You're officially in a cold-weather rut when the most exciting things in your closet are bulky shearling coats and battered Uggs.
Thankfully, our weary winter wardrobes are getting some much-needed warmth with Tribune Standard's dynamic crepe de chine dresses and macramé blouses. Founder Tawfik Mounayer earned his stripes working for Isaac Mizrahi and Liz Claiborne, and his beautiful fledgling line melds sur la plage elegance with the laid-back vibe of '70s sportswear.
While we'll happily brave the cold in a sweeping coat from his debut collection, Mounayer's recently unveiled resort wear melts our frozen hearts with breezy silk dresses ($425), crisp linen shorts ($265) and stunning numbers like this berry-colored maxi gown ($650) and Gatsby-inspired beaded dress (1,995).
The clothes may appear to be plucked from a beachfront shop in Belize, but Tribune Standard's pieces are made locally in the Garment District by a talented team of knitters and pattern makers and sold at all Intermix shops throughout the city. And though they're more Mediterranean than Manhattan minded, that suits us just fine.