Editorial. Summer Heat

 

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Details. Give Me All the Buttons

 

Mango Lace Top \ Madewell Button Denim (similar here)

It should come as no surprise that denim regularly gets a makeover. I still usually gravitate towards a simple, cropped skinny jean, but I have to admit that I am starting to have a wandering eye.

What has caught my attention?

Button-front denim.

Buttons can make a real statement on a pair of jeans, denim skirt or even a jean jumper. Keep the styling simple by pairing it with a basic tee, or add this season’s most sought after and versatile textile: lace. Just keep in mind that with details like this though, no one will be looking at your topper.

Shoulder Play. What Comes Next?

 

Yes, my style mavens, the off-the-shoulder trend is played out officially over.

However, I am not here to tell you to be a slave to fashion and switch your closet out every time a new trend emerges or dissolves. Instead, I am simply here to make you aware of the various ways one can show off their shoulders without having to wear the same strapless silhouette this season.

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New In. Ankle-Strapped for Spring

 

ASOS One Wish Heels 

It should come as no surprise that straps have made their way back to their rightful place: on my feet around the ankle.

The trend has come and gone for several years, but this season has offered up an assortment of silhouettes and styles. From the thin-strapped metallic sandals that were attached to the model’s feet at Reem Acra, to the wrap around, tie straps that House of Holland created in a playful gingham print, this spring trend is as versatile as it is fashionable.

The REALLY exciting thing about this trend though?

It has been prevalent for so many seasons now (ankle straps are the LBD of footwear), that it is just as easy to don a pair that you already have in your closet. However, you can modernize them by layering a sock underneath like the label Off-White did for their latest runway presentation.

Just remember that with whatever silhouette or style you chose, have a little fun with the trend.

Details. From The Knee Up

 

 

Vintage Blazer \ H&M Button Down \ Express Wrap Belt (similar here) \ Lish Earrings (c/o Marrin Costello)

It’s Sunday, and spring has finally decided to show its face with the sun and warm weather we are seeing in my neck of the woods today. So, my entry will be short and sweet.

This vintage blazer has topped many outfits over the years, and been styled in almost every way imaginable. However, it has never seen a wrap belt or pair of ear bangers quite like these before.

I could be wrong, but I think this may just be this blazer’s best look yet.

Phs: Gretchen Bell

KMAC Couture. When Art Walks the Runway

 

With a dedication to exploring the meaning of art through fashion, the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft will present the fifth annual KMAC Couture: Art Walks the Runway show on April 15, 2017.

Since its inception in 2013, KMAC Couture is a fashion presentation dedicated to showcasing handcrafted, wearable art from emerging and established regional artists that include costumers, milliners and designers. Every year, there is a unique theme for the event. This year, KMAC artists will explore the idea of color and how it has been utilized to connect people throughout history.

According to the KMAC website, “Color theory connects us to centuries of creative expression seen by artists using vivid colors as texture and narrative, like Sam Gilliam, Helen Frankenthaler and Dan Flavin, or artists who use lack of color as texture, like Eva Hesse or designer Alexander Wang. Color can be a symbol of beauty and power, as well as a political tool used to divide and isolate. This year, KMAC Couture artists will challenge the vast spectrum of color as a subject matter by adding layers of creative interpretation that evoke emotion.”

Through the creation of handmade, one-of-a-kind pieces that are composed of unconventional materials, local artists like Gunnar Deathrage (former contestant on Project Runway) will explore the distinctive relationship between art and fashion for KMAC Couture. The unconventional materials that are used range from human hair to candle wax, and even match sticks.

The event will take place under a tent outside of KMAC Museum. Proceeds from the show support educational and exhibition programming for the museum throughout the year. To find out more and purchase tickets, click here.

Ph: The Chic Street