How To Rock The Art-School Chic Look


First of all, we think rising starlet, Emily Browning, might be one of the prettiest peeps we've ever street-style snapped. Although her gorgeousness was initially distracting, we couldn't help but notice her that her outfit is, in a word, perfect. You'd never think to pair all those pieces together, but her daring move sure paid off—the unexpected combinations got her some photo-love at the Phillip Lim show during New York Fashion Week, where shutterbugs (us included) couldn't stop swooning. To pull together this art-school chic look, we've rounded up five pieces that may have people asking to take your picture.
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Here's five essentials that, worn together, are sure to have you lighting some flashbulbs:

Essential #1: Suede mini—Cop the very mini-skirt this chick is rocking in yummy suede (perfect to pair with tights now). Of course its Phillip!

3.1 Phillip Lim Wrap-Effect Suede Mini Skirt, $625, available at Phillip Lim, 115 Mercer Street (between Spring and Prince streets); 212-334-1160.

Essential #2: Neat oxford—While it's missing the ornate brocading on her collar, we still think this is a nice way to update the button-downed look. Boardroom meets boudoir.

DKNY Greige Silk Top, $250, available at StyleBop, 420 West Broadway (between Prince and Spring streets); 646-613-1100.

Essential #3: Sheer socks—These oh-so-sweet socks really change up a look for not a lot of work. Done and done.

Madewell Swiss Dot Ankle Socks, $24.50, available at Madewell, 486 Broadway (at Broome Street); 212-226-6954.

Essential #4: Bright clutch—The oversized wallet is an unexpected flash of color that just naturally draws the eye. We get down with lemon yellow in small doses.

Tory Burch Norah Zip Continental Wallet, $195, available at Tory Burch, 257 Elizabeth Street (between Prince and East Houston streets); 212-334-3000.

Essential #5: Neutral booties—You'll want anchor that sock action with some neutral, go-anywhere booties!

Aldo Gray Waddel Platform Pumps, $100, available at Aldo, 579 Broadway (between Mercer and West Houston streets); 212-226-7974.