RUNWAY TO RETAIL: GIVENCHY RESORT 2011, SHEER GENIUS!


As a cooler climate starts to roll in, so do visions of and yearnings for the proverbial palatial resort, complete with sun, sand, and all things grand…

While Givenchy’s Resort 2011 collection may not give you that classically warm, beachy, Lilly Pulitzer feeling, it does evoke something a bit more chic, a bit more, well, French. I particularly fell in love with head designer Riccardo Tisci‘s use of sheer materials and lace in this collection (my favorite emulation inspirations below) and it’s apparent that retailers have as well. That being said, come with me on a little brain-cation to the Isle of Affordability, chock-full of pieces to wear here and now… and where it’s always sale o’clock, somewhere.

1. Urban Outfitters Sparkle & Fade Sheer Maxi Skirt; $38
Kill two trends in one piece with Urban Outfitter’s sheer maxi skirt. It’s also a dead ringer of Givenchy’s version–for tenths of pennies on the dollar.

2. BCBGeneration Pleated Chiffon Skirt; $94 (With code FALLINTOFALL10)
Part flapper, all dark glamour. Offset this flouncy little number with a super-tight sweater and edgy heels.

3. American Apparel Nylon Spandex Mico-Mesh Long Sleeve Button-Up; $45
Layer this top and the aforementioned UO skirt under a silky, thick-belted black shift dress. Take a photo of yourself. Send it to Givenchy.

4. Victoria’s Secret Tie Waist Lace Tank; $20 (On clearance!)
Pair it with the BCBG skirt! Take a photo of yourself. Send it to Givenchy.

5. Nasty Gal Lace Cargo Skirt; $98
The perfect pretty little transition piece–not only seasonally, but from day to night. Wear as shown in the AM, then vamp it up in the wee hours with black from head to toe and structural gold accessories.
–NATALIE OPSITNICK
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One response to “RUNWAY TO RETAIL: GIVENCHY RESORT 2011, SHEER GENIUS!

  1. Very well written and money saving article, Natalie! 🙂 The sheer skirts were really cool! Thanks for doing all the “leg work” for me! Keep up your Great style! 🙂

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