On Trend: Down-Home Summer

I had the pleasure of seeing STAGES St. Louis’ acclaimed production of Always, Patsy Cline last month and loved all the fabulous ‘50s country fashion that Patsy and her friend wore in the show.

Inspired by this, I’ve selected some pieces that certainly are patriotic and positively perfect for all the BBQs, picnics and concerts a St. Louis summer holds.

The Best...Tassle Necklaces

Much like the dangly earrings we recently featured in our fashion pages, the trend in necklaces right now is the tassle. Long and sleek, this necklace gives a bit of a ‘70s vibe, but feels new and fresh after all of the oversized jeweled pieces we’ve been seeing for months.

Must-Have: Tkees Sandals

While these sandals might look like just any old flip-flop, Tkees (pronounced t-keys) sandals are anything but. They have the classic look of a thong, but have the stability and comfort of a more substantial sandal. Jesse and Carly Burnett yearned for a sandal that would ‘disappear’ on your foot, so, in 2009, they created the Tkees collection. Divided into color categories: Foundations, Creams, Liners, Glosses and more, they have branded the line as ‘cosmetics for your feet,’ based on the myriad of color combinations found in makeup. Impossible to own just one pair, Tkees are the epitome of casual elegance and ease of wear.

“Line I Love”: Clover Canyon

Bold prints have been a huge trend for spring. The louder and bigger, the better. California-based, Clover Canyon, is one of the primary designers spearheading this trend. With vivid prints and streamlined silhouettes, Clover Canyon reflects the eclectic, joyful spirit of California. Inspired by travel and art, its designs feature a variety of images, from the tribal plains of Africa to the palaces of ancient kings. And the fit is one of ease and simplicity, one that feels modern but comfortable. The ideal pairing for summer dressing!

Clover Canyon is available at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue

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