We are often asked about wardrobe “must haves” here at the shop. And it is part of our philosophy to inform our clients about what is most relevant to keep in your closet while stretching the budget by “mixing and matching”. Regardless of trends and seasons, there will always be those staples that can be modified to each individuals lifestyle…and here is the “Island life” list. It makes travel and wardrobe planning easy!
The intention here is to show the most basic (neutral) versions of each item and then show a glimpse of its varieties (classic/office, fun/play, boho/artsy), as each person has their own style! With a bit of imagination and the right accessories,virtually all of these pieces can be recombined for various looks. Remember how important fabrics are: Knits are essentially wrinkle-free, cottons and linens can work in the right style or print.
Here is the basic black pencil…because that style is not always right for all body types, other options are the A-line, longer linen, and a print.
multi-purpose as a jacket, tie up the tails, roll up the sleeves, wear as an understory or layer
What should be your most versatile piece…belt it, cardi it, tunic it..
Of course, our climate allows linen year round and our clients know we have a great selection…so here are other styles that also can work for day, fun and around town. Pant fit needs to be right on..we always suggest the “sit down test” (a/k/a/ “shake your booty” test) to ensure rise comfort and remember…that your height and shoe style dictate leg width.
For travel and occasions that call for it, a nice jacket is an important piece
We are known for our great Tee selection (mostly organic cotton and original artwork), that allow the comfort of your favorite tee, but are appropriate for daily life-just a bit better than “basic”. Now you will also find a discriminating collection of one-of-a-kind tops that you just need to come in to see, we just can’t photo them all!
We have all sorts of underwear solutions for cool summery clothing. Whether backless, strapless or plunging!
We can make many suggestions here in-store to work best with the clothing you need options for…
Finishing touches should be colorful, versatile and pack-able. Try fun scarves, that are wearable as headwraps, belts, sarongs and halters. Since the clothing palette we show here is neutral, go all out with the “icing” pieces. See more great jewelry here.
A girls gotta have a few awesome “dress up” pieces! Aside from the LBD, which we dedicated a webpost to a while back (revisit it here), summer is about froth…have fun with color and girly details.
AND….number 10 has got to be your arm candy…dont forget your man! We have great clothing for him too, see some here