6 Stylist-Approved Pieces You Need Now
Spring has finally sprung. The sun is out, temperatures are rising…and you have absolutely nothing to wear in your closet. That’s where Boyds Philadelphia comes in. The Rittenhouse Square mainstay is home to a team of stylish and seriously knowledgeable experts who are armed and ready to upgrade and elevate your springtime style.
To start your warm-weather wardrobe off right, we’ve polled six of their finest and fashionable team members to style their ideal ensemble. Take note!
All About the Accessory
The Staple: The Judith Leiber Couture Skull Minaudiere
Style Notes: Up the ante on any ensemble with this eye-catching clutch.
“You can save this for a special event or just wear it out to a fun dinner. It’s an item that will always initiate conversation and/or a smile from others,” insists Deborah Soss, Women’s GMM of Boyds. She suggests playing around with the way you wear it each time—“it can be held in your hand like a clutch or over your shoulder like a statement-making carryall”.
Desk to Drinks
The Staple: Antonino Valenti Elaine Rope Dress
“The best investment piece is one great dress that can take you from your desk to drinks, when accessorized differently,” explains Boyd’s Women’s Personal Shopper, Ramonita Farnesi. This black and white number is neutral enough to pair with almost anything and bold enough to still make a statement.
Playful Pops of Color
The Staple: Caroline Constas Alessandra Top
Style Notes: Pair it with playful but polished Rag & Bone jeans, and Respoke espadrilles for a casual day out with the girls or Ryland jean shorts by L’AGENCE and the sexy Nancy Gonazalez Tina Sandals for date night.
Nataliya Yermolenko, Women’s Assistant Buyer at Boyds insists the color, fit and fabric make this a go-to top for spring. “Move away from the cold shoulder look this spring to the sexier, trendier, off-the-shoulder style,” she suggests. Whether you’re headed to brunch in the city or a beach-side resort, this versatile piece can be easily dressed up or down. The pop of color and playful pattern can spruce up any spring time look.
The Staple: The Nour Hammour Cash Moto Jacket
Style Notes: Top a floral frock during the daytime or a dramatic dress like an Alexander McQueen Vintage-Inspired Mini Dress for an edgy yet feminine feel. Or wear it with slim and sexy L’Agence Margot High-Waisted Jeans and Gianvito Rossi Levy’s White Ankle Boots.
“Every woman should own a moto jacket—it’s a lifelong staple,” says Elisa Shulick, Boyd’s Women’s Buyer. But be sure to purchase it in the “in” color. Shulick insists, “white is the new black.” Drape this moto over everything from a t-shirt and jeans to an evening gown for an on-trend and elevated appearance.
Fun with Florals
Style Notes: For a daytime affair pair it with Samuele Failli Lauren Stud Heels and L’AGENCE Zuma Jacket. For a nighttime party style it with Gianvito Rossi Dafne Heels and Schiya Eva Leather Moto Jacket.
“Easy and fun floral frocks are a must-have this spring,” says Boyd’s Women’s Personal Shopper Andre Mitchell. “You can easily dress it up or down, with a simple shoe and jacket switch,” says Mitchell. Wear it to a springtime soiree or a summer wedding for a trendy yet timeless look.
The Summer Blues
The Staple: Steel Blue Ermenegildo Zegna Trofeo Summer Suit
Style Notes: Don’t be afraid to play with pattern by adding a Canali Flower Motif Sportshirt or Charvet Abstract Print Tie to the look. For a simpler style, sport an Ermenegildo Zegna Crosshatch Sportshirt instead and finish off the look with fashionable footwear like To Boot New York’s Grant Double Monk Shoes.
Makeover the man in your life this spring with subtle shades of blue. “Steel blue is a trendy update on the traditional navy suit. It always hits the mark with its timeless style,” says Joe Marcella, Men’s Personal Shopper at Boyds. “Its eye-popping color can be paired with patterned shirts and colorful ties and can be worn from work to weddings,” continues Marcella.
See something you love or want to learn more? Schedule an appointment to meet with a Boyds stylist today.This is a paid partnership between Boyds Philadelphia and Philadelphia Magazine's City/Studio