Lily Collins has proved one thing in this last week of attending The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones premieres around the globe - she's not afraid to take fashion risks. Although that means she has sometimes failed, going too far and trading style for effect, when she turned up in Germany rockin' this outfit, she showed us all that, yes, she knows how to get it right.
Lily's hitting all the trends and starting a few of her own with this look, so we just had to try and copy it for less. Here we go...
Skirt: The maxi skirt is probably the piece that should get the most attention here. Finding one that is the right length and shape for your body type is crucial. We like that Lily's has some volume rather than being skin-tight, helping the outfit look more elegant, but it's a fine line between flowy and frumpy. The skirt shouldn't have so much volume that it overpowers you or, worse, makes you look bigger than you are. So try a whole bunch before picking the best.
Top: Hello, crop top, we meet again! Because we're not attending a red carpet premiere, we decided that a bedazzled top (even in black) might be too much. Instead, we went for a more basic option, which'll also look super with jeans on a day off. Feel free to go sparkly like Lily if the occasion calls for it, though!
Accessories: We kept the shoes super simple since they likely won't be seen and chose a medium heel that's comfortable but will help the maxi skirt look even better by adding height. The jewelry is where we decided to go all out, choosing a bold chain, bracelet and earrings - all in gold, like Lily's - to amp up the edge and really make a statement.
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