Casual chic, the foundation of American fashion design, is experiencing a renaissance in the forms of newly hip golf wear and preppy classics (La Coste, docksider shoes) and slouchy, but refined, late-'70s to early-'80s-inspired prints. In keeping with the return of preppy, pink and green have been dubbed the colors for spring and summer. The Thundercats-esque print and wide boatneck of this green sweatshirt by Joe's Jeans is more Flashdance than "fore!" but can be prepped-up by layering over a collared shirt and paired with crisp capris or a tennis skirt. It feels like a sweatshirt, but has a slim, updated, flattering cut. This one shirt can make many looks. Dress it up with big hoop earrings, a bold neckerchief, sleek black capris and stilettos. Or pair it with your fave jean skirt for easy, casual cool.
Couture concert T's
Fashionable rockers who are too busy (or too pretentious) to scour flea markets for vintage concert T's will love Trunk. The limited edition seriographs of vintage rock T's are faithfully reproduced and hand printed from actual faded and well-worn T's. Each Trunk T comes with a unique serial number that ensures its limited edition status. While an actual "Like a Virgin" era Madonna T has more clout, the Trunk T's have reinforced seams and are built to last through another decade of wear and tear.
What are you wearing?
SHIRT From my own vintage collection
SKIRT Puma, from Posh
SHOES Arden B
JEWELRY Necklace from Posh, bracelet from Veronica's and ring from Pangaea
WHAT ARE YOU GAGGING FOR? A fierce white pin-striped suit
PERSONAL STYLE Sporty, sexy tomboy in five-inch heels.
Compiled and written by Amy Waddell, photos by Darek Bell