Prints are a surefire way to make a bold statement, and brightly colored patterns ooze vibrant, summery freshness. For a look that can easily transition back-and-forth between day to night, throw a casual denim vest over a bodycon aztec print number. Instant dress-down! Even in platform shoes, with shiny gold wrist candy, you won’t look too overdone.
While some of us relish in making snow angels and hurling icy handfuls of slush at our friends all winter long, many of us will be setting sail for a warmer climate once the New York winter sets in full force. If you’re one such lucky lady, you’ll be happy to know there’s one brand that has all of your holiday & resortwear dressing needs on tap—New York based Charley 5.0. If you’ve read our previous reviews on this line, you know there’s more to their game than jeans. They specialize in innovative ways to work denim and chambray into the wardrobe with fashion-forward styling in mind.
Underlined by a rich selection of colored skinny jeans, denim shorts, and chambray fashion separates, you can sink your teeth into the urban bohemian goddess look far sooner than summer heat waves creep up on the weather map. Check out these seven fierce looks below that will compliment any warm weather vacation you’re planning in the coming months.
Look 1. Boho babe.
This Tencel Denim Tie Front Blouse is an easy-on, easy-off compliment to the gorgeous Washed Silk Long Tank Dress in Aztec Print. The outfit is topped off with a floppy hat and wooden beaded necklaces for some serious boho flare. Put this outfit on, and you’re practically on vacation already.
Look 2. Beach bum.
The “The Long & the Short of It” denim deep v-neck top in “Cool Blue” says you’re ready to have some fun on the beach (or wherever the winds take you), and these Salt Women’s Premium Denim Cut-Off Shorts in Blush add a bit of flirty fun to the mix. The oversized pendant and sunnies lend an aura of laid back worldliness (and let’s face it, that’s what the stylish strive for, even when they’re taking a break from the world).
Look 3. Margarita!
If you’re looking for something with overt feminine appeal, the Washed Silk Button-Down Blouse in Golden Leopard Print is a promising pick, and the Salt Women’s Premium Denim Cut-Off Shorts in Lime are just the squeeze of citrus you need to take this fresh look from day to night in a snap.
Look 4. Tribal Beats.
Matching the first look in terms of bohemian flare, yet far more of the “I’m a professional vacationer and I will never go back to the office for the rest of my life” persuasion, the Washed Silk Fly Away Tank in Aztec Print is the ideal match for our favorite piece: the Tencel Denim Hippie Skirt in Faded Sky.
Look 5. Wild one.
A gorgeous, whimsical Washed Silk Basic Tee Shirt in Butterfly Jungle Print looks awesome against contrast Salt Women’s Premium Denim Skinny Jeans in cobalt blue. The navy wooden beaded necklace and hot pink turban add a few more flecks of resort-luxe to the mix.
Look 6. Tranquil & chic.
For something more subtle, go for the Washed Silk Button-Down Blouse in Cream, paired with the Salt Women’s premium denim skinny jeans in Light Coral—a color scheme that’s both tranquil and alluring with a spritz of turquoise and metallic around the neck. The best part? The fit of these jeans = smooth as butter.
Look 7. Sun Worshipper.
Finally, Washed Silk Tank in Cream makes for a perfect sunset separate when paired with the Salt Women’s premium denim skinny jeans in Lemonade, with delicate whisker fading. A red wooden beaded waterfall necklace brings the whole look together.
Ready to book your flight and pack a suitcase full of gorgeous? Check out Charley 5.0 online—we’ll let you know when these perfect holiday & resort pieces hit the racks.
Photos by Raffael Flores-Contreras, styling by Michelle Christina Larsen.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: aztec print, Boho style, Charley 5.0, ethnic print, holiday, resortwear, tribal print, what to wear on a cruise, what to wear on vacation
Ethnic and tribal-inspired prints are at the forefront of what’s in right now. From Mayan and Incan to Aztec and Navajo (sometimes even a cool hybrid of all of them) there’s totally something for everyone. We know things can get a bit tricky when it comes to prints, so we’ve put together a couple of looks to give you some outfit direction. The key is to take one bold statement piece and style it with simple and updated basics like cropped tees and a good dose of denim for a bit of cool edge. Keep things fully on-trend by throwing in some western bits into the mix like a cool modern boot and accessories with an earthy bohemian flare.
1. H&M Navajo print poncho ($28) — buy it at H&M.
2. Vanessa Mooney Ayasha woven bead leather necklace ($62) — buy it at Pink Mascara.
3. T by Alexander Wang cropped pullover ($92) — buy it at Barney’s.
4. KSUBI Alberceque cut-off denim shorts ($200) — buy it at Net -A-Porter.
5. Jeffrey Campbell Detention platform boot ($220) — buy it at Sole Struck.
1. Topshop Aztec print cropped tee ($36) — buy it at Topshop.
2. James Perse drawstring cotton-jersey maxi skirt ($165) — buy it at Net-A-Porter.
3. Mode Kungen acid wash denim jacket ($120) — buy it at Mode Kungen.
4. Alexander Wang Anabel ankle boot ($275) — buy it at Yoox.
5. Vanessa Mooney pixie brass leaf bracelet ($57) — buy it at Boutique To You.
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Blue jeans are classic, but those in-the-know are reaching for more eccentric picks when they shop for their denim, and that includes wild prints and exciting new textures. Printed denim is the latest-greatest thing to hit the denim trend circuit (you recall the floral craze that happening in the spring, and the latest Native American print trend bursting onto the scene). We’re seeing plenty of evidence that this element will be alive in well come autumn at PROJECT NY. Neuw and Big Star, for instance, are dishing out plenty of exciting options to choose from.
Check out Blue Star‘s take on this fun trend:
Neuw‘s damask print can really make a statement (just don’t wear them together and get confused for a curtain)
Photos by Raffael Flores Contreras.
Tags: aztec print, Big Star, floral denim, Neuw Denim, printed denim, Project NY, project show, snakeskin print
Ethnic prints are all the rage, and blogger-darling Le Blog De Betty is more than happy to jump on the bandwagon with a recent street style snap. Vivid and loud, yet muted in color, the outfit includes a Navajo-patterned t-shirt from WkShp Clothing, bronze coated skinny jeans from Lee Anglomania, and the very-cool black & white contrast sandals from the H&M Against Aids collection. This is something we might wear towards the end of the summer (right now it’s over-90 in NYC, most of us cannot even imagine wearing jeans… poor Renee & Gordon!). None the less, this styling is red-hot.
Images via Le Blog De Betty.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: aztec print, Bohemian, coated skinny jeans, ethnic print, h&m against aids, le blog de betty, lee anglomania, navajo print
Artisan De Luxe is a premium denim brand that prides itself on the fashion that brings the beauty and imperfections of the individual artistic touch. Each piece is unique in its craftmanship and the Fall 2011 collection does not differ nor disappoint in any way. You can see this in the Mexican Blanket inspired jacket, as well as the Aztec scarves, and colorful prints that could electrify any wardrobe. Founder and Designer, Philipe Naouri says: Fall ’11 is pure American Vintage with a Southwest Influence”. We’d like to have one of each! Here is a sneak peak into Fall 2011.
You can also read our exclusive interview with Philipe Naouri himself.
Tags: american vintage, artisan de luxe jeans, aztec print, denim king, ethnic print, Fall 2011, mexican print, philipe naouri, western style