Runway to Realway. Cooler Colors, Hotter Looks

June 18, 2009 • Runway/Realway


Jenn Scott for Second City Style Magazine

The Spring 2009 runway collections are quite covetable. This season
has produced so many lovely looks to sport during the warm months of
the year, that I almost forget how much I miss fall.

After a run of bright, structured and bold looks, the runway has
calmed but not cooled off. Interesting necklines, dresses and classic
color palettes have all claimed their hold on the summer months. The
focus has now shifted to classic, clean and simple beauty.

One of the most classic looks of all time — black and white — is popping up all over the runway from Paris to New York and London to Milan. Oscar de la Renta has a way of creating classics, and this ruffled, light fabric dress is no different.

There are so many different ways you can wear the versatile combo of black and white
— stripes, plaid, polka dots, ombre, and the list could go on. Even
though it may seem meek in comparison to previous brights that have
dominated the runway this year, don’t overlook the understated elegance
of an ever-winning combo. Keep in mind that adding any black/white
combo to your wardrobe will always be something you can pull out and
wear. It is an iconic style, and although it can be toyed with by
mixing fabrics and patterns or changing hemlines and necklines, this
classic will always be a dependable beauty. If you are looking for ways
to stay on budget and update your summer wardrobe, this look is a sure

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