Recently I discovered the label “Chance,” started by Julia Leach. Leach spent 11 years at Kate Spade before starting her own label. The collection is based on the premise of simplicity – and comprised of basic pieces with a heavy nautical influence. She breaks her items into four categories… stripes, basics, other clothing, and chance essentials.
I’m particularly gaga (natch…) over all of the striped pieces, like the classic boatneck top featured below… but everything’s pretty much to die for – the classic pajamas, espadrilles, and straw fedora being at the top of my list.
On her site she has the following quote – needless to say, I couldn’t agree more.
“The striped t-shirt is the paperclip of personal style. There’s at least one in every drawer, and it’s coveted and collected thanks to its simplicity and timeless appeal. The espadrille, canvas tote, and button-down shirt join this item as the cornerstones of the Chance concept: Classics that travel the world. Each represents a relaxed, confident sense of style, a curious spirit, and a more minimalist than maximalist approach to living and dressing.”
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