Skirting In Stripes

Swapping out the denim lately for skirts and dresses. Adding more color and prints. Wearing my closet! A spring purchase and turns out to be my best purchase from Tory Sport. A tech knit skirt that does not wrinkle, holds its shape, and is the most flattering skirt I own! Hands down my favorite skirt! It feels sporty, feminine, and comfortable. It is one of those pieces that will go the distance. Colors are fab. A piece that I can work for many different occasions. I kept it simple with the basic tee but adding another stripe on top would make it more playful and interesting. Paired with a basic tee from Everlane, old Céline bag with the old logo that remains to be a favorite for all occasions, classic Vaurnet sunglasses, and my everyday Suicoke’s slide sandals that I found in the men’s section. Old sailor knot braided bracelets found at an outdoor market in Florida. I think I paid two for $20 and wear them all summer long!

Street Style At PFW

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Paris Fashion week could be one of isostilo’s favorite of the fashion weeks as far as street style is concerned.  No rules applied!  Pulling out all the stops and not holding back.  Women flaunting their style.  Personal style is delivered from bold to muted colors, oversized statement pieces, eye-catching ruffles, elongated sleeves, big cuffs, and layers of pleats.  All the shades of green are hard to ignore.  The knee socks and sneakers have me heading straight to Nike.

The range of fashion is great, wide, and unique.  Everything you hope for with fashion week.  I am a big fan of women blending feminine and masculine silhouettes.  I love the longer skirt hems, fuller trousers at any length, the variety of footwear, to the statement accessories.  Nothing is boring and the most subtle of styles is defiantly never not considered!  The last image is my favorite.  The 80’s influenced Vetements jacket is so flipping street chic cool especially paired with this ensemble.  The skirt and red belt with a clip attachment is simply perfection.  Sign me up for the whole look minus the heels (sneakerhead here).

(check out isostilo’s earlier posts on NYFW and  Milan for more street style images)

Flames, Neons, and More At Milan Fashion Week

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Italy delivered some bold street style last week.  Here our some isostilo’s favorites from Milan’s fashion week.  Bright neon is winning my heart at the moment.  Inspiration is off the chart.  Time to let loose with your personal style.  BTW add some green to your life.  Totally respecting how it takes on different personalities in some of these images.

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As I was searching for some inspiration for possible new sunglasses, I came across style icons Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway in The Thomas Crown Affair (great movie and will watch again on my upcoming trip).  Not only the eyewear but the fisherman sweater, trench, headscarf, and neutral tones have me thinking they exude cool, perfect style.  These pics also reaffirm that all these pieces should be in everyone’s wardrobe.  They are timeless and classic.  What else can I say?  I just recently checked off the fisherman sweater and love it.  I will be trying on the SM iconic style Persol’s 649- Originals as well as the ISBA from Oliver Peoples.  Trenches and scarves, every stylish designer has their take in this department.  So find your favorite and it will be worth the investment.

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Always Good With Jane Birkin

Jane Birkin is without a doubt a style icon.  The pictures say it all!  Her timeless and classic beauty inspires all (isostilo included).  She has an effortless and natural demeanor of the girl next door.  Her simple style takes her from city cool to beachside casual in simple classic pieces.  Her basic white tee-shirt paired with a fringed denim is edgy, sexy, and sweet all at the same time.  Always feminine but the rolled up shirt sleeves coupled with layered necklaces take the look into new territories.  Her style is hers and Jane wears the clothes.  Her casual elegance is perfection! The basket bag never gets old.  The five summer styles pictured above show all the basic pieces one needs in their closet:  tee-shirt, white button down, denim of your choice, espadrilles, simple bikini or a simple black one piece , and a woven bag. (Madewell, J.Crew, Net-A-Porter, and Mango are always good places to start your search)

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One Pair of Pants 2 Ways OOTD

A pre Memorial Day rule breaker but when you love something there are no rules!

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Beacon Hill Garden Tour

Hitting the streets with my gal pal to explore the hidden gems of Beacon Hill. Going bright with a crisp full leg cord trouser paired with a playful navy sweater from Comme des Garcons (a year round piece). Nike Air Max sneakers because who doesn’t wear sneakers these days but also perfect for marching the streets and climbing stairs to view the lovely gardens.  Also CPW is looking pretty good.  I love to be hands free so my Bottega Veneta is really in the mix these days.  Casual afternoon attire with no fuss to enjoy a happy spring day with a friend!

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Part 2: With a small window of time to freshen up my look before heading out for an evening with some sweet mamas from my son’s school.  I swapped out the sweater but kept the navy look because I was digging the blue and white combo.  A quick change into a short sleeve solid navy t-shirt and an oversized navy blazer with white dots from Maison Kitsune.  Added a pink lippy for a pop of color to my face.

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Marni Marni Marni! A forever piece that will be on repeat.

Mama’s new Marni bag from Mother’s Day.  This clutch was made for me!  When your boys know your style you just get giddy with excitement especially when it is totally unexpected with NO HINTS!  Ready for the night with the just the essentials.  xo

FYI I am a big believer in wearing pieces over and over again.  I love occasionally adding a new piece into the mix.  Life is busy enough and getting dressed should be fun, easy, and no stress!

