When we don?t know what to wear, we find ourselves slipping into our tried-and-true wardrobe essentials: a striped pullover, a T-shirt dress, a comfy button-down. Add a few favorite pieces of jewelry and we?re ready for everything from errands to cocktails.
That?s why we?re overjoyed that our favorite online brand for such perfectly cut classics (with a touch of Jean Seberg cool) has popped up at Barneys Beverly Hills. Chance, the clothing line designed by Julia Leach, has a new mini boutique where we can pick up the summer essentials we love to live in.
Leach, a former Kate Spade exec who divides her time between Los Angeles and New York, is a master of the stripe, which she uses to make sophisticated yet tomboy-chic pieces. There?s her signature long-sleeved boatneck top ($68), which makes us feel as groovy as Françoise Hardy. And the striped polo dress ($125) that channels Gwyneth Paltrow in The Royal Tenenbaums. New striped creations include a wide-striped T-shirt ($68), a long-sleeved polo top ($105) and a maxi dress ($155) just begging for a pool party.
Our most favorite new garment is a hand-drawn stripe top that's a collaboration between Leach and her good friend, artist Elliott Puckette. Stop by to see it and meet Leach in person when she, too, pops up on the third floor of Barneys Beverly Hills on June 2 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Barneys Beverly Hills, 9570 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills; 310-276-4400 or chanceco.com