It’s a handmade tale today in our fashion kitchen at Webb On The Fly. We are spicing up our existing wardrobes with smart new summer style trends.
Straw to Gold
First up, we have my favorite new trend: straw hats. Esenshel hats are my new discovery. They hand-make each hat. It is woven by artisans overseen by head haberdashery designer Rodney Patterson.
Esenshel’s distinctive original shapes are coveted by fashion designers and by fabulous fashion mavens like Billy Porter (star of the Fox TV series Pose) about 90’s Vouging Culture.
DIY Fashion is Warm & Welcoming
Next up, we have handmade clothes from hats or even a simple jean jacket like this one I customized at home exude a kind of spirit and warmth. It gives the vibe that you and everyone else can sense when you wear them. DIY your look with iron-on patches from Amazon.
Madewell cuts a classic jean jacket from premium denim. It’s definitely built to last. Pictured here is the jacket I made as a gift for my daughter for her birthday. We continually add buttons and patches to it. Not only is it a keepsake, it’s also a wardrobe zinger that we share and style each other’s outfits with all the time. My hope is it will pass down through our generations.
Go for a Maxi Dress To Complete Your Summer Style
Free People makes some of my fave “boss goddess” summer dresses. This well made and well-priced style dress definitely has a homespun feeling although it may not exactly be hand made.
Maxi dresses are what’s going in fashion right now. I think women are inspired by the regal power a long flowing frock connotes… I mean, think of the band of Sheroes from the recently-ended HBO TV series Game Of Thrones. Think of how enthralling and formidable they looked wearing platted hair and empire waist maxi-dresses.
Rent The Runway
I nabbed this Free People Starlight maxi-dress at Rent the Runway. My online membership at RTR has changed the way I consume fashion for the better.
Elevated designer labels like Tibi and Free People are just one click away on my phone delivered to my doorstep. I can send it back once I’m done wearing it. Halleljuah!
Shipping and dry cleaning are included in the price of membership. I get to keep my closet updated without it being overstuffed. If I find something I love like this dress then I can buy it for anywhere from 30 – 50% discount off of retail.
Heels are coming down to earth. Sky high stilettos, while they will always have their place for dressing up and stepping out are giving way to stable solid shoes that make a statement. Tibi makes some of the most interesting shoes for the road less traveled. You’ll be seeing me rocking out on repeat in these comfy cowboys ankle boots this year like I’m stepping to my favorite song.
That’s this week’s summer style update. Straw hats. Braids. Custom Jean Jackets. Modern Cowboy Boots. Boom. You’ve got the look. ⠀
Story x @veronicawebb
Makeup x @marc_cornwall
Photos x @mcwxcreative
SHOP MY LOOK
Acorn Double Brim Hat x Esenshel
Starlight Maxi Dress x Free People
Pinter Wash Jean Jacket x Madewell
Dylan Boots x Tibi
Lulu Bag x Jerome Dreyfuss