It’s the end of the month yet again and with it comes a new crop of snaps of RVA’s most stylish people. There were no shortage of covetable looks seen around town, thanks in part to the Spring Summer 2016 RVA Fashion Week. Otherwise, the gloriously warm weather and sunshine-y days were reason enough for Richmonders to get out and get dressed.
The fashion gods sent Sean Wright (@aesthlete) straight from style heaven. I have to give him major props for perfectly matching his kicks to his outfit; maroon and lilac is an unusual color combo but one he pulls off flawlessly.
Don’t be afraid to inject even more personality into your look with a pair of brightly colored socks. Treat them as an accessory, just like a necklace or bag. (Photo by Yvonne Nguyen)
Fashion bloggers Catherine Pfab and Rebecca Piersol (@thecrystalpress) took the same foundational piece - ripped denim - and expertly transformed the piece two different ways. PFab went full rock and roll with her faux leather vest, dark wash denim and black accents. Piersol kept her ripped up skinnies romantic with the white lace tunic. Both girls look effortlessly cool and subtly sexy; definitely ladies you want to grab a cocktail with!
Make your glasses an intentional part of your look. Pfab’s sunnies add extra edge to her leather vest and Piersol’s tortoiseshell frames are nerdy-chic in the best way. (Photo by Hannah Woodward)
Like Catherine Pfab, Renee Byrd (@willfrolicforfood) makes all black work for springtime. Her undone, blonde beachy waves and fun printed muscle t-shirt lighten up the dark look and her no make-up make-up look (something I’m always trying to perfect) is fresh and bright.
Graphic t-shirts work best when you can push the look beyond basic and casual, as Byrd did here with the addition of a fashion-y topper. (Photo by Angel Graves)
Executive Director of Media Relations of RVA Fashion Week Larissa Wisniewski’s (@rvafashiongirl) look for the Art and Jewelry Gala is flawlessly on theme with her painterly skirt. She toughened up the feminine 50s skirt silhouette with the deeply cut tank and geometric jewelry. And, obviously, that sick floral sleeve doesn’t hurt the look either (#tattoogoals).
High heeled strappy sandals are uber-popular this season; pick up a black pair like Wisniewski’s to elevate (literally and figuratlvely!) your spring/summer style. (Photo by Travis Qualls)
Stephanie Whitman (@drunkonvogue) may be Drunk on Vogue on her fashion blog but I’m thirsting for this matching crop top and shorts set. Whitman is working a lot of trends in this look - a matching printed set, gladiator sandals, fringed saddle bag, mirrored sunnies - but it comes off unfussy and effortless put together.
A matching printed set like Whitman’s will pull double duty in your summer wardrobe. Wear the top with a pair of denim cut offs and sneakers for something casual or pair the shorts with a floaty white peasant blouse for a boho look. (Photo by Donna Whitman)
Red, white and leopard print all over. Christina Dick’s (@tiramisuforbreakfastblog) springtime look is All-American chic; I could totally see FLOTUS rocking this look to take her daughters to lunch. Dick looks put together, preppy and fun.
Pay no heed to archaic color rules. White is a classic, year-round color. Just remember to keep the fabric and cut season-appropriate: save the linen and sundresses for summer and keep wool and cashmere in the cold months. (Photo by Jay Calabro)