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Packing List: Hawaiian Getaway

Packing List: Hawaiian Getaway

Raise your hand if you feel like it's been winter forever. Yeah, us too.  It's hard not to start dreaming of sunshine and summer and get super bored with winter once the spring collections start to arrive in-store. 

If you're one of the lucky ones, you've got a warm weather vacation planned in the near future.  Whether it's sunny Southern California, the blazing hot desert or the beaches of Mexico, it doesn't really matter as long as it's warm.  Here at Mercantile, we've been dreaming of a tropical, Hawaiian getaway, complete with early morning walks on the beach, boogie boarding and sunset Mai Tai's. 

From L to R: T by Alexander Wang reversible jersey dress, Joie "Knapp" silk blouse, Hartford Liberty print shorts, James Perse mesh hooded pull-over, AG Jeans, Sol Angeles "Ciao" tank, Current/Elliott "Navy" skirt and "The Cinched" dress.

Remember, a successful packing list doesn't have to be lengthy, as long as all your pieces can be mixed and matched.  Sticking to a neutral color palette, with a single pop of color is always a plus and you can always add a little extra color with your shoes, accessories and of course your bikini.  Don't forget a couple pairs of sunnies and your trusty Panama hat.

Aloha!
Mercantile

Packing List: Beach Getaway

Packing List: Beach Getaway

With Spring feeling so far away - six more weeks to be exact - it's time to start planning your next weekend trip outta here.  What better way to beat those winter blues than planning a relaxing beach getaway somewhere warm and sunny...Sayulita anyone?

Our buyers Haley and Annie have put together their 8 packing essentials. The best part is they'll all fit into your Will Leather Goods backpack.   

For a warm weather trip we suggest packing a versatile tank that can be dressed up or down, a graphic t-shirt, your tried and true jean shorts, breezy pants that can be worn day or evening, a versatile t-shirt dress, a lightweight jacket for early morning walks and a scarf for chilly evenings.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: JOIE ALICIA TANK,
SOL ANGELES L'AMOUR SCOOP NECK TEE, VINCE MASON SHORT,
THEORY KORITE STRIPE PANT, WILL LEATHER GOODS DOME BACKPACK, 
RICHIAMI MODAL AND CASHMERE SCARF,
RAG & BONE/JEAN BAJA BEACH HOODIE, THEORY CHERRY T-SHIRT DRESS

The key to an efficient and effective packing list is to make sure every item can be worn multiple ways and it's important to stick with your wardrobe essentials.  By planning ahead you can make sure you have an outfit for every occasion, day or night. We've broken down a few combinations below to inspire you.

TANK + STRIPED PANTS + SCARF = DINNER IN SAN PANCHO

GRAPHIC TEE + BAJA JACKET + JEAN SHORTS + BACKPACK
DAY TRIP TO PUERTA VALLARTA

T-SHIRT DRESS + SCARF = BEACHSIDE MARGARITAS AT DON PEDRO'S

GAPHIC TEE + STRIPED PANTS = MORNING COFFEE AT CHOCO BANANA

T-SHIRT DRESS, BAJA JACKET + BACKPACK = WALK INTO TOWN

The five outfits above are just the beginning.  When you're packing list is concise and well planned, the outfit possibilities are endless and the stress of what to wear is completely removed.  Be sure you add a flat leather sandal that can be worn any time of day and your well loved canvas sneakers to the mix you'll be completely set.

Don't forget to send us a postcard!

XO
Mercantile

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.

XO
Mercantile