Monday, June 30, 2014

Summer Stacking with Celebrity Stylist, Derek Warburton

Our friend and ultra-chic style adviser, Derek Warburton of Derek Loves Shopping fame, swung by to give us some visual summer stacking tips and make some hot picks for the season. It's such a treat whenever he comes to town and even more so when he gives us insight into his killer sense of personal style. If this guy offers style advice, you'd better listen up!

Fingertip to Elbow
Sea Glass: $22 at Pickwick's Mercantile
Yellow Maine Glass: $24 at Pickwick's Mercantile
KJP Vicker's Bow: $36 at Pickwick's Mercantile
KJP Leather Wrap: $56 at Pickwick's Mercantile
KJP Rope: $42 at Pickwick's Mercantile
KJP Atlantic Pearl: $68 at Pickwick's Mercantile
Stacking Tip One: Be Fearless
Don't be afraid of stacking the bright and the beautiful. Use your favorite statement pieces together and don't save them for special occasions. Like you, they're too cute to hide away.

Stacking Tip Two: Build a Color Story
Nothing thrills the heart or renews the spirit like a rainbow. Carry one on your wrist and push away summer storms from the inside out.

Stacking Tip Three: MiX iT uP.
Break up bracelets of similar shape and size with a bold shape, size, or texture. The green KJP Vickers bow looks so content, nestled in there between a strand of bright yellow glass from Maine and a Kiel James Patrick rope. While on display, it also creates a frame for either side of the stack.

Prince & Bowery Bracelets: $60 at Pickwick's Mercantile
Stacking Tip Four: Switch It Up
Bracelets are easy storage. Tuck them away in a pocketbook and transition into darker shades for going out to dinner or seeing a show in Prescott Park. 

Stacking Tip Five: All Hail Prince & Bowery
Prince & Bowery bracelets are perfect stacking material, whether mixed with completely different companies or dressed up together.

Stacking Tip Six: Monochrome is Cool
This bracelet stack is a crimson slick of lipstick. It's a car chase. A strobes-only light show. It's steel and asphalt and absolutely, impossibly cool. Black and white will never go out of style and, if you're going to make an investment, you will be able to use such a piece over and over again.

Derek's first summer pick is this gorgeous Campomaggi bag. One of a kind, we've never had another Campo piece with this unique silvered burnish to it. Handmade in Teodorano, Italy, this is a piece that will last you summer after summer, for the rest of your seasons.

Innouitoosh scarf: $130 at Lady Pickwick's
Innouitoosh 100% cotton scarves from France have an effortlessly chic design, with an equally effortless weight. Somehow their colors manage to go with everything- bright and curious shades that pull an outfit together by being the center of it.
Pomegranate sarong - $40 at Lady Pickwick's
 Sarong? Scarf? It's too cute to bother yourself over it, either way. One of the best things about summer is getting away with white all season long. I say, take advantage of that! The bright tassel keeps the look from getting too boring. Keep the clean lines for winter- summer is all about organized chaos and  whimsy.

We love a visit from Derek and, just seeing the chic and funky scarf action happening on my shop girl head, you can guess that the pictures from this visit aren't quite over. Keep an eye on this space for a tutorial on how to wear turbands and head-scarves in fresh and lovely ways!

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