I don’t know what kind of weather you’re experiencing in your corner of the world, but here in Boston the flowers are practically blooming! With spring in mind, all I can think of is flirty skirts, colorful prints, and crop tops. The Wonder Skirt is fun and totally versatile. The large dots add a playful twist to this great midi skirt.
Mid length skirts can be hard to pull off, but I’d like to offer three different ways in which you can work with this length while keeping it fresh and young. In this first look I go for a white bodysuit with a mesh middle to convert the overall look to one that is sexy and streamlined. Some flat neutral shoes for comfort and a bright trench for those early days of spring. Try teaming up this look with a contrasting print on your bag. Make sure the colors on your bag are similar to the dots on the skirt! Try these pieces: the Bodysuit in Off White by For Love and Lemons, the Petrelli Coat by BB Dakota, and the Spotty Dotty flat from *Sole Boutique.
For my second look I went for a bolder look wearing a red hand knit top (one of my latest thrifted piece), a nice pastel belt to accentuate the waist, some dark wooden bangles, and they’re not shown here, but a pair of neutral or white pumps to top this off. Try the Dee Crop Sweater by Motel and the Cruise Belt by remi & reid.
Check out The Coined Lady Sweater, a perfect match to any legging, skinny, or fun mini! This sweater jingles with each step you take, and is so unbelievably comfortable to wear. Here’s how I styled this piece. This first look would be my party/club look. Pair this charmer with a black mini, a pair of wet look leggings or shiny tights, and a nice pair of sparkly pumps. You can try BB Dakota’s Kiera Skirt, the Sheena Legging from *NYC Boutique, and Jeffrey Campbell’s Lita Shoe in Pewter Glitter.
Yeah, yeah, so the holiday season is over, but that’s no reason to let the your inner sparkle fade! I for one, love this hand picked beauty of a top, The Twinkle Top (coming soon to *Vintage Boutique!), and there’s no reason you shouldn’t love it either. Despite the fluttery look of this piece, you will find that it’s quite warm as it is made of wool and no doubt tons of shiny little sequins. For my first look, I put together a special ensemble for a fun night out with the gals, or perhaps a date night with your one and only. The silvery metallic skirt enhances the blue sheen of the Twinkle Top, and my two favorite complimentary elements are my punctuation pantyhose and my 1940′s perching hat (for those of you wondering how that little saucer balances on my head, it has a little hair comb attached!) For a fun alternative to the skirt I’m wearing, try the Madie Sequin Skirt by Motel or the Hewes Skirt by Lucca Couture with the Naughty and Nice Tights by Betsey Johnson or the Cha Cha Cheetah Paper Print Tights in Camel also by Betsey Johnson.
The Amica Top (coming soon to *Vintage Boutique) is a perfect complement to our wonderful Keith Haring inspired walls at the Karmaloop headquarters! Two tone looks are all the rage now, (and wearing Vintage Boutique is no exception). This pintucked beauty can be worn oversized or in just the right size! The lovely shoulders on this top give it an edge, and give this vintage gem a real touch of sophistication. Being that it’s black, the Amica Top can be worn not only three ways, but in a gazillion different ways!
In this first look (above), I go with a black bodycon skirt to add a touch of sexiness! Try the Corduroy Pencil Skirt by Blank Denim. I pair it up with my lovely leopard print ponyskin platforms for a little added height and texture, and to break up the black just a tiny bit! I would suggest the Roza Shoe by Sam Edelman. Also part of this look, is a chunky black and purple scarf. Try the Helix Scarf by Hurley. I loop a skinny belt around my waist, add a little wooden giraffe bracelet I found at Goodwill, and there you’ve got it folks!
For my second look I team up the Amica Top with my very favorite legging, the Craft Leggings in black by Mink Pink. I go for my favorite thrift store accessories in white, a chunky white knit scarf and a white fan shaped pin which I placed eccentrically in a not so commonly worn place! Try the Hooded Scarf by BMC.
For this last look, I went all out on the two tone trend. I’m wearing a white leather skirt, a white beaded necklace, and a geometrically shaped white leather bag. Try the Heart Clutch by Mata Hari for a cute look!
Ahoy! This weeks Wear it 3 Ways has gone crazy for winters version of nautical delights! This super insular navy garment is sure to keep you warm through the stormy weather and is a fantastic piece to wear on days you don’t want to be messed with. Some historical fun facts about sailors and their uniforms:
Sailors standardized uniforms were introduced in 1857
Sailors routinely smothered tar on their ponytails to keep their hair from getting caught in machinery!
Most relevant to you style mavens, touching a sailors collar was considered good luck.
In this third look I go back to black, (big fan of Amy Winehouse…) but steer away from the casual, and move into a chicer look with a black mini and some wedged heels. Try Mink Pink’s Touch And Go Skirt and this pair of wedge heels.
‘Tis the season folks! With it being turkey week and all, I decided to go with one of my more festive pieces, The Sienna Sweater. This lovely batwing sweater is the perfect way to bring in some cheer! This first look is all about glitz, glamour, and absolute readiness to party! I chose a leather mini with pleats, and some sparkly pumps to go with this lacy piece. For a similar feel try the Kier Skirt by BB Dakota or the Aislinn Skirt also by BB Dakota.
This last look is one you may wear for day or night. The almost all black ensemble has enough sparkle to take you through the night, and certainly no one will mistaken you for a walking Christmas tree during the day! One can never go wrong with a good dose of black! I made sure to go for some super skinny velour pants to insure that I’m not overwhelmed by the oversized nature of the Sienna Sweater. Try a pair of black Cheap Monday Jeans.