Over the weekend, I visited the first Indie Wearable Craft urban market, a three-day pop-up bazaar hosted by a select group of local designers, including Jil Cappuccio, Kirsten Coplans of Pearl Clothing and Christina Patzman of Darling Ruth, among others. Their collective bag is cross-merchandising, and they've made an art of it, putting together one-of-a-kind outfits by combining each others' unique fashion elements into one ensemble. The result is a sweet and serendipitous fashion mélange that's molded to fit an individual, not a mannequin. Here are some suggestions from the ladies of Indie Wearable Craft on how to dress YOU, through and through. Christina Patzman shows off a Pearl Clothing upstyled sweater over a Darling Ruth dress.
A smart topper and bags by Jil Cappuccio, shown with Jil's beloved favorite accessory: Vintage Frye boots.
This rose-print skirt with an embroidered apron front would look sweet with those vintage cowgirl boots and black leather bag.
Jil demonstrates one of her clever market bags:The big fabric bag folds up into a tiny one that you can store in your handbag until you need it. The fabrics are culled from Jil's bottomless store of vintage cloth.
Jil also makes awesome retro-styled men's shirts. Here's one over a t-shirt by Vital Industries.
A case of handsome (and local!) 'Swear Jar jewelry. The line's clean shapes and subtle colors would light up any of these outfits.
Becky Waring's squirrel slip, overlaid with a delicate Pearl Clothing sweater.
Or how about one of these utilitarian handbags? The artist transfers her own photographs onto the fabric for a contemporary look.
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