Alice Yim New York: Chiffon and Lace

Alice Yim remains one of my favourite New York designers.  She recently celebrated the two-year anniversary of her namesake label at a rooftop bar in Manhattan, a super stylish event (naturally!) and an opportunity for me to thank Alice for designing clothes that are fabulous to look at and that I feel wonderful wearing.

This outfit from Alice’s spring summer collection - the Sparrow skirt in sapphire blue and the Sierra top in onyx – is a delightful combination of sheer lace and floaty chiffon layers.  It’s an outfit I want to dance and sing in (evidenced by the photoshoot, yes Lydia Hudgens can probably confirm I was a little loopy this day…)

The Sierra top is a gorgeous off the shoulder lace design, falling just at the right place on the waist to go with high-rise styles (I wore it with some high-waisted skinny jeans and high heels too and loved the look).  The bustier underneath is an old style from Reiss – there is a challenge to find the perfect under garment for this top but I think lace/sheer is super glamorous when done right. Just remember that less is more Blog Reader, less is more.

Photos: The awesomeness that is Lydia Hudgens.

I have half an eye on this outfit for dancing in Charleston, where I am heading this weekend.  I wanted to ask – what do you wear to go dancing in, Blog Reader?

My trusty Zara basic sandals come out again to complete this outfit.

Stay tuned for a feature on Alice Yim’s autumn winter collection, coming soon.

Wearing: Zara sandals; Sparrow skirt and Sierra top from Alice Yim; Reiss bustier (just seen).

*May I suggest you browse some of my Friday Lingerie features for ideas, Blog Reader?



  1. says

    I love it! So flirty and fun! That blue is a really brilliant shade. I love how you showcase such a vast array of designers and brands on your blog.

  2. says

    I have this problem where I often invent items of clothing I want that actually don’t exist. My most recent mental creation was a mid-length sapphire coloured skirt that I was sure I would never be able to find… And now you’re wearing it! This is fashion kismet at its finest, I think it proves that Alice Yim’s designs and I were meant to be together. The same can certainly be said for you; you wear them beautifully and I must admit, I quite enjoy the “loopiness” of these photos. You look like you’re having fun!

  3. rosalovesdc says

    OMG, this outfit is simple for so chic and just perfect for the summer weather. And those shoes, fabulous!

  4. says

    Love your Zara heels, I have the black pair they have been a trusty staple all summer long. Comfortable enough to wear all day x

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