Friday, December 20, 2013

Switching Gear

Day-to-night holiday styling tips from Salt and Sand

Salt and Sand: Working Girl

Time is, sadly, not on your side during the holidays. You've already logged countless hours in crowded mall parking lots, braved impossibly slow post office lines and sweat out half your body weight whipping up Christmas cookies for the neighbors.

Putting together the picture-perfect holiday outfit? Sooo not happening.

Enter Salt and Sand, an online store and mobile personal shopping service run by Jasmine Slovak and Kerrie Inouye, former fashion buyers, merchandisers and boutique managers who know a thing or two about on-the-go living. Their biggest tip? Choose outfits that go easily from day to night by switching out a few quick pieces. Here, they offer three festive examples.

Look #1: Working Girl. Day - A pencil skirt with subtle sheen adds a touch of glitz to the office. Night - For an unexpected twist, throw on a silver jogging pant. If rolled properly, it can be stashed in your bag all day and shaken out without wrinkles.

Potters Pot cream blazer with leopard lining $72 / Ginger white back zip structure top $42 / (Day) Olivaceous python foil vegan leather pencil skirt $61 / (Night) Apple silver joggers $58.

Salt and Sand: Jetsetter

Look #2: Jetsetter. Even if you just came off a long flight in coach, you can go from plane to party in first-class style by throwing on a sparkly cardigan and a pair of heels. Tip: Make sure your main ensemble includes soft, wrinkle-resistant fabrics you'll feel comfortable in.

The Lady and the Sailor basic white tee $72 / David Lerner vegan leather tuxedo stripe legging $121 / (Day) Olivaceous open drape travel cardigan in gray $72 / (Night) Fascination silver coated cable knit cardigan $68.

Salt and Sand: Stepford Wife

Look 3: The New Stepford Wife. Forget Nicole Kidman. You need a polished, off-duty outfit that can take you from a soccer game to cocktails and everything in-between. Swap pants for a Lurex skirt that offers both shine and stretch. Tip: Even when shopping for basics, look for unique details like pleats, seaming or zippers.

The Lady and the Sailor striped crew neck sweater $114 / (Day) LLove front zip jersey pant $48 / (Night) Potters Pot Lurex front zip skirt $45.

For more day-to-night outfit inspiration, catch Salt and Sand's fashion show at Honolulu Night Market tomorrow at 8 p.m. at 683 Auahi St. Shop these looks and more online or call the Salt and Sand showroom at 808-722-9387 to make an appointment or host a shopping party. Photos: Courtesy Salt and Sand.

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.


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