We had the chance to sit down with our favorite fashion forecaster - our own Jim Wetzel - to find out what he is feeling for spring.
"Ladies - it’s that time of year again, when you (gladly) put away your wools, tweeds and cashmeres and (happily) break out your cottons, chiffons and silks. Sometimes the weather does not always agree with that move - forcing our hand in figuring out how to make the transition. When buying collections one of the mindsets we always carry at space519 is the sense of versatility. Can this piece take you from day to evening, chilled winds to sunny days, and heels to sneakers? Here are some of my current faves at space519 that can put some SPRING in your STEP!
1. Atea Oceanie High Slit Dress in Flame
"When we saw this dress in Paris from Atea Oceanie, I thought it felt SO fresh. The ease of the cut, the liquidity of the fabric and the unexpected side slits… To top it off you have this amazing red that reads strong, powerful and sexy, yet being such an easy piece. I love the versatility of this either dressed up with a thin sky-high heel for a new take on cocktail, or back to a sleek tennis shoe for weekday dinner."
2. Jil Sander Navy Techo Taffeta Anorak in Army
"In Chicago we love our coats, and are seen in them more so than not. I am always on the hunt for outerwear that feels new, cool and can switch between many seasons. Here Jil Sander Navy gave us this amazing nylon taffeta version of the army anorak. The way they created the bottom ruffle gives this utilitarian coat a feminine twist. I love the way this jacket delivers a luxurious take on a tough staple. Wear it today and take it all the way into Fall with a fur vest as a liner. Versatility at its finest!"
3. Rachel Comey Legion Pant in Indigo
"For a long time we have not had any excitement in the denim world - that is until now. Rachel has created the cool-girl’s answer to jeans in her Legion Pant. Done here in a washed indigo, as well in a light salt color, the higher rise and wide leg can go dressed or dressed down. I particularly love this piece worn with a simple fitted crewneck sweater and a killer statement heel. High meets low in the most chic mash-up."
4. Trademark Sorrento Bucket Bag
At space519 we are always on the hunt for the perfect bag, bags are something that our clients look to for fashion as well as function. When this bucket bag from NYC’s Trademark came along we knew it was spot on for our ladies. I love the combo of luggage leather tan and suede in a new feeling cage style. Able to hold a day’s worth of necessities, as well as looking wildly chic, this satchel will take on the sands of time. The classicism Trademark delivers in this bag will take anyone through many seasons to come."
5. Pamela Love Levitation Lariat
"Lately I feel there is a bit of a shift in jewelry. What really feels new is the whispery, languid pieces that are a slight and simple. Here Pamela Love delivers a sexy, barely there lariat that can be worn easy for day with a button down and jeans, or amp it with a daring neckline. I love the silver and Iolite combination that just has a glint of shine against the skin. This modern, simple piece delivers a statement that feels just as important as the statement necklaces of yesterday."
That's a wrap for this week - more soon.