Even though I tend to favor classic pieces in my wardrobe, I like when they have some sort of tweak to make them unique and fresh. The pieces above are nothing revolutionary, but on second look they offer a bit more style than basics would.
The Helmut Lang t-shirt, for example, is cut to flatter then given a little edge with distressing along the neckline, sleeves and hem. I’d love it under a blazer to take down any uptight reference a structured jacket sometime has. It would get miles of use paired with shorts, printed skirts, head-to-toe black, denim, you name it.
Same goes for the skirt. Rather than an ordinary cut, the slight nod to trench coat details makes it much more interesting. I love it with something slim tucked in, to show off the waist, but could also see a slouchy sweater with it or a clean, cropped jacket.
A white bag continues to look fresh to my eye and Kendall Conrad’s detailed tote is just perfect. The exaggerated tonal stitching adds that artisan touch that makes you look twice. I might need to add this to my collection of KC pieces. I’m a fan of the timelessness and no logo designs Conrad continually produces.
Many of you loved the Saint Laurent Lou Lou’s I posted on, but didn’t want to wear a heel that high (although I must add they are extremely comfortable and I don’t say that often with heels). Enter a chic option from Loeffler Randall with a very friendly heel and soft suede knot. This is an equally stylish, great alternative.
So the lavendar/mauve hair tie and polish…you’re probably wondering where that came from. For some reason, my eye has been drawn to this color lately and I’ve started to dabble with it for the home. I just bought a beautiful throw at Jonathan Rachman in San Francisco that adds an unexpected flair to my otherwise neutral living room. I think the color is really interesting. It looks flattering as a polish and would make heads turn in a loosely knotted hair ribbon.