 

Simple Saturday Style

I’m coming at you today while chillin at home with my simple go to uniform on this rainy Saturday.  A style that is also ready for an outing by just sliding into a pair of kicks.  Keeping it low-key just like a Saturday should be with just three basic pieces.  EFFORTLESS!  What is your go to look?

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Men’s Lacoste cardigan (men’s for a bit more oversized fit), white tee from Everlane (super soft and moves with you), Simon Miller denim (go to denim)

Stepping Into Spring OOTD

City living and keeping the look fresh and light is the goal.  Who doesn’t love the sweet spot before the summer temps strike?!  Yesterday’s look was all about being able to properly chill in the park.  Spring and all its glory is giving everyone a reason to dress with pops of color.  Darker tones can have a much deserved timeout.

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Crossover bag for hands free action

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Stylish kicks for walking the city

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Fresh new phone cover for spring is an easy spring accessory

OOTD: Nike Airmax (walking on clouds), Frame Denim (all about the slit), A Detacher sweater (from Covet & Lou is getting lots of wear so CPW is coming down!), Bottega Veneta bag (an oldie but goodie gift from my husband is a timeless piece), iDeal of Sweden phone cover, watch borrowed from my husband, OTIS sunglasses

Thursday’s Style Along With A Pop of Trend

A total errand day!  Getting ready for a weekend in Vermont along with some Easter bunny duties.  The sun was shining and the weather had me in a pickle.  I questioned the temperature would reach high 50’s but it is spring and I was optimistic.  I went with layers.  Super easy to peel off as the day warmed up.  I have been committed to breaking out some old goodies from my closet and yesterday was the perfect day to for a spring friendly knit sweater.  The sweater was the piece and the rest was easy.  Paired with a current denim style that has a fuller leg, a stripe top (stripes always in style), white kicks, and finished off the outfit with an on trend piece, a cloth bag.  I went with a denim on denim look but could have easily gone with a trench jacket.

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Creamy sweater from ANNELORE.  It is all about the details!  A feminine top layer piece that is just lovely!

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Stripes anytime from Mads Norgaard.  This is a basic piece for me.  Simon Miller jeans are also a staple and in heavy rotation these days. The watch is my husband’s, Tag Heuer Carrera 1964 reissue.  It’s my new love to sport.

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Denim on denim with Acne Studios oversized jacket.  I bought this a bit bigger for a slouchy look and to layer  over sweaters. I like how the denim adds some edge to the sweater. Hey no beanie on that girl!

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On my second pair of my Comme des Garcons x Converse kicks.  Everyone needs at least one pair of white sneakers. I actually like them more when they get broken in and a bit dirty.  Gives them character.  Little pom pom socks for some extra fun.

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Cloth bags are sweet, fun, interesting, and lightweight. Also the easiest and inexpensive trend to add to your style.  I love the red and white gingham.  It’s spring baby and the sun is out!

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Wishing you all a happy weekend! Tulips for everyone on this long holiday weekend xo

The ANNELORE sweater was from the good old days when Louis Boston was on Newbury Street.  I loved this store for their curated selection of merchandise. They were hunters of upcoming brands along with bold designers like Dries Van Noten.  Each floor was beautifully arranged.  It was a place to explore and a paradise for fashion mavens.

OOTD Yesterday

Yesterday’s style.  I’m holding on to winter just so I can get some more wear out of my outerwear!

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Beanie Gift From My Husband + Recycled Shopping Bag That Has Become My Handbag

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Sweatshirt + Denim = isostilo

Beanie:

I’m a beanie girl.  Meet my new love.  A gift from my husband from his Japan travels.  He knows my style too well! I love the patch and the blue on blue.  The Japanese have perfected the attention to detail.

Bag:

I am recycling a cloth skull and star shopping bag from a store purchase that I made some time ago in Amsterdam.  I love handbags and have spent years collecting them.  But funny how this cloth bag seems more my style lately.

Sweatshirt:

Along with the beanie came a sweatshirt.  The dyed indigo blue sweatshirt has an irregular texture and surface that will only get better with wear.  I appreciate the detail of the deeper blue ribbed cuffs and neck that gives the sweatshirt a hint of a worn in look.  For a blue loving girl like myself, this has become a favorite.

Denim:

As promised I have been committed to wearing what’s in my closet.  I’m falling back in love with my old favorite DENHAM jeans (my booty jeans). DENHAM are jean makers and are all about the details.  For me, this particular pair are all about the back pockets.  They are a straight fit and work well with kicks or a kitten heel.

Jacket:

My absolute favorite new piece added to my outerwear arsenal.  This was a recent sale bin score from Henrik Vibskov.  I immediately fell in love with this hip length, two-tone color (unusual paring I thought) puffy with a blue wave that hugs the jacket.  It is one piece that you either love it or question the hell out of it.  I Love It!  A forever piece for me.  Fashion forward and playful at the same time.