By Jesse L. Brooks


When you think about making a bold statement, bright colors and heavy textures often come to mind. But you can stand out in the crowd just as easily with chic and elegant pieces. Roksanda’s olive-green Maida skirt is the height of femininity with an outsized bow. It’s made in France from heavyweight crepe to sit high on the waist and finished with a centre-back hemline slit to ensure a confident stride. An over-sized bow can be intimidating, but when executed with class and ease, the look can be quite effortless. Pairing up our stunning skirt with another Roksanda piece, the brand's navy wool Nobuya sweater has a minimalist shape that keeps all focus on the beautiful yellow and white organza flowers that decorate the front. When your outfit is doing all the talking, you want your shoes to always complement and never overpower. Gianvito Rossi's 'Portofino' ankle strap sandals add just the right amount of refined style. Reworked with a lower 85mm heel, they make for perfect long days or evening events. Creating a little bag envy, the Zac Posen 'Eartha' Iconic Satchel has us swooning. Crafted of ivory smooth leather, beige snake-embossed leather, and light tan grained leather, this design is the epitome of arm candy (and bonus-it's on sale!). Since our ensemble is all about catching eyes in sublte fashion, we didn't want our jewelry to be too blingy. Chloé's square gold-tone brass 'Darcey' ring has been crafted in Italy and adorned with an opulent Swarovski pearl; perfect for day to evening wear. Keeping our beauty look on the less is more side, we focused on opening up our eyes. Diorshow 'New Look' Mascara delivers infinite volume and an unparalleled lash multiplying effect. The new exclusive nano-brush coats from the root and catches every last lash with the precision of a couturier’s hand, allowing for infinitely voluminous lashes. There's a lesson with this look that 'The More You Bow,' the less you'll have to stress over making a unforgettable fashion statement.