Georgetown fashionista/boutique owner Marlene Hu breaks down spring’s ’70s-inspired style.
Into the groove: This look from Chloé’s Spring/Summer 2016 show exemplifies the swing towards ’70s-inspired style, says fashion arbiter Marlene Hu.
The trend: “Soft, feminine, fluid fabrics in relaxed silhouettes in boho prints and tie dye, paired with casual shorts.”
Designers doing it especially well: “Chloé, Valentino, Isabel Marant.”
How to wear it: “Sometimes runway pieces are too dramatic for everyday. A blouse with a runway print is an easy way to get [the] look in real life.”
Best thing about DC’s style scene right now: “People are taking chances. When we opened 11 years ago, some clients couldn’t fathom buying an open-toed shoe! The days of the DC wonk turning her nose up at fashion are numbered. We live in a world-class city. It’s about time we dressed like one!”
Go-to shops: “Weschler’s Auction house near the FBI building. It’s a treasure trove. Also, pop-ups at places like Union Market—I’m a big fan of Ron Edwards!”