5 style tips courtesy of Jason Wu's new line, Miss Wu

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LBD with a twist

(Photo courtesy of Nordstrom)

Jason Wu's new contemporary line, Miss Wu, is finally on Nordstrom.com and available for purchase, ladies!

To celebrate, I caught up with the designer himself to chat about the collection and left with a few style tips I had to share.

Choose an LBD with a twist:
"It's the quintessential little black dress every girl needs to have in their closet," says Wu, "but it has a draping detail in the front and it’s a cotton material, so it’s not too warm and isn't overly dressy."

Plus, the hint of lace separates it from the usual LBD lot.

Silk & Cotton Faille Dress with Embroidered Lace Yoke, $495.









Channel a modern day version of your style icon

(Photo courtesy of Nordstrom)


Channel a modern day version of your style icon:
"Marianne Faithfull was a huge inspiration while creating this collection," says Wu.

"One of the key pieces of the collection is a cashmere sweater with lace detail, which is very quintessentially Jason Wu. That idea translated nicely to Miss Wu when paired with this little A-line skirt," which Wu says "is the perfect length that looks good on just about any body type."

Suggests the designer, "this is a really good 'walking around in the city' outfit. It’s good for lunch. It can take you from the morning to the early evening. It’s great for an early dinner kind of a thing."

Cashmere Sweater with Embroidered Lace Yoke, $325. Textured Jacquard Skirt, $265.


(See also: Find the perfect jeans for your figure)



Add amped up staples to your wardrobe

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Add amped up staples to your wardrobe:
"In this case, [the top] is a dressier take on the sweater. This one is more of a pullover. The color really brightens up any outfit and can be worn with a pair of jeans or with a mixed print like this," advises Wu.

Miss Wu 'Sofie' Stripe Cashmere Sweater, $295. Miss Wu Print Chiffon Skirt , $275.













Rethink what you consider "ladylike"

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Rethink what you consider "ladylike":
"While the silhouette of the skirt still gives this girl a lot of femininity, the leather material also gives her a little edge," says Wu.

"I felt like the contemporary market was mostly black and white and much edgier clothes, and I felt like Miss Wu had a
place there and could bring somewhat of a more girlier and feminine aspect. I thought it was a nice addition to what is in the market right now,"says the designer.

"This is an everyday work outfit or with gold accessories, fancy shoes and a clutch she can do casual cocktails or a gallery opening."


Miss Wu 'Sofie' Stripe Cashmere Sweater , $295. Leather Skirt, $545.




Never settle for average outerwear

(Photo courtesy of Nordstrom)

Never settle for average outerwear:
As you can see, this trench coat is anything but basic.

"This is something, that girls are going to want to live in and go back to all the time, year after year," says Wu.

"It’s a little fancier than your run-of-the-mill trench. I imagine this to be the coat that whenever it starts getting cold, she looks forward to getting out of the back of the closet and she wants to wear all the time and it always looks good."

Miss Wu Belted Cotton Trench Coat, $$595.


What do you ladies think? Are you excited to shop Miss Wu?

Head on over to nordstrom.com to check out the rest of the collection now!

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