Denver Fashion Weekend Spring ’16 presented by Schomp Automotive is almost here with five nights of incredible shows you won’t find anywhere else. We’re excited to see new trends hit the runway along side all of Denver’s best dressed. But if you’re still stressing about what to wear, don’t worry. We teamed up with Rustic Thread to give you five great looks that we hope will inspire.
Stylist, Maggie Keller, pulled looks that were both trendy and functional, each with their own unique flare. There’s something here for everyone, from the city socialite to the tomboy, Rustic Thread is getting us excited for fashion all over again.
“To me this look screams ‘rock-star- chic.’ It has a modern “LBD” look at first glance with a stunning back detail and on trend thigh slit. I love to play on a “tough and tender” look in my own personal style and this dress made me feel confident and cool.
The ‘Alabama Onyx Necklace’ is handmade by LA designer Vanessa Mooney. It is both intricate and edgy and can be worn with almost anything. Same goes for my moonstone cocktail ring- it is flashy and bold but I can glam up a t-shirt and jeans. Both are great conversation starter pieces. I am obsessed with our new TOMS Majep Booties too, I paired this look with a neutral tan color peep toe booties to really emphasize the thigh slit and elongate the legs.” – Keller
“We are seeing the lace up top trend everywhere! We love this piece because it has amazing detailing. Between the lace up front, cutout hemline detail and embroidered back detail we took this piece from witchy to boho with a camel hat, dark skinnies and peep toe booties. I love how the cutouts on the dress play off the perforated booties as well.”- Keller
“As a rule of thumb I like to style something flowy with something fitted to keep the body looking proportional. I also think this look works well on women who have a curvier shape because it creates an hourglass figure.” – Maggie Keller
Just because its night time doesn’t mean you need to head for black and navy. Try something lighter with this pink maxi dress and grey leather jacket.
“I matched this dusty lilac tie dye maxi dress with a grey vegan leather jacket and grey peep toe booties. The tie dye patterning and brass detailing of the dress mix add texture and make this look easy to transition from day to night. This dress is incredibly flattering on more petite women. The fitted top and breezy fabric is proportional and adding a cropped leather jacket elevates this look from day to night. A girl who loves to incorporate color into her wardrobe would love how transitional this look is year round.” – Keller
Who says a tee shirt and jeans can’t be stylish? Look number three is intended for the more causal gal, who doesn’t want to give up comfort for style. But this looks proves that you can have the best of both worlds, through a bit of innovation.
“I love experimenting with how to wear one piece multiple ways. This duster kimono is actually a dress, but I paired it with skinnies, a graphic tee and peep toe booties to give it a bit of edge.” This look is super easy to replicate, and we’re sure many of you have similar pieces in your closets at home. But what we love most is the level of versatility.” – Keller
Look five is all about understated glamour.
“This is sexy, sophisticated and functional. I love the low back design and hidden pockets make it a winner. The color is again, trending for spring and I think the hidden full thigh slit adds an evening vibe to this maxi dress.” A dress like this is a show stopper and a huge investment in ones wardrobe. “For an DFW night out I would bring a brown leather bomber but I would also wear this with a jean jacket during the day, or with a wrap to a wedding. I love the pockets and think this dress is so versatile and really can only get better as the summer tan builds.
This look is made for a girl who has the confidence to go braless would look killer in this dress. The back detailing is so beautiful I would suggest stickies as to not take away from the design. This would be a dress for the free spirit, confident and playful girl, she could live in this dress all summer!” – Keller
Special thanks to:
Owner of Rustic Thread: Sarah Markway
Stylist: Maggie Keller
Photographer: Candace Peterson