Thursday, March 11, 2010

?Wear with What?

At the request of our customers Mapel is offering a regular blog that discusses' ?What to Wear with What?.

Many of you have asked us how to wear various items you've purchased from Mapel. When you are in the store it's easy for us to recommend jeans, tops, shorts, handbags, jewelry, etc. etc. to compliment the item you are interested in. For those of you perusing our offerings via the WWW we can't easily recommend ways to wear our fashions - Until NOW!!!!

This week we want to show you 3 ways to wear our Jamie Button Down (avail in Mint & Silver).

Let me first share a bit about Jamie. She comes to us from Alternative- one of our Fav'sies brands. She is pre-shrunk (low maintenance) and is constructed of both woven and knit material. Her body is a lightweight voile material (breathable and comfy) and has knit rib along the side's (even more comfy & doesn't have the weird "wings" along the side seam that most shirts have). 

She is a wardrobe staple and can transition effortlessly from season to season- as illustrated below.

It was sunny, pleasantly warm and mojito weather this weekend. Today it's snowing (literally) and too cold  to wear my fav gold flats. Enters Jaime Button Down @ stage left. She offers seasonal transition during these fickle weather days. Bundle her up with a comfy cardi sweater (Paul Smith Sweater Wrap $38) and skinny jeans  (Joes Cigarette Jeans $158) that will soon enough be best friends with your summer sandals - but at present tucked into your sherpa boots (Bearpaw $68). Because you have places to go and people to see stuff all your most "importants" into a bowler bag (Studded Bowler $58).

Get dressed up (but look like you didn't have to try because with you it's more or less natural) in your city chic ensemble. Wear the Jamie button down sans a tank top for a sexy (who? me? - oh, well thanks.) nonchalant look. She has a dropped button closer so be sure adorn your neck
with a necklace (Heart & Horn $42 on Happy Wednesday $33.60).

The comfy and loose shape of the Jamie is perfectly complimented with slim fitting jeans (Joes Cigarette Jeans $158) and your favorite "come hither" heels. Add flare with bangles (Gold or Silver $35) and a big city tote (Grey Pleated Tote $62) to hold your valuables (cell, gloss, mace).

Eventually (I promise) it will warm up. Once it does you and your best'ies are certain to arrange weekend brunches on an outdoor patio to simultaneously gossip and people watch. Before running out the door throw on your Jaime button down over your casual tank (Burnout Tank $18). Pair with loose fitting pleated shorts (Pepper Shorts $39.50 or Resort Shorts $38.40). Don't over accessorize with too much jewelry- instead subtly embellish with a gold tone purse (Quilted Bag $48) and flats.

Hopefully this blog has shed some fashion light. Send us an email ( or leave a comment to let us know your thoughts. How would you wear the Jamie Button Down???

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