Alice + Olivia recently worked with Basquiat art to release some of the most visually interesting and trendy pieces of the decade. Brooklyn-born Jean-Michel Basquiat produced beautiful and suggestive dichotomies in response to social issues of the ’70s and ’80s and Alice + Olivia has used that neo-expressionism in their latest CFDA Capsule Collection.
Because these patchwork jeans are the star, I’ve styled the rest of the outfit in a simple manner. Inspired by Basquiat’s saturated colors, I’ve chosen a tomato red platform heel and a primary palette suede bowling bag. The navy bell sleeve mock neck – while super trendy – streamlines my silhouette in a classic way and draws the eye from top to bottom.
I could also style these jeans with a white v-neck tee, bomber jacket and sharp white sneakers for a casual and sporty look. When in doubt, always tie the look together with the right lip. I’ve opted for a bright red to compliment the heels and bag. However I wear these jeans, I know to keep the rest of my look, including makeup and hair, minimalistic.