One of the things I love about fashion is acceptance of hypocrisy. One season you are judging a certain shoe and the next season you are wearing that same shoe. I once banned the color silver for an entire five years. Guess what my wedding ring is made from? You guessed it: platinum.
Our fashion loves and hates are shamelessly inconsistent and I applaud the sanction to change our minds. We are talking about fashion here people, not human core values. Stop taking yourselves so seriously.
Which brings me to the topic of Birkenstocks. My mother bought me my first pair as a kid and I wore them until the cork pitted out and the suede was covered in brown water stains. I went through a few more pairs after that, loving every minute of it. My wide feet had finally found a home on a springy bed of cork and leather.
Sometime during high school, I decided I was punk rock and Birkenstocks were a thing for smelly hippies. I was obviously cooler than that and wanted no part in it. My Birks were traded in for Dr. Martens and were given no further thought until now.
Birkenstocks are back! Semi-old news maybe. But I love declaring that I love a shoe I once hated. I love declaring that I love a shoe I once hated and loved before I hated it. Doesn't that feel good? Its fashion. I am allowed to change my mind.
There is no denying our new wardrobe stylist Josie Cabrera has amazing personal style. The second this New York transplant breezed into our studio last January, it was style love at first sight. This girl gets it let me tell you.
Amidst the confusion of moving studios and battling our scummy new landlord (we have to move again), I haven't had a chance to properly introduce Josie and sing her the praises she deserves. Be sure and check out her website here. She also shoots some pretty awesome analog photography and has a kickass personal Pinterest here.
We snapped a few photos outside the studio to show you how Josie wears some of our pieces. She is pretty much living in our Audre Lace Up Heels (named for my buddy Audre who owns Bolo Vintage) and these ripped up vintage jeans.
Here she has paired our Dragonfly Tee by Evil Twin with her fave jeans and shoes. The iridescent green sleeves on this top just kill me. I do have to mention that there are matching Dragonfly Shorts just in case you haven't seen them. The shoes are $48 here and the top is $65 here.
TOP // EVIL TWIN - DRAGONFLY
BACKPACK // VINTAGE - ON SALE SOON!
SHOES // AUDRE LACE UP HEELS
SUNGLASSES // STYLIST OWN
We know menswear inspired clothing has been around the block a few times, but we have to admit, we haven't quite seen it done in such a chic and effortless way before. The simplistic, oversized, yet still somewhat tailored silhouettes has the whole 'Who me? I just rolled out of bed looking this damn fabulous' ensemble nailed to a tee. So in other words, man up, ladies.