Stacey Bendet's Spring 2014 collection for alice + olivia is at the crossroads of prep-meets-pretty. It's the 'American Girl' - carefree collegiate with a romantic twist.
The collection is built around sophisticated neutrals accented by pops of pastel. Pink, aqua, yellow and silver complement nude, bone, black and white. Key pieces include the mini skirt, slip dress, crop top, little white suit and an updated blazer. Spring is about mixing prep with pretty in a fresh way, from beaded jackets worn over collared shirts to modern collarless blazers paired with lace shorts, full skirts for daytime and crop tops for all time.
Accessories provide contrast to the understated color palette via striking bursts of light aqua green and sunny yellow.