Julie Pelipas: Sweater Envy

3dc9ac9883a610c67ab2e86583038978Julie Pelipas is the fashion director at Vogue Ukraine. Not only does she have an amazing sense of personal style but I love her whole philosophy on getting dressed and how she chooses quality over quantity.  I found an interview she did for Net-A-Porter where she talks about shopping smart and not owning a lot.  ” I don’t actually shop that often; I try to follow Vivienne Westwood’s rule that you should buy less, choose well, and make it last. So now I only purchase things I will love and wear forever, and not just forget about them in a couple of months”.

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Also, she definitely knows how to wear a fabulous sweater.

Image #1 photo credit: Vogue Paris

Image #2 photo credit: Adam Katz Sinding

“Buy less, choose well.”

Vivienne Westwood

The Power of the T-shirt

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You may think a t-shirt has little importance in your wardrobe, but I’ve recently found the perfect v-neck black t-shirt on Aritzia’s website and it’s from The Group by Babaton. It’s tailored but still gives you a feminine look. The fabric is a blend of Peruvian pima cotton and modal. Super comfy which is key, and works with everything from jeans to suits. When building your wardrobe, you need to have those classic items that will never go out of style and are reliable. Whether you choose black or white, make sure you find the perfect fitting t-shirt that suits your body. This t-shirt will take me from day to night, season to season, and will never date itself.

Below I’ve paired the black t-shirt with an IRO tweed jacket and a Hermes silk scarf. When completing the outfit remember that the shoe will dictate where you are going. For example, with this  I paired with a sleek leather mule with a kitten heel and dark denim which is perfect for going out to dinner with girlfriends. This same look would also work with ankle boots, ballet flats and a fashionable sneaker.

“Anyone can get dressed up and glamorous, but it is how people dress in their days off that are the most intriguing.” 

Alexander Wang