In the world of fashion, there is a certain type of “polish” that seems to come with being a Vogue editor, and if you don’t believe us, you need look no further than Lauren Santo Domingo. Always perfectly put together, Lauren is known for her ultra-sophisticated aesthetic and eye for style, both of which certainly came in handy when Lauren co-founded Moda Operandi, an online trunk show site. In other words, the girl has style! On that note, click through to today’s Fashion Insider story to discover all the need-to-know details on what Lauren wears and how she wears it.
1. In September, Lauren was spotted at the Thakoon show in New York. For the occasion, Lauren wore a navy blazer, a button-down shirt, cropped jeans, and black pumps. We like the way Lauren has created a casual look that still stays true to her polished aesthetic. How did she do it? Because the jeans give her look a casual vibe, Lauren preserved her overall aesthetic by adding a few smarter pieces—specifically, her blazer and button-down. The result is a look that works for a shopping date, a fashion show, and a casual office look. To make this look your own, pair J Crew’s Ivy Blazer ($228) with Textile Elizabeth & James’ Austin Blouse ($195). Then, slip into Current/Elliott’s Skinny Jeans ($208), before finishing with Michael Michael Kors’ Pressely Pumps ($98).
2. One thing we like about Lauren is that she consistently creates stand-out looks using just a few easy pieces. For instance, for the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic event in New York in June, Lauren paired an embroidered white dress with tan sandals and a tan clutch. This look is perfect for a summer event for a couple of reasons. Firstly, white instantly brightens up an outfit and feels fresh and fashion-forward. Secondly, her outfit isn’t weighed down by fussy details. Each piece stands out in its own way, so when teamed together, an outfit is instantly born! To try this look yourself, pair a dress like Nanette Lepore’s Lace Dress ($348) or Paul & Joe Sister’s Mini Dress ($400) with Alexandre Birman’s Strappy Sandals ($238) and Linea Pelle’s Jules Clutch ($156).
3. We are always excited to see how our favorite fashion insiders give the little black dress their own spin, and Lauren certainly did not disappoint with the LBD she wore to a party in New York City in September. On paper, Lauren’s ensemble is perfectly polished. Sophisticated sheath dress? Check! Black pumps? Check! Sleek clutch? Check! However, the dress has been given a sexy twist with the addition of a cut-out panel at the waist held together by safety pins. This gives the outfit just a hint of edginess, but still errs on the side of sophistication. To make this smart-yet-sexy look your own, pair a dress like ASOS’s Midi Dress ($72) or Halston Heritage’s Long-Sleeve Sweetheart Dress ($207) with Sam Edelman’s Portney Pumps ($80) and Kiki London’s Laura Clutch ($595).
4. It is no secret that colorblocking has been a major trend this past year, so we were particularly thrilled to see the outfit Lauren put together for a Dolce & Gabbana presentation in Southampton back in August. Her outfit—cropped red trousers, a beige blouse, and beige Miu Miu peep-toes—has a refreshing vibe to it. This is thanks in part to the two colors Lauren has paired together. While the beige pieces give the ensemble a calm and chic vibe, the red trousers bring the outfit to life. To try this outfit yourself, pair a blouse like Topshop’s Two-Pocket Shirt ($64) with a pair of colorful pants; we like Marc by Marc Jacobs’ Clark Pants ($330) and ASOS’s Cropped Pants ($53.72). To finish, slip into Nicholas Kirkwood’s D’Orsay Pumps ($278).
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