Curators are pretty important people. Our very own creative curator, Samantha, ensures that all of our pieces work together to create an overall atmosphere in the shop and online. In a perfect world, we would all have a personal closet curator to tell us that the “totally cute” kitten sweater we found at Goodwill just doesn’t work with the rest of our pieces. Luckily, the brand Curator is exactly this and more!
Curator was founded by two best friends in San Francisco (don’t all the best brands come from the city by the bay?) who wanted to create pieces that are the “workhorse” of your wardrobe. You know the items you never seem to find because they’re always the first in your laundry basket? These are the basis of the Curator brand – the staples of your closet. Stacy and Deirdre are also lovers of our green planet! They use organic fabric whenever possible and establish relationships with vendors who create the pieces ethically and with minimal waste. Don’t you think every brand should be this cool? Check out a few highlights from their Fall 2014 collection…
Basics don’t have to be basic. All of Curator’s pieces can be easily styled with virtually anything in your closet! There aren’t any bold patterns or trendy cuts that will make you second guess your purchase as soon as you cut the tags. The Curator Jocelyn Dress has a sophisticated structure that’s perfect for anything from a ballet matinee to brunch with the girls. The drawstring detail highlights the natural curve of your waist, hiding everything below. It’s made out of 100% bamboo jersey and it has pockets! Wear it under the the Prairie Underground Mid Victorian Hoodie for a sophisticated look on a chilly day or pair it with the patterned blouse like the Pendleton Portland Collection Big Lake Cardigan for running errands on a rainy day. Even if dresses aren’t your style, the rest of Curator’s collection is full of classic pieces.
What’s more American than a throwback to denim shirts of the past? The Wyatt Shirtdress is an innovate take on this classic. The bright blue color is eye catching, but the cut and quality make it an every day piece. It can be styled as a dress, tunic, or worn open as a lightweight shirt! I’d wear it with the BB Dakota Tulane Top and the M Rena Long Leggings with Skirt in Black. I’m all about layering skirts under oversized cardigans and tops recently! It’s the best of both worlds – femininity and comfort!
I am absolutely thrilled about this piece! The Curator Ryder Cardigan reminds me a bit of our super popular 27 Miles Malibu Ponchos. So much fabric and so versatile. These neutral colors can match anything and the timeless knit pattern will never clash. Can’t you just imagine wearing this while curling up by the fire with a good book? Okay, let’s be honest, no one actually has enough free time to make that happen, but we can dream! And the Ryder Cardigan is definitely the dreamiest piece of all. My favorite items to layer under oversized cardigans are leggings! I’m typically not a legging girl (denim holds everything in so much better!) but the M Rena Tummy Tuck Leggings leave me worry free. Plus, there’s always the cardigan to cover what needs hiding!
As much as fashion designers want you to believe that pain is beauty, you’re never going to wear something you don’t feel comfortable in! That’s why hoodies have been around since the dawn of time and they don’t seem to be going anywhere soon. However, this doesn’t mean you have to settle for a raggedy old one. Between the Prairie Underground Hoodie Collection and this brilliant Curator Georgie Hoodie, there are so many stylish options! The Georgie comes in a deep midnight blue and features a ribbed band around the bottom trim and cuffs for ultimate comfort. My favorite parts are the asymmetrical zipper that adds a modern flair and the overlaid lapel for a classy touch. Dress up the hoodie even more by adding the Adorn X Lulu Solaro Necklace in Lime. The bright color would look so good with the rich hue of the hoodie!
The Fall collection of Curator will be available for pre-order soon, with pieces arriving in late summer. It may seem like a long time away, but autumn will be here before you know it! Patience is a small price to pay for pieces that you’ll wear a million times.