Wednesday, May 21, 2014


There are shirts and then there are shirts. And luckily enough, we've gotten in a lot of shirts lately. We have so many good ones I knew I needed to style them up for you, our adoring audience (right?). For those who know me, it comes as no surprise that with all the incredible dresses we have in the store, my obsession always falls with separates. I find them more versatile: easy to layer, mix and match and frankly more comfortable. So styling these tops was no difficult task for me. Also, go figure that three of these outfits are black and white. It's my color palette! I can't help it! There are some colorful ensembles here, however, and I hope you find at least one that you like!

Look 1: Night Out
This top is everything! From the black sheer trim and bow to the 3/4 length sleeves - it looks like something Chanel would design this year. I toned down the sweetness with a classic black leather mini skirt. Throw on some sassy shoes and you're done!

Look 2: Beach Bum
This knit top is slouchy and cool, epitomized. From the shell shape with split sides, to the au courant fringe at the bottom (as Cara noted the other day) - it's a beautiful marriage between modernity and hippiedom. Add some even more shredded shorts, some purple John Lennon sunglasses and a chunky black necklace, and you're ready to hang all day at the beach.

Look 3: Parisian Tween
The muted floral of this top is made better only by its slouchy fit. I paired it with a Christian Dior cotton skirt with the same muted color palette (a really easy way to mix prints), added a faux leather belt, a white scarf and added a bit of tweendom with the clear Jellies! You're ready for a funky, chic bike ride around the city!

 Look 4: Nautical Mama
Portlandia's "Put a bird on it" was and continues to be on point with what catches peoples' fancies. This seagull print top by Catalina made me think of a hip mom chasing after her kids as they run down the wharf. Culottes are the thing this summer and this navy pair fit the bill perfectly. Just add some wayfarers and some navy Keds to match!

Look 5: Working Woman
This blouse from the 40's is seriously incredible. With its wide collar, robin's egg blue color and bonnet and flower print, it's what every woman working in a creative field would call a workhorse blouse. It can be dressed up for meetings or dressed down with jeans for a weekend excusrion. I went middle of the road and had some fun print mixing with this navy and white striped midi skirt. The olive green in the necklace is unexpected but pairs perfectly with the color palette of the blouse.

Look 6: Maggie's New Outfit
Along with the striped skirt above, we got in this Christian Dior classic black blouse and it was love at first sight. Then lo and behold we also had these relaxed, black and white print culottes on hand and this black and gold hardware belt and I thought to myself, "how do I not own all of these pieces?" The other accessories were easy, too, the sunglasses mirrored the print of the culottes, the gold necklace matched the gold of the belt (though that's not a steadfast rule anymore) and the black tassel loafers are equally as funky as the rest!

It's incredible the items we get in the store and how modern they are, and this bunch of blouses really drives that point home. Vintage is such an incredible asset to a contemporary wardrobe and Street Scene's got just what you need!

- Mag

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