Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Runway to Reality: The Urban Prairie LOOK

I'm not the only one enamored with the Prairie look.
Look what came off the Ready-To-Wear runways this past year.

Urban Prairie Fashion Collage1 copy

Anthropologie also had some Prairie-Inspired looks in their Indian Summer collection.
Urban Prairie Fashion Collage 2 copy

I think this look will transition seamlessly into fall, and it's especially easy to add a subtle Prairie-influence to your style for work or for weekend.  I have built these collections around easy to find, moderately priced pieces that are on-trend and readily available at most clothing retailers.

Urban Prairie- Silk and Stones

Featuring the "Silk and Stones" Bracelet, and "Copper Leaves" Earrings, this ensemble pairs skinny jeans with a loosely draped poncho sweater. Accessorize with wedge lace-up boots, a wide brim hat, slouchy brown leather bag and oversized shades.  Perfect for a Fall Day!

Urban Prairie- Heart Canyon

Winter-White Cords, a fitted Chambray Oxford, comfortable Tan Loafers, a knit Gold Cardigan, and chic Red Leather structured Tote are complimented by the artisinal accents of the "Heart Canyon" necklace and "Copper Spirals" bracelet. About town or at the office, this outfit is comfortable and stylish.

Easy, Romantic and Bohemian.  A flowing Maxi-Skirt in an Neutral Ethnic print is topped with a simple coordinating Solid Scoop-Neck Tee and Gauzy Belted Cardigan.  Accessorize with a Statement Piece, like the "Irreverent Willows" necklace and coordinating "Sweet Clusters" earrings, Peep-Toe Wedges and a Leather Cross-Body Bag.

Urban Prairie- Well Traveled

Plaid and Ponchos are both so fashionable right now!  Have fun mixing patterns with a Knee-Length Plaid skirt and Tone-on-Tone Blue Floral Button-Up.  Add a Cream Cable Pullover and Knee-High Leather Riding Boots for warmth, and top with beautiful jewelry, like the "My Prairie Heart" necklace, and "Heart Canyon" earrings.  With an elegantly tailored Poncho and sleek Clutch you're ready for adventure! (Don't forget an umbrella!)

Have questions about the pieces, or want help deciding what would be right for you?
Email Elysian Studios for personal styling service.


  1. Erin, I just LOVE the way you are featuring your designs. I found Polyvore because of you (now to learn how to use it)! Your work looks wonderful with up-to-the-minute fashion! Fantastic!

  2. Georgene, that is wonderful! There is a million things you can do with Polyvore- have fun! Thank you so much for your encouragement- I am glad you are enjoying these!

  3. Erin, I think this is super, super smart! These are great companion posts to your new jewelry posts. People love to be instructed in fashion because most don't feel good enough & it's so much easier to imagine yourself wearing different kinds of jewelry, too. Keep it up, I say! I

  4. Love,love, love this!!! These look awesome my friend!!! Love what you did even better then the runway lol!


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