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Red, White, and Bling

Red, White, and Bling

The perfect outfit is perfectly proportioned. But what about the proportion of clothing to jewelry? This Independence Day, embrace your sparkly side and create an outfit that shines as bright as the fireworks by adding more than a few pieces of bling.

Start with a simple red, white and blue ensemble. A pair of blue jeans and a lightweight tee keep things classic and are easily punched up by a red jacket. The versatility of this outfit means that the footwear options are endless, although sandals or loafers are a good place to start.

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    FABIANA FILIPPI COTTON JACKET, THREE DOTS BRITISH COTTON TEE, AG JEANS THE PRIMA, KISMET HEROINE LONG STAR NECKLACE BLACK DIAMONDS, KISMET HEROINE LONG STAR EARRING BLACK DIAMONDS & SAMIRA 13 JEWELRY FRINGE BRACELET

FABIANA FILIPPI COTTON JACKET, THREE DOTS BRITISH COTTON TEE, AG JEANS THE PRIMA, KISMET HEROINE LONG STAR NECKLACE BLACK DIAMONDS, KISMET HEROINE LONG STAR EARRING BLACK DIAMONDS & SAMIRA 13 JEWELRY FRINGE BRACELET

Finally, layer on the bling. The star shape of these Kismet earrings and necklace pay homage to the Independence Day theme. Their dark color also ties in nicely with the dark wash of the denim. A fun Samira 13 fringe bracelet adds a final layer of playfulness to the look.

XO,

Mercantile

Pattern Play

Pattern Play

Mixing prints and texture can seem like a daunting trend to take on, better left for the fashion editors and bloggers.  How do you mix and match your patterns without looking like your kooky neighbor?  It's really fairly simple, and we're excited to teach you how to incorporate this bold and chic look into your wardrobe. 

If you stick to a few simple rules, you'll look like the street style stars of fashion week.

1. Pick a color story, and keep the prints within the same color group.
2. Play with proportion, a large pattern can compliment a more delicate print.
3. Texture is your friend here, a solid sweater or tweed jacket with a bold texture will add just as  
    much as a graphic print.
4. Try using the same pattern in different sizes and/or inverted colors (think navy sweater with       white stripes paired with white pants with navy stripes)
5. When in doubt, throw some polka dots in the mix and always treat leopard and stripes as a
    neutral.

From L to R: ALC "Sadie" hobo bag, Rag & Bone "Olympia" top, Tucker pleated midi skirt, Rene Escobar Oxidized silver pendant with diamonds and assorted 18k gold, oxidized silver bangles with diamonds

Remember, fashion should be fun. and this is a great technique to play around with your closet.

XO
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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.

XO
Mercantile