Ok, so the sun is beginning to shine. Sometimes it feels like summer and you’re pulling layers off one by one. Other days, it feel like the sun has played a nasty trick on you when you step outside and feel the cold chill in the air that will rush between your bones for most of the day if you don’t throw a thin wool coat on.
At Stil James, we love high-low items that make you feel fabulous despite the ups and downs that come with the temperature over the next couple of months.
Here are a few of our top picks to help you transition from Spring to Summer:
Ripped Boyfriend Jeans: Anthropologie is one of our favourites for jeans. For a more cost-effective pair, Zara has a great selection for all body types. If you have a petite or athletic frame don’t worry about ‘saggy bum syndrome,’ if it’s the right jean, the saggy bum is all part of the look. A lot of people struggle with this because they feel that jeans should always be tight-fitting and ripped pants are only for the very, young. Not true. Jane Seymour was just photographed in a serious pair of boyfriend jeans and a fuchsia cashmere sweater that put her on the radar this week in the fashion world.
Crisp white casual button-down shirt: Jcrew, Free People, Zara, Biscuit & Gap, shall we go on? Find a good quality button-down that you can throw on that always looks fresh and clean. Watch out for certain materials that wrinkle easily like linen and silk, so that you’re not constantly steaming or ironing. In-or-out? We love the front-half tuck.
Long neutral cardigan: Aritzia, Club Monaco, Winners, the list goes on. This is a good piece to invest in. I recommend a mix-blend of high quality fabrics that won’t shrink up on you. Make sure it’s a warm grey, cream or black that will work with all of the colours in your wardrobe.
Slides, slides, slides: I know what you’re thinking, these are very 2017…. but the joy that slides bring us, garners at least one more year of wear. Free People, Winners, Jcrew, John David Shoes and DSW Shoes is where we look to hunt down the best pair of slides at a great price-point. We are seeing more Gucci knock-offs than ever before in the slides world. And as much as we all want real Gucci shoes in our closet, it’s not always the most practical, so this is the ONLY permission you will get from us to knock-off. That’s right. No more Canal Street LV bags made from plastic. Those days are long gone…
Finally, for this neutral look we always want to have our accessories pop. Don’t be afraid to throw on big, colourful earrings – it is Spring after all. Add a great bag and perhaps a fun hat, and you’re off to the races.
Have fun & stay stylish ladies.