When we were little girls, it was so exciting to put on our new spring dresses every Easter. Not much has changed! And why should it? No matter the age, Easter brunch is a prime opportunity to whip out our warm-weather finery and put some effort into our outfits. Here, three of my favorite looks for this year’s celebration of rebirth.
1. Pastel Belle: Pastels have transcended their image; they are now for the edgy, as well as the girly. Flaunt a subversive blend of innocent colors with Marni’s mint-green skater sheath and Jil Sander’s patent-leather clutch (the pairing is so matchy, it’s rebellious!) and inject a youthful twist with wildly floral-print pumps by Nicholas Kirkwood.
Marni Pleated Sheath Dress
On My Theresa for $945.
Jil Sander Patent-Leather Clutch
On Net-a-Porter for $750.
Nicholas Kirkwood Bird of Paradise Platform Pump
At Bergdorf Goodman for $695.
2. Here Comes the Sun: Put a femme-fatale spin on fashion’s most cheerful color. Yellow looks both sultry and perky, thanks to this silk-chiffon and crepe body-skimmer by Hakaan. Don’t be shy with your accessories – you’ve gotten their attention, you might as well keep it. Inject a bold print with Giuseppe Zanotti’s sexy, striped pumps and Charlotte Olympia’s seashell clutch – her black suede is anything but boring.
Hakaan Efua Piped Silk-Chiffon and Crepe Dress
On Net-a-Porter for $1,430.
Giuseppe Zanotti Striped Canvas Platform Sandal
At Bergdorf Goodman for $750.
Charlotte Olympia Suede Shell Clutch
On Net-a-Porter for $545.
3. The Lady Who Brunches: No lady can go wrong with some Oscar de la Renta in her life. Set the sophisticated tone for brunch with his crocheted silk dress, a confection of coral and ivory, and push it over the edge with Valentino’s red-hot peep-toe pump. Finally, finish it off simply with a nude clutch, courtesy of Victoria Beckham.
Oscar de la Renta Crocheted Silk Dress
On Net-a-Porter for $2,390.
Valentino Rockstud Platform Pump
At Bergdorf Goodman for $895.
Victoria Beckham Leather Clutch with Chain Accents
On My Theresa for $955.