Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Five Wardrobe Essentials Every Artist Needs

Be Creative Inside and Out
by guest blogger Lindsay LeBoyer

Loose the dirty old smock! These artistic wardrobe staples will have you looking chic both in the studio and out.

Anthropologie, $78
1) Color Construction Tee from Anthropologie
This graphic tee shirt is the artists best friend. The A-line silhouette is flattering while spandex material provides comfort. The primary colors are easy to mix n match, and give the shirt an artsy feel. When paired with dark wash jeans, this shirt is perfect for the studio or even the supermarket.

J Crew, $39.99
 2) J Crew Jackie Cardigan
A light weight cardigan is the perfect layering piece. This one from J Crew comes in 17 different colors, and now is the best time to stock up because it's on sale! Snag this lovely lavender shade at just $39.99.

Gap, $69

3) Gap Long and Lean Jeans
Jeans have long been an American Classic. Opt for a sophisticated trouser jean with a slight flare to highlight the waist. Go for a laid back look at home by teaming them with flip flops, or elevate the look with a pair of pumps for a party.

 4) Feed Love Bag
Feed Bag, $45
Carry your sketch pads and supplies in a stylish tote. No need to feel guilty splurging on a leather bag, this 100% cotton Feed Bag is only $45 and every purchase donates 25 meals to the UN World Food Programme’s School Feeding initiative.

Banana Republic, $125

5) Banana Republic Sleek Suit Jacket
Ever feel like you have nothing to wear? Don't worry, this classic blazer will banish all fashion dilemmas. The soft grey tone compliments almost any color palette. You can layer a fun, printed blouse underneath, or keep it comfy with a basic v-neck t-shirt.

Japanese Art, Set of FOUR Museum inspired Paintings by Miriam Schulman

Buy original art inspired by Japanese screens, tapestries and textiles. Modern contemporary abstract art for sale by the artist and inspired by Museum visits.