Project Runway judge, Marie Claire fashion director, best-selling author and mother of two, Nina Garcia is known for her flawless style that tends to favour clean lines with carefully chosen bold accessories. Here’s how to get her famous look:
1. Embellished Top
Nina tends to wear a lot of dark-coloured embellished tops like this stunning “Horn of Africa” silk tank by SWASH (available at Far Fetch). The geometric print and beaded details add an exotic, resort feel to basic black.
2. Black Mini-Skirt
A wardrobe staple, a tailored black mini skirt like this one by Marni (available at The Outnet) is incredibly versatile. Wear it with an embellished top, brightly coloured blouse or a simple white shirt for a look that is polished and sexy.
3. Chevron Necklace
Stand out from the pack with a bold statement necklace like this this triangle chevron design by Nicole Richie’s line, House of Harlow 1960 (available at The Trend Boutique ). Paired with an elegant dress or a T-Shirt, this eye-catching piece will add a quirky boho-inspired touch to your outfit.
4. Yellow Dress
Embrace Nina’s love for bold colours with a bright yellow dress like this one by Sessun (available at We Love Fashion) that’s sure to get you noticed.
5. Neutral Platform Sandals
Perfect for pairing with this year’s neon hues, a neutral-coloured platform sandal like these engraved wooden soled ones by Stella McCartney (available at The Outnet) is the just the right mix of earthiness and sex appeal.
6. Exotic Cuff Bracelet
Nina is all about pairing simple, chic pieces with ethnic-inspired accessories. Add a touch of global-glamour with a colourful cuff bracelet like this multi-stone piece by Emillio Pucci (available on Net-a-porter).
7. Tribal Statement Necklace
By pairing classic feminine shapes with edgier accessories, Nina appears impeccably polished without looking overly pristine. For a fashion-forward look, try pairing a chic dress with a bold piece of tribal-inspired jewellery like this vintage 1970s necklace from Atelier Mayer.
8. Bright Satchel
Add a splash of colour to your black and neutral outfits with a red hot shoulder satchel like this Buckle Shoulder Bag by Marni (available at My Theresa). The uber practical and chic styling of this bag, make it the ideal purse to throw over your shoulder as you run between editorial meetings, fashion shows and the set.
9. Metallic Heels
A pair of gold or copper heels are a surprisingly versatile addition to any shoe collection. Try a delicate ankle strap style like these black and gold “Dorsey” snakeskin sandals by Marni. Wear them with cocktail attire for evening or with a light, romantic dress for an afternoon garden party.
Don’t miss the season 10 premiere of Project Runway, August 27th at 10pm on Lifetime Canada. Check with your cable provider for details.
Simone Paget is a freelance writer and the author of Skinny Dip, a cheeky blog about love, sex, relationships and everything in between. When she’s not writing her heart out, she loves wandering around her city, large cup of coffee in hand, in search of the next great story.
Nina Garcia image by Christopher Macsurak, via Wikimedia Commons.