Since you guys know that I’m always on the lookout for luxe essentials that strike a balance between beauty and function, I’m hella excited to show you my latest collaboration with a local Boston brand, Paridaez! This clothing line transforms into completely different articles of clothing so you can do what you want, when you want, meaning you can take one top and wear it to work, cycling class, and then out again for drinks. Founder Allison Daroie’s stated mission from the get-go was empower women by giving them high-quality, versatile pieces that can transition across the many activities women have day-to-day, which is something I can 100% get behind, and a capacity I definitely saw while wearing these pieces.
I ended up shooting the Albatross, Heron, and Bird of Paradise pieces, and had a ton of fun shooting them and highlighting the simplicity and flexibility of the entire wardrobe. The neutral palette of the items fit perfectly into my current aesthetic as well, and I loved that I was able to convert each of the items so that it would have an entirely different function. Check out Paridaez itself for more info on the brand itself (highly recommend checking out the Shop page to see GIFs of all of the ways you can wear the different pieces!), and keep reading to find out more about how I personally styled them.
The first look I shot centered around the Heron, which can convert between 2 dresses (1 wrap, 1 gathered) and 1 cardigan. I chose to highlight the wrap dress (hello my favorite way to show off curves!) and paired it with a leather choker, mirrored sunnies, suede moto jacket, and my favorite ankle strap heels to give it a little edge. I'd wear this out for a high-end brunch with my boyfriend in NYC, and could swap in some cute espadrilles or lace up flats to make the whole look a bit more wearable for an all-day look.
I capitalized on the length of the Albatross skirt/dress/tank combo for my second look (my favorite overall!), which I styled as more of a going-out look, perfect for a rooftop/outdoor bar in Cambridge. I wore a bralette top, textured bomber, and my ankle strap heels along with my new fave accordion purse (a steal from Nordstrom Rack!), and loved that the Albatross kept everything trim around my midsection while flowing out nicely towards my knees to give me more mobility (something that more traditional pencil skirts lack entirely).
My final look focused on the Bird of Paradise top, which is reversible to give you a more conservative or fun look depending on the neckline. I thought this piece would look rad as a crop top, so I folded the top and then paired it with some flowy, wide leg pants, a leather biker jacket, and some sunglasses as a headband (truly the intersection of beauty + function in real time!). This is something I'd wear out shopping with my girlfriends, and could then wear out to a nicer dinner in the evening.
Let me know what you think of my looks in the comments below! I'd love to hear what you guys think of this concept.