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)