Weekend Style: Back to Basics

Weekend Style: Back to Basics
Full disclosure: Sometimes I get overwhelmed by my closet… When this happens, I find it is best to go back to the basics. A great straight leg jean, white Tee, a black topper (coat, blazer, leather jacket), and pumps. So this weekend, when you don’t know what to wear, take a cue from Jamie Chung, who is killing it in her basics. Have a great weekend!
Items shown: T Alexander Wang top, Helmut Lang jacket, Jeremy Laing Coat, Givenchy necklace, Topshop satchel (only $68!), Chanel lips, Michael Kors 2-Strap Pump, Sergio Rossi pumps, J. Crew Jeans, Current/Elliot Rolled Jean
Advertisements

Style Inspiration: Polished Casual

Style Inspiration: Polished Casual
From Left to Right – Sunglasses: Ray Ban. Tops: T by Alexander Wang, Joie. Jackets: 7 for All Mankind, Mango. Clutches: Guess by Marciano, McQ Alexander McQueen. Watch: Kate Spade. Trousers: Maison Martin Margiela, Marc Jacobs. Brogues: Asos, Brooks Brothers
Here is polished casual look, via Stockholm Streetstyle, to kick off your weekend! It combines classic pieces that every woman should have in her wardrobe: black trousers, a white T, denim jacket (particularly love her moto-style), and menswear-inspired flats! Adding cool shades and an oversized clutch keeps the look young and modern. Have a great weekend!
P.S. Don’t forget to check out my style profile on Keaton Row – It is all done online, so sign up to be one of my first clients! Also hop over to the KR blog for the “7 Days of Holiday Style” countdown to the launch!

1 Piece, 3 Ways: Lace Pants

1 Piece, 3 Ways: Lace Pants
I hemmed and hawed over the Zara pants I posted yesterday (here)… I wasn’t sure how versatile they could be given the pink-ish hue and texture. I pulled the trigger anyway, and have found them to be surprisingly functional. I’ve put together three different looks for play, work, and a holiday party using this similar version by Malene Birger.
Look 1: The best way to dress down trousers is to add a comfortable sweater and flats. Wrap a leopard-print scarf around your shoulders, and you have a modern Audrey Hepburn-look.
T-neck Sweater: Alexander Wang, Scarf: Lucky Brands, Flats: via INDRESSME, Bag: The Bridge (similar), Bracelet Watch: Brooks Brothers, Hoops: Lucky Brand 
Look 2: A crisp, white oxford and navy blazer make these trousers office-appropriate. Add interesting nude pumps and a wrap watch to keep it fresh and cool.
Oxford: AllSaints, Blazer: J.Crew, Shoes: H&M, Bag: Victoria Beckham, Watch: Kate Spade New York, Studs: Pim & Larkin
Look 3: ‘Tis the season to party! Oxblood and peach are a beautiful and rich color combination. Add a sparkly, collar necklace and on-trend metallic pumps to complete the festive ensemble!
Blouse: NSF, Metallic Pump: Casadei, Necklace: Kate Spade, Rings: Gorjana, Coat: Tsumori Chisato, Bag: Marc Jacobs
Which look is your favorite? XO

Chic Travels


My recent travels got me thinking about what to wear when you are setting off on an airplane. Comfort is obviously key, but that doesn’t have to mean sweatpants, leggings, or other articles of loungewear. These pieces are much better left at home. (Please, please leave these at home!) I wasn’t able to get any shots of my own travel attire, but I’ve recreated looks above inspired by my own.

The first outfit combines comfy trouser pants with a basic tank top. Comfy trousers look put together and modern without the feeling of being constricted during a long flight. I always get chilly on airplanes, so I recommend layering with a cardigan or a scarf, which can easily be removed and stowed upon arrival (if your destination happens to be tropical or warm like mine.) Another unfortunate effect of flying for me is that my feet swell, so I typically go with sandals to allow for this unlucky expansion.

The second outfit I love for travel is designed around the very breezy and trendy maxi skirt. Pair a cotton maxi skirt with a boxy sweater and a scarf for optimal comfort. This will look wrinkle-free and chic throughout the trip. I added a fun floral corset top underneath for a totally new outfit upon arrival. For both travel looks, I did minimal jewelry because airport security is so strict now, and it would be hell taking off an arm party at every security check-point. I also added a big, roomy satchel where you can store your magazines, books, iPod, etc. for the flight. Let me know what your go-to travel style is in the comments. And stay tuned for some shots from my trip to St. Thomas!