Investment-meets-thrift-store never looked so good.
James Kicinski-McCoy maintains the perfect balance of investing in sleek designer staples (check the Nashville-based blogger’s Céline handbags and Gucci velvet slippers) with trendy pieces that are fun, comfortable, and don’t break the bank. As we were chatting about The Grateful Dead, Madonna, and the best thrift shops in Nashville, we unanimously decided that no one rocks a vintage tee and a pair of CHANEL slingbacks quite like Kicinski-McCoy. For more of her fashion must-haves and tips (as well as how to transition your favorite statement coats into summer), check out what we learned below!
1. NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF A CLASSIC VINTAGE TEE
You can never go wrong with the classic tee, but when it’s tucked into a flowy wrap skirt James Kicinski-McCoy-style, your outfit will skyrocket from minimal to effortlessly cool. As t-shirts have usurped their position as a strictly casualwear staple, we’re excited to break out our favorite vintage tees and splurge on some glamorous separates.
2. EMBRACE (FAUX) FURS ALL YEAR LONG
There’s never a bad time to rock a fur, especially on those cool summer nights in the city. Just like Kicinski-McCoy, who pairs her leopard coat with cutoff jeans and CHANEL slingbacks, we’re loving the unexpected addition to amp up any ensemble. Whatever your summer schedule is, you’ll be sure to make a seasonless statement with these pieces!
3. MAKE THE JUMPSUIT YOUR SUMMER UNIFORM
The jumpsuit has definitely evolved from your standard denim dungaree. It’s the perfect piece to throw on when you’re running late on a Monday morning and will still make you look like a million bucks. Feel free to play with tons of styles, from silk-satin to a more tailored fit for a chic look every day of the week—it’s that easy, especially paired with some bejeweled Gucci loafers.