Hello all. Amy here. Today I am talking styling inspo for two of our latest releases from the Chez Moi Collection, The Véronik Robe and Simone Camisole and Slip Dress. These versatile pieces are designed to work together to make the ultimate lounge wardrobe for wafting around your home in style. That said, there is no reason you can’t take these out on the town! Made up in a variety of fabrics these pieces can work as tops, dresses and jackets, your only limits are your imagination. Let’s take a look!
MIX & MATCH
When we were initially designing the Véronik robe we were super inspired by all the fancy (read expensive) robes on Pinterest. We were particularly drawn to the ones that used multiple prints. Since there aren’t too many style lines in this design it is a really easy one to colour block and print mix. You could use one like this print on the collar band, and one like this on the sleeve, and one like this on the back…you get the idea. Another fun idea is to use a border print along the bottom edge of your robe. One like this would be stunning!
PRINTS & PIPING
Nothing like a crisp cotton robe in a pretty print to kick off spring. Though the Veronik robe doesn’t include piping in the construction it would be a super easy thing to add when attaching the collar band. I love the idea of a print like this and some contrasting red or yellow piping!
One thing I noticed when I was looking for inspo for this post is, ROBES ARE EXPENSIVE. A high quality one from a well known brand can run 200-300$ or more. Seeing that it’s such an easy fit and sew, it dawned on me what an excellent gift this would be for someone special in your life. Imagine giving a new mom or someone going into the hospital a beautiful robe made just for them. I’m making a list…
AS A JACKET…
Now this is a trend I cannot wait to get behind. We had so many pieces to shoot for the collection samples we couldn’t show all the options but I think this robe would be amazing in a jacquard like this, or a brocade like this! Worn open over a pair of trousers, you would see the reverse side of the fabric on the inside. So chic!
For a pretty touch you can add lace to the neckline of the Simone Camisole and Slip dress. We used stash lace for the sample we made for Soraya (above) and it’s a great use for some extra special stuff you might have in yours! It also is a good way to cover a bit more of your décolletage on a version you want to wear out in the world. This makes such a good layering piece under a blazer or see through top.
I was a teenager in the early nineties and aspiring to nothing else like the bias cut slip dresses Calvin Klein made for all the starlets of the day. There is something so timeless and chic about a perfectly cut wisp of a dress in a gorgeous drapey lyocell like this, or a ultra soft Cupro like this.
LAYER IT UP
If you’re looking for styling inspo for layering up your Simone Slip these outfits are a good place to start. A simple white t-shirt or turtleneck makes a slip dress a little more work appropriate, or toughen it up with a leather jacket for a cute date night look. This awesome print would be so good or this one, or this one!
So which one are you going to make first?