Fresher than what? You might have your go-to labels, but there’s no better time than the new year to shake things up, stylistically speaking, with a crop of fresh designs from a few up-and-coming brands. Along with embracing bold color and finally cleaning all those old duds out of our closets, adding a few new labels to our lineup is one of the style resolutions we hope to tackle in 2017. Take a peek at these need-to-know brands that are about to become the next big thing.
1. Monogram Maximalism French Cut ($65): Introducing Monogram: the label that’s about to reignite your love affair with your t-shirt-and-jeans routine. Yeah — they’re that good. Chic silhouettes (we dig the French silhouette) team up with punchy graphics to deliver an Insta-worthy topper that will put every other tee in your arsenal to shame. Pair ‘em with classic denim or channel your inner diva by tucking them into wide-leg trousers or shimmery metallic midi skirts.
2. All Blues Egg White Earring ($408): Sometimes you just have to treat yo’self to a scene-stealing piece of jewelry (it’s like a right of passage for every burgeoning street style star), and we suggest you start with All Blues. The Stockholm-based jewelry brand is all about creating unique pieces that people want to collect, which is why every piece is handcrafted by expert artisans at a third generation foundry using solid 925 silver and 18k gold. Along with the label’s permanent core collection Hungry & Satiated snakes, All Blues frequently releases micro collections, like Ruined Omelette. While definitely a splurge, these one-of-a-kind pieces are worth every penny.
3. Rouje Robe Soko ($167): ICYMI: French style goddess Jeanne Damas launched her own label, Rouje, in 2016, offering It girls everywhere a line of sophisticated yet sensual pieces that exude that French girl je ne sais quoi we simply can’t get enough of. Rouje features Parisienne essentials with a twist, with pieces like flared jeans, ditsy floral dresses and mini skirts reigning supreme. We’re kinda sorta obsessing over this interpretation of the classic little black dress, which would look killer with a pair of ankle strap block heels and a red-hot pout.
4. Rejina Pyo Mia Blue Denim Straight Jeans ($332): Start saving those pennies, people! If adding major personality to your wardrobe is what you’re after, Rejina Pyo is your girl. Quirky color combinations, relaxed proportions and edgy design details lend themselves to a line of fashion-forward yet fuss-free garments that’ll do your style sensibilities proud. Exhibit A: These hole-ier-than-thou (see what we did there?) wide-leg jeans that are itching to add a touch of laid-back cool to frilly feminine blouses and statement pumps.
5. Solosix Après-Ski Mock ($280): Who doesn’t love themselves a snuggly sweater? Especially one that’s made with integrity in mind. Solosix is redefining knitwear by designing timeless pieces made from natural, biodegradable yarns and using production processes that have as little of an impact as possible on the planet. We can dig it. The result? Chic knits like this ‘70s-inspired sweater that is perfect for rockin’ in the city or on the slopes. Flared denim and embroidered ankle boots are highly recommended.
6. LPA Bodysuit 44 ($138): Obsessed with Reformation, but looking for something with a little more edge? Meet Instababe brand in the making LPA. Launched by former Reformation designer Pia Arrobio, the fledgling brand has an undeniable tomboy-meets-girly-girl aesthetic with undertones of casual elegance and bohemian edge. Expect to find everything from vintage tees to sequin skirts and the OMG-worthy velvet bodysuit above. Better bookmark this one — it’s bound to become a regular in your rotation.
7. Lively Mesh Trim Bralette ($35): Leisurée — a mashup between lingerie, swimwear and activewear — is officially a thing thanks to new-on-the-scene brand Lively. Started by a Victoria’s Secret alum, the line of work-to-workout pieces are designed to make the transition from day to night comfortable and stylish to boot. Classic lingerie elements like feminine lace are styled alongside bold brings, sporty elastic bands and breathable mesh for a bra that is just as eye-catching as it is functional. What’s more, at $35 a pop, these stunners won’t do serious damage to your bottom line — something we can totally get behind.
8. Polder Ohio Gold Top ($158): Average is far from what you’ll find upon browsing the e-shop of the Parisian brand Polder. The design duo of Madelon Lanteri-Laura and Natalie Vodegal focuses on creating handmade pieces with unique prints, high-quality materials, natural fabrics and handcrafted details. The best part? Every piece flawlessly blends Nordic inspirations and French flair — what more could you ask for? Right now we have our sights set on this frilly gilded blouse that would no doubt add a punch of panache to a tired working-girl routine.
9. LNDR Base Jacket ($200): We’re always on the lookout for new athleisure threads to take our get-fit routine to the next level. LNDR, the latest addition to our lineup, more than delivers with its effortless and functional pieces that *just get* our active lifestyles. The pared-down designs can easily be mixed into your off-duty wardrobe, while the antibacterial and waterproof fabrics and temperature-regulating technology allow you to power through even the toughest of workouts.
10. Anissa Kermiche Mini Paniers Dores ($199): We’re not sure what we love more: that Anissa Kermiche originally trained as an engineer before launching her eponymous jewelry line or the sculptural, contemporary appeal of her designs. Either way, we’ll be adding these petite basket-inspired baubles to our must-have list stat.
11. Marques Almeida One Shoulder Frill Top ($429): So Marques Almeida isn’t exactly a label you’ll be able to shop on the regular (because there’s this thing called a budget), but when you’re looking for a piece to rock for a special occasion or to celebrate a new job (or something equally as game-changing), it’s a pretty good place to turn. Having won the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers in May 2015, Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida’s young line of attitude-infused essentials is nothing to scoff at.
12. Koio Collective Capri Fiore Sneakers ($248): Koio was born out of founders Johannes and Chris’s mission to create their personal dream shoe (not a bad start, right?), an undertaking that lead them to the coastal village of Civitanova, Italy, where craftspeople have been perfecting the art of handmade shoes for centuries. The fruit of their labor is a line of high-quality shoes that fuse the artistry of luxury with the ready-for-anything ethos of urban life, AKA classy AF kicks that can hang. Sayonara Stan Smiths — we’ll be over here swooning over these pastel pink Vitello leather numbers.
13. Aris Staggered Skirt ($93): Aris gets you, girl. Equal parts cutting edge and on-the-job elegant, each collection is designed with the dynamic, working woman in mind. The versatile pieces transcend sartorial norms, killing it at the office, on the weekend and beyond with their progressive, polished aesthetic. The proof? This asymmetric stunner that would look just as ah-amazing with a graphic t-shirt and statement sneakers as it would with a boyfriend blazer and HBIC block heels.
14. Nikki Chasin Lia Crochet Ruffle Top ($285): Feminine, but un-fussy is how Nikki Chasin likes to play it, jazzing up classic sportswear with playful textiles and thoughtful details to jaw-dropping effect. Perfect for the soon-to-be Instababe who doesn’t take herself too seriously or the minimalist who wants to branch out.
15. Merlette St Jean Dress ($360): Bitten by the travel bug but don’t have the cash to drop on a destination vacation? Merlette’s airy pieces are like a getaway in and of themselves with relaxed silhouettes, artisanal embroidery and lightweight cotton that were designed to dream, dance and explore.
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