This Kickstarter Company Will Make It Easier to Layer Your Clothes
When you think of a dickey, “fashionable” doesn’t exactly come to mind. You’re probably imagining that scene in National Lampoon’sChristmas Vacation where Cousin Eddie wears a black turtleneck dickey under his (somewhat see-through) white V-neck sweater. Not exactly the stuff high fashion is made of. But now, it seems that the dickey has returned in a chic new way. Jessica Wingate and Elizabeth Azen Andia’s company Le Cou is currently on Kickstarter with a whole new take on dickeys, bows and ties so you can layer without the bulk. After all, who has room under a giant coat for extra shirts?
“The idea for Le Cou came from our love of layering and crisp collars, coupled with the drawbacks of the bulk, bunching and overheating that often come with layered looks,” Wingate tells us. “Our dickeys add polish to your look, maximize the wardrobe you already own, and are designed to fit the body you have right now.”
The chic collections include dickeys ranging from collared blue gingham to polka dot chambray to traditional white, so you can add them to any sweater for that straight-off-the-runway touch. A range of bows and ties are also available to spice up your shirts.
According to the website, all pieces are made in the U.S. and manufactured by a woman-owned and run factory that has operated for over 30 years in New York. The campaign already has $14,554 in pledges at the time of writing, surpassing their goal of $5,500, with 16 days still to go. It looks like dickeys are definitely back in season.
So get ahead of the trends and ditch the bulky layering this winter!
Check out their campaign video below.
Would you wear a dickey? Let us know in the comments.
(Photos via Le Cou)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!