Since the dawn of time, explorers have thrived on the thrill of discovering uncharted territory. While at Who What Wear we navigate the World Wide Web rather than the Atlantic Ocean, our inner Chris Columbus is always ignited when we uncover a new e-boutique. Today, it¬'s our delight to share with you some of the treasures found at our Obsession Du Jour: Chickdowntown.com. The site is stocked with on-trend apparel from a roster of some of our favorite contemporary designers and includes everything from tattered denim to fringed leather hobos to dresses designed exclusively for the site. We¬'ve assembled a mini guide into new e-shopping territory¬--no maps or compasses needed! Happy trails, readers.
1. Erickson Beamon Turkish Delight Earrings ($393)
You should never neglect your ears¬--and we¬'re not talking about q-tips, dear readers. When it comes to loving your lobes the way they deserve, nothing tops Erickson Beamon jewelry. The designer¬'s silver-plated drop earrings are particularly extraordinary. The small, dangling coins and tiny bells will give you the perfect amount of bohemian glamour.
Diane Von Furstenburg Umer Grey Sweater ($485)
A long, supersized cardigan sweater is a fail-safe staple for brisk winter months. This ultra-cozy, heather-gray, cable knit sweater from DVF features toggle-closures at the collar¬--perfect for those days that require you to really bundle up. We¬'d wear the sweater over almost any outfit, but it would look splendid worn on its own over tights and knee-high boots.
Tracy Zych Black Kane Bag ($385)
One of fall¬'s favorite trappings¬--fringe¬--adorns this oversized black leather hobo bag by Tracy Zych. The gold studs further contribute to the overall tough look of the bag while the shape is large enough to house all of your belongings¬--even a small laptop!
What Comes Around Goes Around Vintage Boyfriend Jean ($215)
This season favors boyish, grungy takes on denim and we fell in love with these destroyed vintage style from What Comes Around Goes Around. The one-of-a-kind distressed jeans are available exclusively from Chickdowntown.com, so be sure to grab yours before they¬'re gone!
Pratt's Black Oil Norton Motorcross Jeans ($198)
We¬'re crazy about the motocross styling of these black Pratt¬'s jeans. This super-slim pair features zipper details at the back pockets and hem, and unique stitched detailing at the knees reminiscent of the protective gear worn by Evel Knievel types. Wear these jeans with a little leather jacket for a look that¬'s totally biker-chic.
Black Halo Maureen Dress in Charcoal and Black ($385)
Designed exclusively for Chickdowntown.com, the Black Halo Maureen Dress is a tastefully seductive frock that can be both office and cocktail party appropriate. Available in both black and charcoal, the tailored dress fits like a glove with unique detailing at the bust and waist lines, plus a sleek exposed zipper at the back.
Current/Elliott The Boyfriend Jean in Super Loved Destroyed ($229)
We're huge fans of denim line Current/Elliott. When it comes to lazy Sundays, Current/Elliot's relaxed denim is the first thing we reach for in our closet. Their Boyfriend Jeans have a loose fit, subtly distressed details, trendy cuffs, and are perfect paired with a paper-thin tee or gauzy sweater. They¬'re sure to be your go-to favorites that you¬'ll use and abuse!
Elizabeth and James Red Plaid Shirt ($245)
Popular on the runways and young Hollywood alike, a plaid shirt is a must-have basic for your fall wardrobe. This Elizabeth and James Red Plaid Shirt features a single chest pocket, as well as cinched button detailing at the back. Wear it with anything from a body conscious skirt and ankle booties to leggings and tall boots.
Giuseppe Zanotti Two Tone Riding Boot ($1,195)
Flat boots are without a doubt an item you¬'ll reach for repeatedly in the autumn months, so it doesn¬'t hurt to invest in a pair that will take you far in style. The Two Tone Riding Boot from Giuseppe Zanotti is a sophisticated classic with an equestrian vibe. The soft black suede contrasts handsomely with the brown leather used at the base and lining the top of the boot.
Inhabit Olive Cashmere Sport Vest ($483)
This isn¬'t your grandpa¬'s utility vest! A fisherman style gets glamorized by Inhabit with their Olive Cashmere Sport Vest. The luxuriously soft piece would look fantastic paired over a long-sleeve burnout tee with fitted black jodhpur pants and boots. You¬'ll look like the most fashionable outdoors-girl around.