Vogue a Trois: Summer Reboot

Posted on June 03, 2013, 6:11 pm
5 mins

Isabel Marant Caleen Embellished Leather Boots

Isabel Marant Caleen Embellished Leather Boots

 

Summertime can bring out the freedom from not only heavy layers, but from the usual defined style that so many of us cocoon ourselves in—what we know we like and feel comfortable in. When the weather warms up, it is a great time to experiment with the more playful side of fashion, try something new and lighten up a little. This week we are going to have some fun with a trend that pops up in one form or another every few seasons: the western boot. Personally, I love a great classic western boot, but this year in particular with the introduction by designer Isabel Marant of her high heeled and studded Blackson boot, the western boot is as hot as its ever been.

While I love this style completely, it appears so does everyone else, and it is difficult to find these days. Luckily, I am also a fan of Isabel’s Caleen boot, with its studded, slouchy-yet-cool look, and it is my pick for this week’s piece styled three ways. The first look works for day to night with the Band of Outsiders Short Sleeve Dress, a pair of Juliet Roger turquoise rectangular earrings (a Seattle based jewelry designer), and the Belle Fleur enamel stone cuff by Kate Spade New York. Throw on a little cropped motorcycle jacket if it’s chilly. I fancy this Topshop Mirabelle biker jacket because of the cool details.

 

 

 

Band of Outsiders Short Sleeved Dress

Band of Outsiders Short Sleeved Dress

Juliet Rogers Turquoise Rectangular Earrings

Juliet Roger Turquoise Rectangular Earrings

Enamel Stone Cuff by Kate Spade

Enamel Stone Cuff by Kate Spade

Topshop Mirabelle Biker Jacket

Topshop Mirabelle Biker Jacket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A great jean silhouette to show off this boot is a skinny boyfriend jean, like the J Brand 1214 Aidan in the color Ringer. You can rock the lace trend with this fun little Daisy Lace top from asos.com over a plain white or black tank. And I am all about mixing the high and the low, so investing in an amazing bag is always a great way to spend your money—the Stella McCartney Falabella Abstract Printed Linen Chain Clutch is gorgeous, versatile and worthy of its price tag.

Stella McCartney Falabella Abstract Printed Linen Chain Clutch

Stella McCartney Chain Clutch

ASOS Daisey Lace T-Shirt

ASOS Daisey Lace T-Shirt

J Brand 1214 Aiden Denim

J Brand 1214 Aiden Denim

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The final look that I love includes the fantastic fit and look of the Rag & Bone The Legging Jean, a coated denim in the color shoreditch. Coated denim is one of my favorites for a dressier look that has a bit of rock and roll vibe to it. The Johnny Farah Twist Red Belt has studded leather details that are fantastic, so show off its great style by adding a silk tank that is partially tucked in in front, like this Ella Moss Tiki Tank. I am loving the SunaharA Malibu Red Stone Sonic Ring—a stack of silver rings with red stones. Remember, it’s all in the details when you put your look together.

Rag and Bone Legging Jean

Rag and Bone Legging Jean

ohnny Farah Twist Red Belt

Johnny Farah Belt

Ella Moss Tiki Tank

Ella Moss Tiki Tank

SunaharA Malibu Red Stone Sonic Ring

Malibu Ring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The pieces I chose for the three looks all have elements that make them versatile enough to wear as I have styled them but they can be combined with each other to create a whole new look. And the beauty of the Isabel Marant’s boots is that they are an of-the-moment take on a classic boot, which can give any outfit you choose to wear them with an insta-glam update. Reboot your summer wardrobe with this fresh look that will take you from summer into fall.

Lisa Cole is the fashion and style writer for Vanguard Seattle, and her work includes her monthly column, Wear It Out, in which she styles looks based on the monthly theme of the magazine. Cole also covers fashion news and events, runway shows and boutiques. She has her own fashion and lifestyle blog, www.westfultonstreet.com, and is a member of Independent Fashion Bloggers and Fashion Group International.