Well, my friends, tomorrow is the big day- my sis and I are headed to Charlotte to see the one and only Paul McCartney live in concert. Can you say, "Ooooooooooooooo!"
Of course, Beince and I have been taking stock of our wardrobes and assessing the outfit situations, as we take seeing one of our life-long icons very seriously. As much as I love Kate Moss and her fellow rock 'n roller model friends, I've decided that Trish Wescoat Pound, founder of Haute Hippie, will actually serve as my ultimate rock-and-roll style icon.
Pound founded the gorgeous Haute Hippie line in the Fall of 2008, designing for dressing ease combined with a glamourous edge. Her goal is to create the "Ultimate Closet," where all the pieces can be mixed and match- thanks to her standard color palette of blush pinks, ivories and greys- and do not subscribe to seasons or trends. Her line consists of Art-Deco style flapper dresses, sequin minis, and sparkly statement necklaces as well as basic blazers, boyfriend cardigans and soft tees. ALL of these are meant to be worned dressed up and dressed down, which is part of Pound's brilliance and Haute Hippie's versatility.
Necklace Tee, a standard in the Haute Hippie line year after year
Would be gorgeous with...
As seen in the video Shopbop posted in March, Pound artfully layers boyfriend cardigans with fringed dresses or simple tees with sequin skirts for day or night, winter or summer. (Click here to check it out!) "Mixing Ingredients" allows girls to invest in a few key pieces and wear those special items in different ways from day to day. For example, you could wear the above outfit in the summer for a fun night out or pull on black tights and boots with a long cardigan for an evening out in the fall.
Simply put, I find Haute Hippie clothing and its approach to dressing fun, playful, interesting, and provocative. How liberating to only purchase a few glamourous pieces here and there but find a plethora of options when combined with the right basics!
Here are a few of my favorite special pieces:
Toss this vest over a crew-neck, solid t-shirt dress...
Belt a long, gray cardi over this gorgeous number for day and pair with black suede ankle booties for day...lose the cardi for night!
So easy with a black tee, tights, and boots...
Pheasant Feather Skirt from Shopbop
Gorgeous on its own with sandals for summer. Sleek with a black blazer for fall.
Gorgeous with a grey tee and black skinny jeans this fall or over a slinky silk dress now!
Beaded Short Jacket from Net-A-Porter
See how Gossip Girl costumers styled it on Blake Lively!
On the set of Gossip Girl as seen on Closetcravings.com
Haute Hippie makes glamour approachable and accessible. So for tomorrow night, I'm going to remember to mix my ingredients, be inspired by vintage and, most importantly, be true to my personal style. After all, The Beatles are a band of the '60s.
Certainly Sir Paul will know a haute hippie when he sees one.