Dries at Night

I’ve been waiting for just the right time to start wearing the Dries van Noten pieces I began coveting when I laid eyes upon them on the runway months back.  The warm(er) nights in LA this past weekend provided just the excuse I needed.

On the runway, there were even more prints and patterns.  Here, I’m only wearing two.  When paired with jeans, these two pieces seem pretty straight-laced.  (Remember, oh, I don’t know, six months ago, when pairing a floral with a plaid would have seemed unquestionably wrong?)  With contrasting plaids and prints on the bottom, they’re groundbreaking.

But that’ll come.  For now, I loved dipping my toe in the proverbial Dries pond.  And, as the only coat I brought with me, this plaid number proved surprisingly versatile.  Let’s just say that I really started mixing things up with the old pattern plays as our trip wore on (and my surprisingly wimpy former New England self needed layers to weather the LA “winter”).

More on that tomorrow.

Meanwhile, see how my bag and shoes really made their mark, anchoring pieces that already had a lot going on?  Round one of my challenge, a success, if I do say so myself.  What do you think?

Blouse: Dries van Noten (another cool option here) / Jeans: AG / Coat: Dries van Noten (pants in the same pattern here) / Clutch: Proenza Schouler / Shoes: Chloe

4 comments

  • Ahhh I love those pieces Ali and how they work so cool together! We’re totally on the same wavelength. I’ve recently added some more Dries to my wardrobe too. Honestly, his SS13 collection is like my hands down favorite for spring. Love it! I seriously want it all. Haha! You look incredible! Did you enjoy your trip to L.A.?

  • Alexandra

    Theresa-
    Thank you so much! I agree– I’ve loved the Dries Spring collection since the moment I saw it, and my love has only grown. I want it all too!! 🙂

    I LOVED LA!!! You live there, right? I’d love to meet with you next time I’m in town. We clearly have a lot in common! 😉

    xo,
    Ali

    • We totally do Ali! 🙂 Yup, I live in LA, and I’d absolutely love to meet you next time you’re here! Please let me know! 😉

      xxT

      • Alexandra

        I certainly will, Theresa!! It makes me want to return all the more knowing you’re there!! 🙂

        xo,
        Ali