How to achieve effortless cool this Spring without looking like every other girl walking through Soho? It’s actually simpler than you might think. We’ve partnered with Moda Operandi to showcase four emerging designers from their fashion incubator, The Platform, to help you master uncomplicated yet sophisticated style.

The key is picking unique statement pieces to mix with classic staples you already have in your wardrobe. Sporting new designers means your look is just that – your own. We’ve styled four pieces, four ways to fit any occasion your Spring schedule might throw at you. Follow these easy styling tips for the best of both fashion worlds: uptown-polish -with-a-downtown edge.

1. Dinner with Your Boss

A working dinner requires equal parts professional and chic. Opt for a one-of-a-kind piece that provides outfit versatility and checks all your boxes for mix n’ matching.  A dress that stands on its own and can be easily layered will ensure that your outfit is working just as hard as you are. Throw it over a fine turtleneck and cinch your waist with a wide belt that feels office apropos yet fashionable. Finish the look with thigh-high boots, baring just the right amount of skin.

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CAROLINA SANTO DOMINGO

Amphora Mini Leather Bag

$765



MARKARIAN

Gemini Satin Dress

$1,750



DOROTHEE SCHUMACHER

Decorated Mixtures Wide Belt

$300



SERGIO ROSSI

Virginia Suede Over-the-Knee Boots

$1,495



RICK OWENS

Ribbed Wool Top

$565



JENNIFER FISHER

2.5" Gold-Plated Hoop Earrings

$295


2. Art-Gallery Opening  

Hit First Fridays in form with that statement top you’ve been waiting to wear all season. Give a strapless style some love by wearing it over a classic button down in a neutral shade (think white and light blue). It’s an unexpected pairing that looks finished, not funky. The trick is keeping the rest of your look super simple with your favorite skinny jeans and a sleek neutral mule. Add a touch of attitude with statement earrings.

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REBECCA DE RAVENEL

Metal Petal Flower Earrings

$415



LAKE STUDIO

Strapless Tie Top

$535



MICHINO PARIS

Phedra Snakeskin Clutch

$995



TIBI

Satin Poplin Detachable Corset Shirt

$375



STUART WEITZMAN

Mira Leather Point-Toe Mules

$450



KHAITE

Vanessa High-Rise Skinny Jeans

$340


3. Weekend Brunch 

For when athleisure is just not an option, throw a dress over jeans. Yes, you read that right. Don’t shy away from this trend – it’s surprisingly easy to get the look. The key is starting with a wrap dress; the loose silhouette provides movement (so you don’t feel bottom-heavy) and shows a little bit of denim-clad leg. Pick a straight skinny jean and a standout shoe to complete the look. Accessories are easy – an on-trend bucket bag and cateye sunnies are easy yet pulled together.

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ATTICO

Gina Bejeweled Slippers

$565



MARKARIAN

Jane Wrap Gown

$1,850



KHAITE

Vanessa High-Rise Skinny Jeans

$340



GARRETT LEIGHT

Del Rey 50 Cat-Eye Acetate Sunglasses

$340



SIMON MILLER

Pony Skin Bonsai 30cm

$850


SARAH MAGID JEWELRY

Rhodium-Plated Droplet Cuff

$170


4. Big Night Out 

Your party dress deserves a new lease on life!! Let that frock free and be bold enough to wear sequins all year long. If styled correctly by adding in a white tee, layering on an oversized jean jacket, and then throwing a curveball with white sneakers, this look is so unexpected, but also so amazing. If you want to amp it up, throw on a pair of minimal heels – your pieces should dress down the glam just a touch, but still, let you shine.

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MARK CROSS

Nicole Chevron Enamel Bag

$2,495



MARKARIAN

M'O Exclusive Paillette Mini Wrap Dress

$2,995



VEJA

V10 White Leather Sneakers

$140



ATM

White Scoop Neck Tank Top

$75



VANRYCKE

Coachella 18K Rose Gold Single Earring

$830



KHAITE

Cate Oversized Denim Jacket

$580


 

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