Men's Band of Outsiders shirt, Thakoon skirt, Chloe heels
No, not the TLC song, but scrubs, actual medical scrubs! Prada S/S 2011 introduced us to the possibility that scrubs could be worn as fashion (or was it the hood?)--either way, it's a silhouette that I hope is here to stay; I absolutely love the subtle androgyny of it. I think the idea brilliantly turns the idea of uniform dressing on its head while still being able to maintain those utilitarian roots. Lucky for me, if the opening look of Acne F/W 2011 is any indication, we could continue to see a lot of scrubs in our futures, ladies. What I think is easiest to borrow from this look is the boxiness and longer/wider sleeves--basically the men's proportions. And so to the men's department I went...and snagged this Band of Outsiders top from a recent sample sale. What I imagine is a '50s throwback for the boys ends up pretty fashion forward on the gentler sex. The slim cuts of a men's contemporary line ensure that those curves aren't totally hidden--just obscured enough to make sure those real scrubs that chili, t-boz, and left eye (RIP) were talking about don't come hollering.