How to Use Contrast to Your Advantage

model wearing TOVE dress

TOVE DRESS, goop, $645; LAURA LOMBARDI EARRINGS, goop, $128; LAURA LOMBARDI NECKLACE, goop, $280

Methods to Use Distinction to Your Benefit

In a current group assembly, dialog shifted towards our present style challenges: One editor lamented her lack of cover-ups. One other bemoaned the stack of lounge shorts she gathered in the course of the pandemic and now isnt certain what to do with. In these moments, we flip to senior stylist (and resident cool lady) Sarah Rose for sartorial knowledge.

“The phrase ‘opposites entice’ would not simply apply to relationship,” says Rose. “Incorporating contrasting components—whether or not you try this with shapes, textures, or equipment—is what makes an outfit fascinating.” She shared 5 methods to play up wardrobe juxtapositions.

BEST DRESSED

The important thing to conserving a reasonably gown from trying too saccharine is to pair it with offbeat equipment. Stacks of assertion rings and light-catching hyperlinks learn extra punk-rock than correct (bonus factors for layering them over a halter neckline), whereas chunky lace-ups floor the entire look.

ON MODEL:
ULLA JOHNSON DRESS, goop, $495.
OFF MODEL:
NATALIE MARTIN DRESS, goop, $373; G. LABEL FIENE YELLOW GOLD AND PAVÉ EAR CUFF, goop, $650; G. LABEL SYDNEY FLOATING-DIAMOND PINKIE RING, goop, $1,300; MARLO LAZ RING, goop, $1,500; MARLO LAZ NECKLACE, goop, $3,840; NATALIE MARTIN DRESS, goop, $280; MELISSA KAYE EAR CUFF, goop, $2,950; WOLF CIRCUS NECKLACE, goop, $240; A EMERY SANDALS, goop, $180.

Ulla Johnson Noelle Dress

Ulla Johnson Noelle Dress

  1. G. LABEL FIENE YELLOW GOLD AND PAVÉ EAR CUFF, goop, $650

  2. G. LABEL SYDNEY FLOATING-DIAMOND PINKIE RING, goop, $1,300;

  3. MARLO LAZ PINKY RING, goop, $1,500;

  4. NATALIE MARTIN DRESS, goop, $373;

  5. MARLO LAZ NECKLACE, goop, $3,840

  6. MELISSA KAYE EAR CUFF, goop, $2,950;

  7. WOLF CIRCUS NECKLACE, goop, $240;

  8. NATALIE MARTIN DRESS, goop, $280;

  9. A EMERY SANDALS, goop, $180

MATCH MAKER

Stretch your wardrobe (and your styling abilities) by combining materials and textures you usually would not—denim with sweats, silks with knits, crisp cotton poplin with the slinky boxers you wore to mattress. Consider it as closet Tetris: The target is to shift every part round till the items slot completely into place.

  1. G. Label Blau button-up top

    G. Label
    Blau button-up high
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  2. KULE shorts

    KULE
    shorts
    goop, $148

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  3. Hereu Sandals

    Hereu
    Sandals
    goop, $430

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  1. G. Label diaz utility jean jacket

    G. Label
    diaz utility jean jacket
    goop, $425

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  2. G. Label vaught sweatshorts

    G. Label
    vaught sweatshorts
    goop, $195

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  3. Birkenstock Sandals

    Birkenstock
    Sandals
    goop, $100

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  1. Ganni shirt

    Ganni
    shirt
    goop, $185

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  2. G. Label WAYNE BOXER SHORTS

    G. Label
    G. Label WAYNE BOXER SHORTS
    goop, $295

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  3. Emme Parsons Sandals

    Emme Parsons
    Sandals
    goop, $360

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ADULT SWIM

Outdated cover-ups not reducing it anymore? Step outdoors your caftan consolation zone with an enormous white button-up and breezy shorts you’ll be able to pull on post-swim or this matching linen set from Deiji Studios. We’re massive followers of the robelike high, the stonewashed softness—and the truth that it is secretly sleepwear.

ON MODEL:
DEIJI STUDIOS SET, goop, $281; EMME PARSONS SANDALS, goop, $430.
OFF MODEL:
DEIJI STUDIOS SET, goop, $220; EPHEMERA BIKINI TOP, goop, $175; EPHEMERA BIKINI BOTTOMS, goop, $80; NATALIE MARTIN DRESS, goop, $243; ALEX MILL SHIRT, goop, $135; TOTEME SHORTS, goop, $250; CULT GAIA TOTE, goop, $498.

DEIJI STUDIOS SET, goop, $281;

EMME PARSONS SANDALS, goop, $430

  1. DEIJI STUDIOS SET, goop, $220;

  2. EPHEMERA BIKINI TOP, goop, $175;

  3. EPHEMERA BIKINI BOTTOMS, goop, $80;

  4. NATALIE MARTIN DRESS, goop, $243;

  5. ALEX MILL SHIRT, goop, $135;

  6. TOTEME SHORTS, goop, $250;

  7. CULT GAIA TOTE, goop, $498

BRIGHT IDEA

In case your purpose is to drag off a monochrome second, it is best to maintain the remainder of your look low-key. Mood a terra-cotta minidress with easy drop earrings, group a cobalt bikini with an identical button-up (and little else), or fashion a tomato-red sundress with the sleekest sandals this aspect of Sorrento.

ULLA JOHNSON DRESS, goop, $395; TOVE DRESS, goop, $645; MATTEAU TUNIC, goop, $450; MATTEAU BIKINI TOP, goop, $135.

ULLA JOHNSON DRESS, goop, $395;

TOVE DRESS, goop, $645;

MATTEAU TUNIC, goop, $450;  MATTEAU BIKINI TOP, goop, $135

JEAN QUEEN

The MVP (most respected pants) of any closet.

Evening Out

Light black denim sometimes has giant “I am with the band” vitality. However set towards a preppy shirt, a sublime clutch, and a glittery cocktail ring, it is decidedly polished.

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    Eriness
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  2. Kosas lip oil

    Kosas
    lip oil
    goop, $22

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  3. G. Label skinner ruffle-trim top

    G. Label
    skinner ruffle-trim high
    goop, $375

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  4. B Sides Jeans

    B SIDES
    Denims
    goop, $185

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  5. Mansur Gavriel clutch

    Mansur Gavriel
    clutch
    goop, $595

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  6. Emme Parsons sandals

    Emme Parsons
    sandals
    goop, $395

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Subsequent Morning

Simple straight-legs plus a cool contrast-stitched high are all you’ll want to hit up your favourite brunch spot. Do not forget the shades (in case you resolve to take a seat outdoors) and a crossbody on your keys, card, cellphone, et. al.

  1. Ray-Ban sunglasses

    Ray-Ban
    sun shades
    goop, $178

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  2. Kosas Face oil

    Kosas
    face oil
    goop, $42

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  3. Ganni Top

    Ganni
    TOP
    goop, $295

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  4. AGOLDE Jeans

    AGOLDE
    Denims
    goop, $188

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  5. Hereu crossbody bag

    Hereu
    crossbody bag
    goop, $450

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  6. Birkenstock sandals

    Birkenstock
    sandals
    goop, $100

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