Arty style isn’t classic, but more whimsical, ethereal and eclectic. Items are usually soft, detailed, never strict, usually casual, sometimes flowing and always playful. Here’s a little roundup of arty pieces that my clients have liked recently. 

  • Roll Sleeve Crinkled Jacket: My heart skipped a beat when my client fitted this on yesterday in the lunette colour option (which I prefer to call “oyster”). It looks a million times better on my client than on the model, especially when she wore it with white jeans and pearlized fashion sneakers. It’s beautifully made and has a hidden hood. The fabric is crinkly, lightweight, slightly iridescent and drapes well despite its stiffness. It’s also available in blue, and well worth the price. A stunning piece that will not date. 
  • Vince Camuto Floral Print Blazer: A blouse-weight blazer in a photographic floral pattern. A perfect warm weather topper, and so on trend. No need to fold back the sleeves to showcase the lining. 
  • Steve Madden Blomm Boot: A little floral ’90s grunge. They run true to size and look amazing with faded denim. 
  • Vince Camuto Geo Stripe Pleat Front Blouse: The intricate front panel is effective, and the sides float comfortably away from the body. Great for petites with a small bust line. 
  • Deconstructed Chambray Field Jacket: This style might be more “tough” than arty but it can be worn in an arty way. Wear it over a soft blouse and jeans, or romantic dress with a pair of the above Blomm booties and you’ll create a more whimsical outfit vibe. 
  • Patricia Nash ‘Venezia’ Crossbody Bag: Loving the pinky-tan, which will only look better as it wears over time.

I don’t have an arty style, but I do dabble in the odd romantic piece because I like lace, some florals, soft fabrications and full flirty skirts. Do you have an arty streak?

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