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Summer Errands

Summer Errands

The kids may be on summer break, but your busy life never stops no matter the season. So stay prepared for hectic days of warm weather errands with the perfect on-the-go outfit.

From L to R: M MISSONI MULTICOLOR PLISSE CARDIGAN, RtA LILIAN CAMI, CITIZENS OF HUMANITY ROCKET CROP SKINNY JEANS, ANNABEL INGALL CECE MESSENGER BAG & RENE ESCOBAR WIDE GOLD DIAMOND SPRINKLE BANGLE.

From L to R: M MISSONI MULTICOLOR PLISSE CARDIGAN, RtA LILIAN CAMI, CITIZENS OF HUMANITY ROCKET CROP SKINNY JEANS, ANNABEL INGALL CECE MESSENGER BAG & RENE ESCOBAR WIDE GOLD DIAMOND SPRINKLE BANGLE.

Start your ensemble with a mixture of denim: white jeans and a blue denim tank top don’t clash because of their different coloring. Add a colorful, light-weight cardigan to help protect from the sun. Use minimal golden jewelry and a brown messenger bag to keep your look warm and vibrant. Lastly, don’t forget to pair your bag with brown sandals to keep your look consistent and comfortable!

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Spring Denim Essentials

Spring Denim Essentials

We've touched briefly on a few denim silhouettes for spring, we're talking about you crop flare, but we wanted to dive deeper into this season's trends.  We have the usual suspects for warmer weather - boyfriend jeans, shorts, major distressing and white denim everything - but there are a few more interesting and unexpected styles out there that we are super excited about.

You'll find released hems on just about every denim style you can think of, from jeans and shirts to dresses, it's a quick way to add some extra texture to your outfit and also a little edge.

The LDD (little denim dress) is another one we love.  It can be as simple as a chambray shirt dress all the way to a breezy yet tailored wrap dress or even a bold maxi dress.  These dresses will give you lot of mileage during the spring and summer months, moving easily from day to evening by simply changing your accessories.

A classic piece that's made a comeback, is the high waist mini skirt. We saw it in suede for winter and it's returned in denim with a raw hem for spring and summer.  Pair this piece with a fitted white tee and your favorite gladiator sandals for a classic summer ensemble.

From L to R: Closed "Starlet" jean, Current/Elliott trucker jacket with rolled sleeves, Closed wrap dress and released hem top & Current/Elliott "Naval" skirt.

The best part about jeans and denim, is the countless ways you can wear each piece.  Even with raw edges, distressing and holes, you can dress your pieces up for a fun night out or down for a weekend spent with your family.

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Trend Report - Summer Denim

Trend Report - Summer Denim

One of the best things about denim, is that it's basically seasonless.  You can wear your favorite pair of jeans all year round.  That being said, the denim trends do change with the weather.  

You may have some of these styles in your closet already, but we wanted to give you some ideas of great denim pieces to take you through Summer and into Fall.

Strom Brand Painter Pant, Current/Elliott Embroidered Stiletto,
J Brand Remy High-Rise Slim Boot,
Current/Elliott Cropped Straight, Frame Denim Le Garçon 

Rather than restock your entire denim collection every season, pick one or two items to replace or update so you don't overwhelm your wardrobe. 

Clockwise from Top Left: Theory Melanis D Jacket, Current/Elliott Midi Skirt, Rag & Bone Boyfriend Short, AG Aurelia Dress, Current/Elliott Bermuda Short, Current/Elliott Woven Tank Dress

No matter what the temp is outside, we have all your Summer denim needs covered.

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2015 Wardrobe Detox

2015 Wardrobe Detox

It's January - everyone is partied out from the holidays - too much booze, too many sweets and too many snacks.  We all know what that means: it's time for a little detox.  While we're cleansing our bods with green smoothies and extra miles at the gym, we thought it would be a great opportunity to clean out our closets to reassess and restock.

WARDROBE DETOX

T-SHIRTS

After a year of layering your favorite tissue tees under sweaters and jackets they are bound to be worse for wear.  It's time to replace those well loved basics with some fresh silhouettes.  We always like to have a gray, white and black option on hand.  And don't forget to replace your Breton stripe tee as well.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: 
CAP SLEEVE HENLEY AND V-NECK SLUB COTTON TEE BY STATESIDE,
GRAPHIC TEE BY SOL ANGELES, MULTI-STIPE TEE BY VINCE

JEANS

Although blue jeans only get better with age, black and white denim can start to look drab after too many wears.  A new pair of high waisted skinnies in black and a slouchy pair in white (we always like to size up with those) will instantly make your wardrobe feel fresh again.

LE COLOR SKINNY FILM NOIR BY FRAME DENIM,
THE CROPPED STRAIGHT BY CURRENT/ELLIOT

SOMETHING TO MAKE YOU SMILE

It's a new year and you deserve to treat yourself to a new piece that simply makes you happy and excited for Spring.  Because after all that holiday shopping for everyone else, it sure is nice to buy something for you.

FLORAL SWEATER BY AUTUMN CASHMERE, "VANEESE" TOP BY THEORY

Now that you've detoxed your closet those green smoothies and a little extra gym time doesn't seem so bad.

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Update your Denim with Ström and Frame

Update your Denim with Ström and Frame

NEW DESIGNER DENIM AT MERCANTILE

We have two new Los Angeles made denim lines at Mercantile that we can't stop talking about: Frame Denim and Ström.

Frame Denim is a collaboration between four friends - the pals are based in both Los Angeles and London - who wanted to create a line of chic fashion essentials, but most importantly: the perfect pair of jeans.  They did this by combining the quality and heritage of Los Angeles denim manufacturing with the edgy fit and cut found on the streets of London. 

The "Le Skinny' is pretty darn close to perfect. They are stretchy and soft and hug all the right places.  These jeans have been seen on fashion editors, models and starlets including, Miranda Kerr, Karlie Kloss, Poppy Delevigne, and everyone's favorite, the Man Repeller Leandra Medine.

Swedish model-turned-designer Erika Strömqvist created Ström after honing her design aesthetic as a model in the ateliers of Europe's greatest designers.  While working as a model, she learned the importance of attitude, style and fit in clothing.  She was then able to translate those ideals into her effortlessly stylish, understated and streamlined denim collection. 

The most fashionable ladies in hollywood are loving Ström, and like us, they especially love the "Tio" jeans  These mid-rise skinnies have the perfect amount of stretch and have been seen on Kate Bosworth, January Jones, Malin Akerman and many others.   

Come into Mercantile to see the new denim collections for yourself and we're certain you'll find your new favorite pair.

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