If I had a totem spirit, it would be the fox. What else could explain my obsessions for Shiba Inus and this fox-print shirt I discovered in my recent trip to Brooklyn? Handcrafted in the good ol’ U. S. of A., I loved the playful print and silky smooth feeling of this In God We Trust button-down. To justify the purchase, I took the Rule of Three on an adventure through DC, highlighting both the versatility of the shirt and some of the city’s iconic sites.
Weekend Casual. The easiest way to wear a patterned shirt is with a pair of jeans. It brightens up an average outfit with color and a lovely vignette that others can enjoy. Pair it with a coat (this one is my mother’s circa 1970s) in a complementary color and leopard heels (which are also a neutral).
Sunday Brunch. Wear the shirt for a brunch gathering by layering it under a vest or sleeveless top. Plaids are a good layering piece because it gives dimension to an outfit. To keep it from looking too school girl, pointy shoes are a good counterbalance.
[ Site: The National Arboretum Capitol Columns / The Goods: J. Crew Skirt / Alexander Wang Shoes (limited sizes available, in black here) / Super Sunglasses / Dana Rebecca Necklace / David Yurman bracelet and bracelet from Israel]
Office Attire. For those casual Fridays in the office, Fox Face can accompany you to work with a pencil skirt and ankle strap heels. Every woman should own, not one, but many pencil skirts. They are an easy way to dress up anything in your closet.
PS – It must have been fate when I spotted a fox in the last series of photos (hence the pointing). The fox was saying, “Hey, I approve of this shirt” or so I tell myself.