I’ve never been a huge fan of houndstooth — it always seemed really conservative and dull. But a see-through chiffon houndstooth shirt? Yes, please! This little number from Equipment manages to be both party and business, all in one. How sexy is that?
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JNY Style Guy Lloyd Boston recommends every woman own a classic white shirt in his latest book, The Style Checklist, which details the 100 items every woman needs in her wardrobe. And I couldn’t agree more. A classic white shirt looks refined with a suit, but also makes a chic partner to a pair of jeans or cropped leggings. I happen to think Jones New York’s No-Iron Easy Care Classic White Fitted Shirt is the best available. It stays crisp throughout the day without needing ironing or starching. And what’s even better is that the 100 percent cotton Easy Care shirt doesn’t require any special maintenance — no dry cleaning! Just toss it in the washer. I prefer to let mine hang to dry. After trying several lesser priced white shirts that became dingy after a few wears and required a hot and heavy iron, I’m happy to pay a moderate price for a quality item that holds up through a ton of wear. [$59, Jones New York] Keep reading »
Designers do different, very specific things well. Burberry, for example, knocks it out of the park with coats, yet charges almost $300 for an ill-fitting polo. When it comes to well-executed sparkles, Gryphon is queen. Yes, they sometimes overdo it — as people who are into shiny clothes are wont to do — but they frequently manage to make sequins and rhinestones look badass, not diva. My favorite is their matte silver tee with black chiffon drape for $325. Yes, that’s expensive, but before you start vomiting at the thought of it, consider its many uses: worn simply with jeans, paired with trousers, tucked into a high-waisted skirt for a cocktail party, paired with a mini for a night out. I dare your other T-shirts to do all of those things. [$325, Saks Fifth Avenue] Keep reading »
You might have thrown your coat in the closet as soon as the temperature went above 50 degrees, but it’s still not exactly warm outside. We don’t want you to get a cold, so if you absolutely refuse to wear a jacket, make like Sienna Miller and throw a button-down on top of whatever you’re wearing as a sort of non-coat outer layer. (We’re totally feeling the chambray, but an oxford or plaid shirt would work, too.) Just make sure to pick one that’s a little more tailored so you don’t look like you’re stuck in the ’90s, on your way to a Nirvana concert. Keep reading »