Who What Wear takes the fashion forward Spring 2008 Runway collection of Etro and translates it into a style that's wearable ...
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Hillary Kerr: Welcome to the Who What Wear fashion closet, I am Hillary Kerr.
Katherine Power: And I am Katherine Power. Today we are truly excited to take the runway look from Etro, one of our favorite collections from spring, and translate it into wearable and affordable style that anyone can achieve.
Hillary Kerr: At first glance the multicolored and layer outfits can look a little bit intimidating, after all there is a lot going on. We will show you how to mix and match your prints and patterns with our at the moment Etro look. But first check out our runway inspiration.
Female Speaker: The Etro collection showed Luxe Bohemian outfits, featuring ethnic prints, tie-dye, and bright patterns. Many of the key looks were finished with studded belts and accessories embellished with fringe, tassels, and embroidery.
Hillary Kerr: Now that we have those runway images in mind, let's pull some of our favorite prints and put the look together.
When you are mixing patterns and prints, balance is crucial. If one item has a big bold print, temper it with another smaller, less intense pattern.
You can also tone down an outfit with multiple prints by adding a neutral colored element. A khaki or olive green piece, like a jacket or pants, will ground your look.
Katherine Power: The best part about Etro's Spring collection is that it incorporated many of the season's key trends, like florals, ethnic prints, and military elements. With that said, we picked this bright floral skirt and paired it with a more tribal print tank top.
Female Speaker: Next we focused on accessories that have the Etro spirit. We found the striped interlocking belt for just a hint of that slightly subversive preppy style, and added some seriously strappy high heels.
Female Speaker: Finally, we brought in this over-sized army jacket from H&M, it sort of tones down the skirt and top combo and brings in that military vibe that we saw on the runway.
Hillary Kerr: Our second look is less intense but still interesting to look at. Again, we wanted a bold print, so we found this fantastic black and white dress to serve as the base of our look. Then we added a simple gray fitted blazer as a counterpoint to the busy print.
Katherine Power: We also loved the tough embellish belts from the runway. So we found this one to put right at her hip. Then we added this bright turquoise scarf; it gives just a bit of pop up color and also these fantastic Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Gladiators.
Hillary Kerr: And last but not least, we added these animal print hoops to reference the leopard details on the Etro runway. Jewelery is a great way to bring a print into an outfit without overwhelming it.
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