is right more or less my signature, so this is right up my alley!

  2. I love in juxtaposition in fashion and in design, it highlights things so much better. This look is beautiful, I would live to rock it myself. Great post Victoria!

  3. OMG this is SO my bag right now, Victoria! I'm telling you, after you read Parisian Chic you will be all about this too. Fantastic!

  4. I love this! I'm write there with Erika! I recently purchased Parisian Chic and this is perfect!

  5. That Pierre Balmain motorcycle jacket is amazing, but the Ann Taylor one does look similar.