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Wardrobe Essentials - White Shirt

Wardrobe Essentials - White Shirt

There are some items you should always have in your closet: an LBD, great fitting jeans, black, white and gray t-shirts, a cashmere sweater, etc...  

One of the most important, and versatile pieces you should have is the classic white shirt. There are so many iterations of this staple, but we're sticking to the original.  Whether you choose crisp poplin, breezy cotton lawn or lightweight silk, it's a piece you will reach for again and again.

Equipment Signature Shirt, Rag & Bone Beau Shirt and Strenesse Stretch Shirt

There are endless ways to style your white shirt. It can be as simple as casually rolling your sleeves up to your elbows and knotting your shirttails.  Layer it under sweaters, tuck it into your favorite jeans or pair it with your favorite statement necklace.  Most of all remember it's not too precious, the contrast between denim and a crisp white shirt is totally timeless and chic.

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Wear it Now - Fall Trends

Wear it Now - Fall Trends

It can be hard to imagine shopping for Fall, when we've just started dressing for warm weather and Summer Solstice is still around the corner.  But, we all know the fashion industry is always seasons ahead.  With the Pre-Fall and Fall shipments already arriving in the store, it's a good time to start planning your Fall wardrobe while also thinking about how to wear those pieces now. 

Clockwise from top left: Weekend Max Mara Sumatra Wrap and Bino Poncho, Vince Graphic Stripe Sweater Cape, Strenesse Poncho

Ponchos may scream Fall to you, but they are the perfect, season-less accessory.  Throw one on over a dress for a chilly night out or pair it with your favorite chambray shirt and skinny jeans for day.

Clockwise from top left: Vince Scuba Leather Jacket, Weekend Max Mara Cosa Skirt, Red Valentino Pele Skirt, 
Vince Leather Asymmetrical Vest.

As the temperature rises, leather and may not look to appealing, but don't forget how soft and light leather has gotten. Pair a leather mini skirt with flats and a short sleeved linen tee and throw your leather jacket over jean shorts and a graphic tee.

Frame Le High Flare, Le Flare Françoise and Le High Flare

High waist flares are perfect for Summer.  Pair them with a breezy blouse or a cropped tee and your favorite summer sandals and you're ready to go.

What's the fun in shopping for next season if you can't wear them now?  You certainly don't have to wait for Autumn to get some use out of these trends.

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