This week's Profile is Ali Devaney of Philadelphia. Philly Fashion guru Catriona Whitehead tells us why Ali is this week's That Girl.
What I like about this look?
This ensemble is excellent for combating the hot summer sun without sacrificing style. While I would prefer if she had a bit more embellishment up top—a thick necklace, perhaps—she still provides pattern, depth of color, and lovely lines. Purple, one of my favorite colors, is excellent on practically everyone—especially the deep shade of purple featured here. Not only does the purple play off of her brown hair and pink skin beautifully, but it pulls out the purple in her skirt, serving as the primary focus to her ensemble. This is almost an overwhelming amount of purple; however, her brown skinny belt breaks up the skirt and the top and her brown wedges reinforces the brown belt. Overall, this tempers the purple. Lastly, ikat, the pattern of her skirt, is an awesome cross between old western textile and modern day indi-rock culture. Its angular, but not overbearing. It’s even more exciting that her skirt is asymmetrical, providing depth and individuality to this look.
Where could this outfit be worn?
She was on her way to a bachelorette party when I scouted her, but otherwise, this look is good for dining out, date nights, meeting your loved one’s parents, etc.
Where can you buy this particular look?
An ikat skirt can be found at Charlotte Russe, Etsy.com, Forever 21, Polyvore.com, and Urban Outfitters.
As previously mentioned, I would definitely fill in the empty space around her neck—that’s prime real estate for accessorizing. My second recommendation would be to switch out the bulky purse for a compact clutch. I think something neon orange, neon red, or neon yellow, to counter the saturated purple. Try the Rebecca Minkoff Neon Mini Mac.