alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Spring 2014

alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Spring 2014
Photos courtesy of alice + olivia

Last night Stacey Bendet presented her Spring 2014 collection for alice + olivia at Highline Stages in NYC. This season’s collection is “at the crossroads of prep-meets-pretty – a romantic twist on American sportswear.” You can always expect pretty dresses and cute tops from Stacey. For SS14, I’ve been seeing lots of whites on the runway and I expect to see more. The collection was built around neutrals accented by pops of pastel; pink, aqua, yellow and silver complement nude, bone, black and white. And looks like the crop tops aren’t going anywhere, they’re seen everywhere on the runway once again.

Key pieces play on proportion and include the mini skirt, slip dress, crop top, little white suit, and an updated blazer. From beaded jackets slung over collared shirts to modern collarless blazers paired with sexy lace short-shorts, ball gown skirts for daytime and crop tops for all the time, spring is about mixing prep with pretty in a fresh way.

Spring 2014 is the season of the white shoe. Silhouettes include delicate, strappy tapered-toes and chunky platforms with espadrille accents. a+o handbags introduce two new styles – the Jackie and Alli bags – rendered in snake-embossed skins and sporty perforated leathers. Accessories provide contrast to the understated color palette via striking bursts of light aqua green and sunny yellow.

alice + olivia’s collection always makes me happy, the collection is so flirty and girlie- love it! Leave it to Stacey to bring the gurlie side of you out! More photos after the jump…

alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Spring 2014

alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Spring 2014

alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Spring 2014

alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Spring 2014

alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Spring 2014

alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Spring 2014

alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Spring 2014

alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Spring 2014

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