Preppy Meets Traditional at Soi Chic

by Mikka Padua September 07, 2014

We always keep an eye on intricately handmade works of art when we travel either for business or leisure-- or both. And so, fresh from a trip to Northern Thailand, we came home with very tired eyes (from all the colors and textures!) yet very inspired with loads of great finds! 

It's one thing to acquire a handmade piece borne out of culture and tradition and another to actually make it relevant to your closets, your living room, your kitchen-- or simply put, your lifestyle. It's your way of giving it a modern yet personal spin that makes this whole 'eclecticism' so interesting and so 'current.'

At Soi Chic, we bring your exotic finds with a contemporary spin. Starting with this amazingly intricate embroidered vest from the Karen tribe of southern Myanmar.

Styled with a chambray button down shirt, cropped jeans, and pool slides. Finished off with the Linda tote from Abre. We will take this look to some exotic locale or to a weekend road trip. Switch the slides to classic black pumps and this look will be work-appropriate in a creative environment. 

We know the versatility of the classic white button down a little too well. We wear it with almost anything and in this case the Hmong wrap mini gave our favorite closet staple a playful punch. We love that the shirt is peeking out of the skirt giving it an unexpected twist. Classic black pumps and a structured tote polish the look.

This look is a play of proportions. The Hmong cropped jacket lends an interesting structure to the billowy Mali dress. Playful accessories finish the look you can take from day to night.

The Hmong knee-length wrap skirt is a statement piece you can dress up or down. Styled with a boxy top and sandals-- we will take this look from work week to weekend. The Chedi scarf brings a jet-set feel to the outfit whether its tied around your neck or on your tote. 

The Lanna Nomadic tunic top when teamed with a denim skirt is a casual yet put-together look. Add a stunning embroidered clutch to further the global appeal.  

There you have it. Five easy looks from our trusty preppy-jet set style formula. Here's to hoping we have helped you introduce your Soi Chic finds into your daily sartorial takes with fun and ease!

Your Purveyor-of-the-Uniq,


Mikka Padua
Mikka Padua


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