Category Archives: Work Clothes

Tunnel Vision

The sneakers + dress trend: we officially are OBSESSED! This combo is perfect for summer and getting you from place to place without a lot of fuss. It appears that the “athleisure” trend is here to stay and while that doesn’t always translate to working at a boutique, for us this means finding ways to incorporate casual/athletic pieces with dresses and boutique fashion. This Paige dress perfectly fits into this trend. And we love simply changing up your shoes can create an entirely different vibe without having to put forth a lot of effort. Effortless is what we’re going for here. Have a dress you love and feel like it’s only good for weddings? Throw that on and pair it with your worn out sneakers, ankle socks, a denim jacket, some lapel pins and a backwards baseball cap and you are good-to-go! There’s your look. Have you experimented with the athleisure trend? We hope its here to stay!

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“Lexine” Dress, Paige – $271
Sunglasses – $12
Sneakers, model’s own
“Radical” Sandals, Seychelles – $123

Thanks to Breigh for modeling and Paola Nazati Photography for the beautiful images.

Shift to Black

When in doubt, shifting back to those neutral tones and classic silhouettes can feel like the warm hug of familiarity and comfort! When using a neutral color pallet, feel free to experiment with new and different shapes and styles without feeling like you’re jumping too far out of the familiar. We fell in love with these square-toed slingback mules from Intentionally Blank, and while we no longer have them in store, this style is totally worth trying out! As much as we love trying new trends and styles, we appreciate Neuw Denim for keeping those classic looks in mind and we are thrilled to be getting more + more in the store from them (so keep your eyes peeled!)

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Kimono Dress, Neuw – $95
Honcho Mules, Intentionally Blank – $229
Earrings – $40
Necklace, NY Jewelry – $18

Thanks to Ellen for modeling and Paola Nazati Photography for the beautiful images.

S.O.S

Sometimes with fashion and putting together an outfit outside of your routine uniform, it means putting together pieces you wouldn’t think would go together. Utilizing different textures and fabrics within the same look adds interest and depth. We are loving this look styled with a chunky knit sweater and lovely emerald skirt. While it may not be instinctual to have these two items together, you can see these opposites really play off each other in creating a cohesive look. If you’re trying out this trend for the first time, keeping each piece in the same color family may help add some comfort and congruence. Too cold for bare legs? Add some tights or a neutral sock and you are weather-ready!

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Ulitmate Knit Sweater, Neuw – $132
Knee-length Skirt, Current Air – $56
“Gaggle” Heels, Seychelles – $123
Tassel Necklace, Seaworthy – $95
Earrings, NY Jewelry – $12

Thanks to Ellen for modeling and Paola Nazati Photography for the beautiful images.

Top Coat

Need a quick style elevation? Look no further than a little fur trim. The (Faux) fur trim trend is definitely one we can get behind. It is commonly thought that fashion tends to repeat itself, and fur accents + details are no exceptions. Find it on this luxurious Traffic People coat, dangling from your tote bag or purse, and even lining the hood of your favorite puffer jacket- this subtle statement helps with staying warm, adding interest, all while remaining classy.

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Fur Collar Coat, Traffic People – $253
Midi Slip Dress, Current Air – $63
Gaggle Heels, Seychelles – $123
Necklace, NY Jewelry – $18

Thanks to Breigh for modeling and Paola Nazati Photography for the beautiful images.

Mosaic

The Minxies are loving unexpected layering pieces this season- like these Neuw Denim Overalls. Gone are the days of only associating overalls with memories of romping around in the garden as children or painting your kitchen walls the perfect shade of salmon. Here we have paired these dark-wash overalls with a simple white long sleeve and black ankle booties from Frye. What really ties the entire look together is this Tracy Reese Overcoat, adding interest and warmth without completely over-shadowing the understated foundation. And can we take a minute to completely process how beautiful this Matt + Nat Crossbody bag is?! For those who have never crossed paths with this glorious brand- all of their pieces are made from 100% recycled materials. This vegan line puts an entirely new spin on what it means to be ethical and, still, incredibly fashionable and timeless. Sometimes it pays off to stick your nose out and see if there are any new spins on well-loved classics like overalls and leather accessories. You may just be surprised!

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Collar Overcoat, Tracy Reese – $198
Long Sleeve Knit Top, RD Style – $48
Georgia Overalls, Neuw – $143
Ilana Booties, Frye – $269
Earrings, Seaworthy – $64
Phi Vintage Crossbody Bag, Matt and Nat  – $130

Thanks to Breigh for modeling and Paola Nazati Photography for the beautiful images.

A Thousand Miles

In some cases, having a go-to outfit for a night out on the town can make the difference between saying ‘yes’ to that invitation or politely having to decline (No judgment from us, we’ve all been there!) We feel that fashion should never stand in the way of spending time with loved ones and creating memories. We love the combination of classic, neutral tones while playing with different fabrics and silhouettes. Keeping colors neutral and easy-to-pair makes creating an outfit effortless without sacrifice your personal creativity or style. It’s no secret that accessories can help elevate any look and that’s exactly what we have done here. When you have pieces in your wardrobe that speak to your personal style and remain timeless & classic, there is no need for a rain check!

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Olive V-neck Blouse, Lush – $44
Tie Belt Pant, Current Air – $46
Button Mules, Intentionally Blank – $189 (Now on Sale!)
Lucite Necklace – $80
Clutch  – $64

Thanks to Ellen for modeling and Paola Nazati Photography for the beautiful images.

Pretty in Mink Pink

As the winter chill unpredictably creeps in,  find clever ways to layer up without loading yourself down. Nobody likes to walk into the room and have to hold onto stacks of outer layers that are no longer necessary in heated space. Find a long sleeve crop top or your favorite sweater, and throw it on top of a dress to add some warmth without sacrificing your shape and silhouette. And when winter settles in for the season, say ‘good-bye’ to bare legs and seamlessly introduce some tights into this look.

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Puzzling Twist Midi Dress, Mink Pink – $109
Makers of Dreams Tie Crop-Top, Final Touch – $44
Native, Seychelles – $123
Tino (Hat), Bailey – $63
Ring, Roost  – $30

Thanks to Breigh for modeling and Paola Nazati Photography for the beautiful images.