A subtle theme throughout was a sense of roundness and volume: bubble-hem dresses, bowed trousers, cargo jumpsuits with balloon sleeves. The soft, collapsible shapes lent a touch of oddness to otherwise simple pieces, transforming them from “average” items to the kind you’d be excited to reach for every day. Smilovic knows that’s what her customer wants because she’s more or less always in communication with them on Instagram. Lately, she’s assumed the role of virtual stylist and teacher, soliciting questions and creating “lesson plans” about personal style. Her followers’ most frequent quandaries often have to do with “finding your look” and how to wear basics without feeling bland. Among Smilovic’s top tips: Balance a classic piece with something modern and something “chill,” like resort’s one-shouldered LBD (modern) with bouclé pumps and socks (chill) and structured lady bag (classic). Another relevant directive: Look for items that seem like “12-month-ers,” as opposed to anything hyper-seasonal. Resort’s peak-lapel blazers, styled here over cashmere cardigans instead of button-downs, would qualify.
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