Chloe Resort 2014: Little Surfer Girl

The first thing Clare Waight Keller mentioned when she presented her 2014 resort collection for Chloe yesterday was that it had a "barefoot sensibility" about it.
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The first thing Clare Waight Keller mentioned when she presented her 2014 resort collection for Chloe yesterday was that it had a "barefoot sensibility" about it.
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The first thing Clare Waight Keller mentioned when she presented her 2014 resort collection for Chloe yesterday was that it had a "barefoot sensibility" about it.

There was a slouch and ease to the wide-leg cropped pants, silk blouses, leather tees, and especially a pair of extra-long palazzo pants that pooled around the model's feet. Most looks were worn with flats that Keller called "surfboard sandals" as they had an ankle strap (shiny metal not velcro) and bungee-like straps at the heels. These'll surely be a hit at retail. Another stand out item was Keller's convertible trench--the top comes off and can be worn like a bolero, or take off the top part and, voila, a long vest. A very smart piece for the modern woman who is always looking for more options and more bang for her buck.

The relaxed, tomboy-ish, beach-y-vibe translated to evening wear. But don't think all that precludes these nighttime looks from being pretty. I swooned over a strapless navy bandeau-top gown that looked simple until the model turned to reveal an obi-like bow over a fan of pleated taffeta. Ditto a cocktail length navy dress with ties at the sleeves and that same pleated detailing in a contrasting blush color on just one sleeve. The devil is in those details, sweetening up otherwise simple, easy looks.

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