Spring Style: Prim and Proper
For a decade, womenswear lines have been stealing from men’s closets (see the boyfriend jean, the slouchy blazer, the tasselled loafer). But judging by the explosion of pastels and demure hemlines at fashion parties lately, it’s time to dress like a lady again. Designers seem to agree: Kimberley Newport-Mimran’s Pink Tartan shop is full of pleated skirts, and Tanya Taylor’s collection is awash with hand-painted flowers. The key to keeping it all from looking tooth-achingly sweet? A punk twist like a chunky bangle or studded heels—Donna Reed by way of Debbie Harry.