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Welcome to Dress Code, a new feature borrowed from our sister site in which we pick an event in Los Angeles and ask three of our favorite shops to solve the what-do-I-even-wear-to-that dilemma.
A sneak peek at The Well's look.
If you quite liked learning how to getting properly dressed for English equestrian events, our next Dress Code subject is a literal lesson on how to channel the original scary rich folk: The Addams Family. In today's how-to installment, we challenged DTLA essential shops OAK and The Well and Melrose boutique Reformation to each whip up a look inspired by Cinespia's screening of the 1991 comedy at Hollywood Cemetery.—Additional reporting by Jennifer Astin.
Why: As masters in monochromatic chic, NYC-based brand OAK was at the top of our list for advice on dressing in every shade of grey. OAK DTLA sales associate Mario Medina tells us he "picked this shirt because the collar reminds me so much of Lurch. Also, I had to throw in a little Rick Owens, and the stitching on these shoes is kind of Frankenstein."
Where: The Well
What: On Shanacie Mckee (left): Vivienne Westwood VW Print bag, $388; THVM x Behati Prinsloo high waist skinny jean, $198; Nomia boxy pocket shirt, $160 (was $268); G-Star jacket, $280; Kelsi Dagger Goya sandal, $164. On Stephanie Harrison: Miista Cassandra sandals, $154; Vivienne Westwood Pipe maxi skirt, $458; Bec And Bridge Osaka scuba tank, $160; Skingraft cropped motocross jacket, $1,100
Why: As frequent moviegoers of Cinespia's cemetery film experience, the ladies at The Well picked out pieces perfect for a picnic soiree. "My leather jacket goes everywhere with me, and what better place to wear it than a graveyard!" says retail manager and buyer Harrison. "This is really an LA summer night ensemble, and the maxi skirt is super comfortable." Mckee, a buyer, tells us the "ultra lightweight and breathable" G-Star jacket made sense for a hot summer evening, and "the backpack doubles as a picnic bag and is waterproof, which makes it a great choice for sitting on grass."
What: Rhodes dress, $88 with white Converse Chuck Taylor hi-top sneakers.
Why: We know the sustainably-minded #RefBabes are known to rock a peter pan collar, but store manager Anna Elinsky opted for a more skin-baring, summer-appropriate number. "I picked the Rhodes dress because it's one of my favorite staples from the store," she tells us, and the black-and-white striped piece "goes with the Addams Family theme; it's also super comfortable and easy to wear." The affordable price tag is also a major plus, she adds.
· The Well [Official Site]
· OAK NYC [Official Site]
· Reformation [Official Site]
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