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Augustini Striped Twirl Top

Be A Bit Fashion Forward


Serious Ruffles

Left: MUMUS Lena Maksimova Ruffle Sleeve Sweatshirt– Great with jeans or black leggings. Fun. Bright red sweatshirt bedecked with outrageously flirtatious ruffles on the sleeves. Athleisure all the way from St. Petersburg, Russia. Cotton/polyester. Slightly cropped. $195.00&

Right: Bilha Ruffle Blouse– Kind of shirt gone to giggles. Acetate/rayon. Turn down collar. Cotton broadcloth. $41.00

Artful Alternatives

Left: La Chic Parisienne Collection Twisted Shirt– Original and Bespoke. A bit of origami. Takes a little time to deliver. Think Spring. Cotton/polyester. $95.00  

Right:  MUMUS Lena Maksimova Pleat Cuff Shirt– also available in pale blue. Not quite minimalist. Good looking. Slightly cropped and finished with pleated cuffs. 100% cotton Red  or  Blue 

Statement Design by Juan Vidal

Left: Tiered Slim Skirt with Surprising Embelishment– Thoroughly where-did-you-find-that? Long, skirt with tiers of raffia ruffles from thigh to hem. Skirt cotton, raffia-viscose/polyester.  $490.00 Spanish sizing.

Center: Head turning Jumpsuit. Bright blue jumpsuit with outrageously fun tiered raffia sleeves. 100% cotton/sleeves polyester.  $625.00     Spanish sizing.

Right: Flower Applique Halter Dress– Deep red pizzazz dress shimmering with a garden of black flowers and beads handmade in the studio designer Juan Vidal. Halter style with asymmetric wrap skirt. Viscose/polyester. Uber-contemporary investment dressing. $2800.00  Spanish sizing.

Creative Tops

Left: Bryleigh Wrap Tunic – Brown- The cleverness of this piece is what happens when you wrap what would otherwise be a big shirt. Button front broadcloth with turn down collar. $44.00

Right: Augustini Striped Twirl Top– Fabulous resort piece. Long, graceful and fresh looking. Drape or tie. Striped cotton with mandarin collar and long, long back. Skinny pants or skirt please. $51.00

Unexpected Pants

Left: Emerald Slaps On Deck Cargo Pants– Green satin pants have pockets on the sides, a long belt, and zipper closure. Too too cool. Polyester/spandex. Think how different these would look with heels. $35.00

Center: I Am GIA Paris Pants– Vinyl high-waist straight leg pants that have cutouts on the sides, red stitching all over and a zipper closure. Downtown vibe. Polyester blend. Let your hair down.  $110.00

Right: MUMUS Lena Maksimova Pin Stripe Pants with Tails– Subtly different, as if winking in the direction of menswear. Slim line navy pinstripe wool finished with a tie and tail at the rear leg. Polished. $220.00


Left: Wesley Slit Turtleneck Sweatshirt– Luscious color. Broadcloth sweatshirt with slit sleeves (more photos on site) for a more finished, trendy look. $33.00

Right: Aitana Plaid Picnic Skirt– Handkerchief hem gone mad. Acetate/rayon midi skirt with movement and style. Tuck in your unfussy top please. $65.00

The items featured in this article have been chosen by the editors of Woman Around Town simply because we like them and think you may, too. No advertising fees have been paid to Woman Around Town for this article.