Alice and Olivia Stace Face Sweater Dress

Alice and Olivia by Stacey Bendet “Stace Face” Sweater Tunic

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What I wore to the Teen Vogue Summit Meet up NYC

 

Photo: Joseph Akhuetie

 

GIVING STACE FACE

    If you’re walking down Madison Avenue and see a well dressed Damme wearing massive round sunglasses, and striking red lips, please be aware that she is rocking “Stace Face”.  Add a bun to her hair and she’s aced the signature look created by Stacy Bendet. Unfortunately for me, I have yet to achieve this look. While I was in keen search of a wardrobe change to welcome fall favorites from fashion week, I found my closet desperately craving a signature piece from Alice & Olivia. I’ve window shopped the store countless times, staring in awe at the whimsical yet chic styles on display and on the website. My current obsession is the signature “Stace Face”. Excited to see the site had the classic Stace Face printed on a dress, my fingers did the clicking instantly. Immediately I thought, “I found my outfit for the the Teen Vogue Meet Up.” Indeed I did. I had to have it!

Photo: Joseph Akhuetie

     Before I could get to the Summit (which was a month away), I had always wanted to take photos inside the Oculus at World Trade Center. I called up my good friend and photographer Joseph Akhuetie to take some shots. I wore my sweater dress with a powder blue suede overcoat from Zara (AW 17). It’s lightweight and has an oversized fit which doesn’t add too much bulk to my outfit. Since this sweater dress has a slight batwing shape to the underarms, the oversized fit of the coat makes it easy for me to move my arms. To finish off the look, I wore a pair of cord wrapped, sock style, open toe booties from Zara (AW 17).

WHAT TO WEAR

Combining primary colors always creates a nice contrast to any outfit. The red lip is the standout color on the sweater. The Stace Face design is already eye-catching on it’s own. Adding a lighter shade of blue creates a subtle contrast from the pop of red while still focusing attention on the bold design .

Sock style boots are very flattering to the shape of any leg. They give a more sleek look that compliment dresses and skirts really well. Black was an obvious choice me however, this keeps the focus on the dress without creating any clash.

It’s fashion. I get it. Everyone has their own unique style that sets them apart from what appears on the runways and what we see on the street. The Alice and Olivia “Stace Face” sweater dress is a standout piece all on its own yet, it’s a canvas that begs to be worn in countless ways.

If you’re the subtle type and still want to be noticed without being flashy, try a khaki trench coat with flesh toned shoes.

Edgy? Throw on a black leather moto coat and combat boots.

If you’re a little daintier and like the quirkiness of this dress, wear it all on its own with sock style heels and a chic chain strap cross body clutch.

The possibilities are endless in this piece. Which literally looks like a piece of art was sketched right on to it. Seriously! Am I obsessed for wanting to box frame this sweater and ensure it doesn’t ruin? Okay… maybe a little. The Alice and Olivia “Stace Face” sweater tunic is a versatile standout piece that is sure to get you noticed and feeling confident. Dress it up like your walking the runway while strolling down Madison Avenue.

P.S. I recommend wearing this dress with a pair of Alice and Olivia Dina Calf Hair Pumps (preferably green if you can get your hands on them or something similar)

Photo: Joseph Akhuetie

Photo: Joseph Akhuetie

 

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Kaye

I’m an actress habituated with train delays in my favorite heels, and proud of it. I use fashion as my script. Wearing contrastive styles gives me a chance to perceive an unfamiliar character. If putting on a new pair of shoes and adding new styles to your wardrobe makes you feel more confident, then you’ll revel in my blog!