We’re seeing chokers everywhere this season, from snaps of celebrities, to the runway, and cool girls on the street. So we’ve brought back a wide selection of chokers from our latest buying trip in L.A. We’ve got chokers in velvet, lace, leather or chain to wear with every summer outfit.
We’ve picked out some faves to show you how we’re styling chokers this season.
This casual outfit is punched up with a velvet choker in a rich color.
Get the Look:
Orchid velvet choker, $12.00
Flat lens cross bar sunglasses, $12.00
Olive green satin bomber jacket by Sans Souci, $68.00
Navy modal tank by Pink Note, $38.00
Paired with Kosås lip color in Royal, $24.00
A wrap style choker in a bright color is beautiful with an off the shoulder top.
Get the look:
Turquoise wrap choker with bead detail, $25.00
Off the shoulder body suit in white, by Makers of Dreams, $50.00
Paired with Kosås lip color in Thrillest, $24.00
Layer a simple choker with a longer necklace for 2x the style.
Get the look:
Black leather choker, $28.00
layered with Silver Double Tassel Karma Necklace by: Dogeared Jewelry, $74.00
Cross over top by Pink Note, $50.00
Clear and tortoise shell cross bar sunglasses, $12.00
Paired with Kosås lip color in Rosewater, $24.00
We love the weightless lip colors and sleek packaging from Kosås, available in the shop now. Formulated with antioxidants, green tea, rosehip and grape seed oil to heal cells and fight free radicals. Mango and Shea butters are added to heal, moisturize and protect lips, while preventing formation of fine lines. Sweet orange oil gives the line a luxurious scent. Kosås is free of parabens, phthalates, and sulfates. Stop in to see the whole line, here are colors we’ve featured above:
Indigo is the color of the season. We’re crushing on blue for spring and summer, mixing blue jeans with chambray or indigo prints you can’t go wrong with the color of the sea and sky.
|Edera Slim Overall from Mavi||Chambray Dress from Bella Dahl
||Claire Jean Jacket from Mavi
Check our Pinterest to see how we’re living with blue.
Cozy knits, rich textures and jeweled tones are our fall fashion inspirations. Shades of wine, aubergine and brick mix with autumn neutrals of indigo, navy and black. Prints abound this season, stripes and plaids mix with florals and tribal inspired motifs. Try a cropped top with high waisted maxis or jeans. Matching sets still feel fresh and are a great alternative to wearing a dress. Skinny jeans are a perfect balance to oversized sweaters, but we’re loving the new flared silhouettes as well. Find more inspiration on our FW14 pinterest board.
We love Henry and Belle Jeans for their fit, attention to detail and premium denim fabrications. Find your perfect fit, they have a beautiful range of style and washes. The belle effect, this original Chicago brand is as dedicated to craftsmanship as it is to humanitarianism. A portion of every Henry & Belle sale is set aside for charitable causes, including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Clothes4Souls, and Girls on the Run Chicago.
Mini Micro Flair Rustic Wash Jean The maximum stretch denim hugs your curves and the mini flair silhouette beautifully balances your proportions for a flattering line. Five pocket styling in a rustic, medium wash. The straight waistband sits just below the waist. While we think this subtle, softer take on the flare is particularly good for curvy girls, this Henry and Belle jean is super flattering on many figures. Shop it.
Super Skinny Pitch Black Ankle Jean Henry and Belle’s Super Skinny Ankle jean is perfect for petites who want a fitted look without the hassle of hemming. The straight waistband sits low on the hips. Soft, light-weight stretch denim in pitch black is smooth fitting for a true second skin style. Shop it.
Lila Straight Jean in Authentic Indigo Satin Denim Henry and Belle’s Lila Straight cut is a great alternative to skinny jeans.This classic style looks great on every figure. The Authentic wash has a light distressing with natural style whiskering on beautifully soft indigo denim. Shop it.
Everyone who lives in the midwest knows that the need for transitional dressing extends far beyond the start of the season. Creative layering and a thoughtful use of color can keep you stylish and comfortable on cool nights in August through scorching September days. We love this tunic from Tolani as the base for a casual transitional look. The rich jewel tone floral print keeps it summery and the lightweight fabric is perfect for layering. Pop it over jeans and add one of our two-ply cashmere ponchos from Claudia Nichole for cooler days.
The Madison Silk tunic by Tolani with tassels, $165.00 in-store
Lila Straight Jean in a light wash, authentic indigo satin denim by Henry & Belle, $180.00 in-store and online
Claudia Nichole cashmere dress topper poncho available in a rainbow of colors, $165.00 in-store.
Silvery leather wrap cuff with a two tone Jasper teardrop by Rachel Olesker, in-store $250.00.
Dainty granulated hoop earrings by Jane Daiz, $75.00 online or instore.
Art Nouveau inspired necklace with large striated Agate stone by Jane Diaz, $275.00 in-store.
Pitchfork takes over Union Park July 18th— 20th and Lollapalooza descends on Grant Park August 1st- 3rd. Alongside the music, the fashion scene is always major at Chicago’s biggest festivals. Stand out from the crowd and be seen with a free spirited look that shows off your personality.
