Stylish Pieces for May
From a certain point of view, May might just be the most ideal month of the year. The sun hasn’t gotten too hot and the woes of wintertime gloom are long gone. The excitement of summertime adventures still lie ahead, yet things are currently blooming all around.
Since the forecast is taking a turn for the better, why not dress for it? Don brighter colors and make bolder statements. Now that you no longer need that heavy winter coat, you can explore layering ideas and opting for pieces that can be transformed from daywear to nighttime garb. Celebrate the season by picking up some of these gorgeous head-turning pieces from these fabulous retailers.
There’s something about stripes that can bring a smile to anyone who sees them. They’re cheery and have the capacity to break up an outfit in a fun way. Spring is a great time to add some vibrancy to what you wear, and striped pieces are a sure-fire way to do that. The Line’s Khaite Emelia Tank is a nautical, viscose, square-necked tank which bears a flirty Audrey Hepburn quality. Accentuated with tubular seaming along the bodice and bisecting the back, this top is perfect for Sunday brunch. To ring in the spring in a breezier, earthier way, check out Copious Row’s Linen Slip Dress, which is a stark white spaghetti-strapped number stitched with whimsical, wavy, red and white striping detail along the top and bottom.
Flatforms have been championing the main attraction of a platform shoe with the ease and comfort of a flat. Be it a sneaker or a sandal, you’ll be able to step up a bit with these bad boys. Give yourself a little height by drawing attention to all the right places this season.
Teva’s got an elegant version of a Flatform Sandal, which is a reinvented version of the brand’s traditional model. An elegant black pair of these kicks are just what the doctor ordered to spice things up without compromising foot comfort. The white version is also a posh way to pop especially, when paired with
a great pair of jeans. Zimmerman’s Perforated Oxford Flatform come in a super-stylish blue leather and are accented with waxed cotton cord laces tipped with silver toggles. If you’re looking for sleek and whimsical flatforms, they are an absolutely exquisite way to go.
OVERSIZED CARRY-ALL BAGS
Getting out of dodge requires more than just motivation and a perfect ensemble. You’ll need a great bag to cart all of your gear around. The oversized carry-all bag has transformed travel, as it’s now possible to tote around everything in one stylish pack for a weekend getaway. Mark and Graham’s soft Suede Boho Tote, which is available in three deep, bold colors, bears glorious craftsmanship and boasts incredible durability. The expansive interior will fit everything you’ll need, while the chic leather straps will make it a breeze to carry.
Cuyana’s magnificent Weekender Bag sets the bar high for the days-long getaway, with gold metal hardware, zippers, leather handles, and luxurious twill lining. With sturdy cotton canvas on the outside, it’s a stylish and versatile bag that has plenty of room for all of your odds and ends.
When garments can be useful, their wearability is amped way up. Function and form can exist peacefully side by side when utilitarian chic is the modus operandi. Pockets, loops, collars, buttons, and zippers are all excellent features for functional pieces and can allow for easy segues from daytime to nighttime if you choose carefully. What’s great about items like these is that they require little-to-no effort.
Revolve’s Camille Jumpsuit is a prime example of this, made from a flirty striped cotton/viscose blend that’s perfect for spring. The halter top sets it apart from those stodgy jumpsuits that hide your curves, while the pleats in front are made to flatter. Theory’s Necktie Dress is another utilitarian piece that merges some frivolity with a wide and adjustable neckline. Cut from luxurious Italian stretch cotton, the sleeves are cuffed, and there are handy interior drawstring ties. It’s a posh reinvention of the shirt dress, embracing strength and structure while still highlighting all of your best assets.