First Dibs: Ellery SS 2016 Look 21

Boxy, bell-shaped, and frilled, the above look from Ellery’s Spring/Summer ’16 collection strikes a bold silhouette. It’s the way that different pieces work in harmony that sets this look apart; though the pieces that compose the look (a cropped white top,a leather jacket with narrow cuffed wrists, bell-shaped silk pants) should not work, the mixed-media monochrome makes an impression. Chunky-soled sandals ground an outfit that’s filled with lightness—the jacket and pants seem to slightly lift away from the model’s body. In theory, so many bulky pieces should overwhelm her slight frame; in reality, she looks ready for lift-off.

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