Archive for November 7th, 2006

Ready Made Outfit: She’s the Man

Jump on the Menswear as Womenswear bandwagon with wardrobe staples from your closet…and that of your boyfriend.  To maintain the high style quotient, keep your masculine-wear elegantly simple.  You’ll radiate an effortless chic that the men in your life will want to emulate.

"She’s the Man" Fashion Formula  = V-Neck Sweater + Button-Down White Shirt + Tie + Pleated Trousers + Oxford Shoes.

v-neck sweater
Italian Cashmere V-Neck | $128 at Banana Republic

button down white shirt
Long-Sleeved Fitted Solid Shirt | $39.50 at Gap

Solid Repp Cambridge Tie
Solid Repp Cambridge Tie | $49.50 at J Crew

trousers
Raven Pleated Wide Stripe Herringbone Trouser | $212 from Shopbop

oxford shoes

Via Spiga Wagon Oxfords | $198 at Via Spiga

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Evelyn Handbag

Evelyn Handbag Designers Meghan Parsons and Manuel Opp of jack&marjorie combine Italian military surplus materials (wool blankets, parachutes, and webbing) with feminine materials like vintage lace, brocade, and buttons to create one-of-a-kind handbags.  We love their Evelyn handbag for its sophisticated marriage of materials.

Introducing jack&marjorie to us is Beklina, who runs her namesake family-owned and women-operated boutique that hand selects the best sustainable styles out there. 

Beklina recommends pairing the Evelyn handbag with black skinny leg organic Loomstate jeans or an ivory alpaca wrap dress with tall brown leather boots.

Fun fact about Beklina?  She’s obsessed with peacock feathers, and she draws a picture of a bird on every package she sends out for safe traveling. 

$150 at Beklina.

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