Here are two festival styles we think are perfect:
Outfit details: The Bali tie dye strapless jumpsuit from Velvet is perfection for summer adventures. Stay cool while moving easily through crowds, need to climb a tree? No problem in this one piece wonder! The perfect accompaniment to bare shoulders is a bold statement earring. The Nameda Dangle Earrings by Catherine Page have the right amount of color and sparkle to stand out. Pack your daily essentials in a roomy tote, the slouchy Champagne Shimmer Cava Tote by Monserat De Lucca is a perfect pick in luxurious suede. The color and texture in this bracelet stack is major! We started with a Hook Wrap Bracelet by Giles and Brother, added a glittering beaded cuff from Huichol, and finish with a couple of tasseled bracelets!
Outfit details: This linen shirtdress from CP Shades gets a grungy feel when paired with a short boot. Tie a lightweight sweater around your waist and you’re set if you need to cover your shoulders from the sun, or if the evening turns cool. This black pullover in an open weave from Wooden Ships is the perfect weight. Add one special piece to elevate the look, the 15MM Meridian Cuff by Sarah Mcguire Jewelry is studded with Diamonds. Keep the hair off your face with a turban tied scarf and add a great pair of sunglasses. We finished the outfit with a delicate beaded butterfly necklace from Miguel Ases.
Find more ideas in our Festival Style dept!
Chicago’s Street Festivals are the perfect opportunity to explore a new neighborhood while sampling great food and enjoying live music! With something happening every weekend, you’re sure to find a fest to suit your fancy.
Jess Keys of The Golden Girl blog shared some great tips on what to wear at Chicago’s best neighborhood festivals with WGN morning news. Local bloggers showed off perfect hot weather styles (including finds from Art Effect) to wear when you’re heading to Wicker Park Fest, Taste of River North, Greek Fest or own our neighborhood’s upcoming Sheffield Garden Walk this summer.
A mini guide to Chicago’s 2014 Summer Street Festivals
- July 19-20th: Sheffield Garden Walk & Music Fest and the annual Lincoln Park Sidewalk Sale!
- July 26-27th: Wicker Park Fest
- August 9-10: Northalsted Market Days
- August 14-17th: Festa Italiana
- August 23-24th: Taste of Greektown
- September 20-21st: Design Harvest Fest
Did we leave your favorite off the list? let us know!
Summer’s prettiest color is a delicate whisper of blush pink! Found in clouds at sunset and petals on garden roses, we love this color on everything from a sofa and a silk blouse to a shiny lip gloss.
Get the look with a Pink Agate Druzy Necklace with Rose Gold rings from Melissa Joy Manning, $425.00, or a silk scarf from Echo, $68.00. I am naked roll on perfume from Danica is a sheer soft kiss of a scent with bergamot, acai’ berry, jasmine, geranium, ylang ylang, violet, sandalwood, and oakmoss. The dainty bottle is finished with a blush pink ribbon, a perfect pick me up for $24.00.
Sara Happ’s Lip Slip gives the richest, glossiest hydration imaginable to bring out the natural pink in your pout, $24.00. A vintage Royal Tettau china plate with a scalloped design in pink and gold is given unexpected edge with a portrait transfer of Lilith the Vampire Girl by Beat Up Creations. Sweet little trinket boxes look just as delicious as real Parisian macarons. A tiny gold bow decorates the clasp on these hinged ceramic boxes in the style of French Limoges porcelain, a sweet little gift for $10.00. Voluspa’s Bella Sucre candles are scented with notes of demerara sugar, tiare flower and coconut milk in a lovely embossed and scalloped glass votive. 6.2 oz size, in store for $22.50.
This pale pink living room is the dreamiest! Find more pink inspiration on our La Vie en Rose Pintrest board!
The Johnny Was Isabelle Blouse in a beautiful shade of blush pink features incredible detail and embroidery. This feminine style can be dressed up or down, a splurge at $235.00. The blush eyelet tank top trimmed with crochet lace and chiffon is perfect for a summer day in 100% Cotton, $88.00. How will you incorporate blush pink into your summer style?
Update your wardrobe with fresh white. Find the perfect white tee updated with a draped fit, sporty styled tops, or an oversized menswear inspired blouse.
|French Terri Faux Leather Lorinda Top by: Velvet $99.00||Polo White Oversized Shirt by: Mih Jeans $185.00||Capri White Pleated Back Tee by: Velvet $78.00|
Get the Look:
Yoon Veronica Deer Pullover Sweater
Intarsia knit sweater in wide stripes of eggplant and mushroom with an adorable pair of deer on the chest. $155.00
Three Dots Wine Long Tank
Ultra-soft and versatile, Three Dots long tank has max layering potential. $62.00
Sanctuary Charmer Forest Green Corduroy
The Charmer Skinny from Sanctuary flatters every figure with a cut that hugs the body without feeling constricted. $118.00 available in-store.
Altiplano Needlepoint Tote
Brown leather and floral needlepoint tote folded over as a clutch. $98.00 available in-store.