best dressed: cleo wade

    a step-by-step guide to breezy dressing.

    by · July 24, 2014

    photo courtesy of emporio armani

    Here’s the thing about breezy dressing: It looks easygoing and casual, but in reality, it takes a certain skill set and a lot of sweat to master. Luckily, we’ve got the Cleo Wades of the world to show us how it’s done. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

    Step 1: Go with the natural look.

    Rock your sun-kissed locks exactly as nature intended. If you have curly tresses like Cleo, run a light pomade through damp hair for a frizz-free, damage-free air dry. Same goes for makeup. Keep it simple with a neutral color palette and under no circumstances should you stifle your natural glow.

    Step 2: Play with proportions.

    Create a lengthening silhouette with a full shoulder, cinched waist, and long bell bottoms. Consider it a modern day take on the classic Japanese kimono.

    Step 3: Add some color play.

    Balance cool, pale colors with vibrant color accented accessories.

    Step 4: Be easygoing and have fun!

    The New York artist and stylist rocked this look at The Standard East Village for a music-filled Emporio Armani and Standard Sounds event. She caught our eye while bopping along to beats by DJs Nightmare on Wax and Ewan Pearson—because let’s face it, a best dressed outfit means nothing without the right attitude.

    Get Cleo’s look here:

    MUST: ASOS Liquorish Neon Rainbow Multi Gem Necklace, $68.59

    TRUST: J Brand Love Story Low Rise Bell Bottom, $139.99

    LUST: Rabens Saloner Bet Kimono, $310

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