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Let’s Move Past Skinny Jeans

September 25, 2013

It took us a while to get there, and there are still some of us that don’t feel comfortable wearing them or simply just don’t look their best with skinny jeans on (and that’s OK!), but for those of you who are just plain stubborn and don’t want to try something new, this is for you.

Let’s move past skinny jeans, please.

I’m not telling you to go immediately run to your closet to throw all of your skinnies away, all I am saying is, let’s add some variety, think outside the box, broaden your horizon. You get the point.

I can’t think of a single jean fit/style that isn’t IN style. Right now, we have the luxury to choose from skinny, flare, straight, bootcut, high-waisted, mid-rise, low-rise, distressed, crop, capri, rolled, bell bottoms… they are alllllllllll good! Choose what is right for you. If you don’t know, come ask us. Really, we WANT to make you look good. It’s what we do.

We have a variety of jeans that will fit any body-type so we put three different jean brands/fits on three different body types to demonstrate that YOU can move beyond skinny jeans and into the flare world.

Karina: Karina is a shorty. She’s a mother to an adorable little toddler and has a little curve to her and isn’t ashamed of it. Because she is on the shorter spectrum, we put the Hudson Signature Bootcut on her and look how chic she looks! I know that skinny jeans are easy to move in but basically shows you that you can still be an active momma with flares on. She also proves that the shorter gals can wear flares- just look for the bootcuts- they are made for you!

Erica: Erica is average height so she can basically get away with anything- lucky girl. Because she has skinny legs and had an oversized top and jacket on, we wanted to elongate her look with Mother Denim’s Runaway bootcut. Look at those legs!

Me: Because I am ridiculously (and almost freakishly) tall, I wore the J Brand Martini style because I wanted a little bell-bottom in my life. This style isn’t limited to tall women. Shorter women can rock this look; they just need to get their jeans shortened- bagginess in jeans is what causes shorter women to look shorter, so alter that stuff! A heel or a wedge doesn’t hurt either to lift you up.

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Believe it or not, there is a way to look like Alessandra Ambrosio

September 16, 2013

And it’s by wearing these J Brand leather leggings that we have in the store. They are a great alternative to leather pants because they have the stretch of a legging (because they ARE one!! Get it?). If these guys are a little bit out of your price range, don’t sweat it. We’ve got great waxed pants that give you this leather-look.

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August 12, 2013

Another addition to this fall’s womenswear lineup is J Brand Ready-to-Wear. Although we have had the “J Brand” label before in the store, there is a difference between J Brand Denim and J Brand Ready-to-Wear- a huge one. Known for its incredible fits due to their variety of styles that allows nearly everyone to fit into some sort of J Brand pant, in the spring of 2012, J Brand CEO and founder Jeff Rudes, creative director Donald Oliver, and collaborators Christopher Kane & Proenza Schouler, launched an entire Ready-to-Wear label. It’s rare for a line to have so many collaborators but it’s what makes J Brand RTW so darn good. Oliver describes J Brand as a “we” rather than “I” culture; “It’s what makes for the most creative environment,” he states in an interview with Vogue. Sounds a lot like the A.K. environment, which makes me like J Brand even more!

When describing J Brand RTW, Oliver describes it as a “modern and confident,”not flashy, and “not trying too hard.” The line pays close attention to texture as it somehow manages to mix contrasting fabrics and make them simple.

The fall 2013 Ready-to-Wear collection “explores the theme of darkness through a progression of creative archetypes and stages of creative angst.” There are four sequences that capture the beauty of darkness. The first indulges in over simplicity with pitch blacks, neutrals, and icy blues, making minimalist arrangements of leather and fluid-like fabrics. The second sequence explores the play between shadow and light with black, white, and grey relaxed, airy fits. The next then focuses on darkness in the wilderness and nature. With raw materials like wools, leathers, animal prints, and suede, it displays the natural palette of the woods in the fall. The last sequence contains a lot of black velvet that conveys the darkness of art- whether that be from ink, soot, and resins. 

All right, maybe that sounded a little too crazy and in-depth but it demonstrates the thought and detail that went into making this RTW line. Although it looks predominantly black and dark, the texture and artistic lines of the clothing is what makes the J Brand pieces “outfit-makers.”

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Spring Moves

March 4, 2013

A.K. is getting geared up for Spring in more ways than one. The annual debates of how soon is to soon for white jeans, when should the staff’s closet change over from Winter grays to Spring colors, and the ever important vacation wardrobes are being discussed. Just to show you why the guys are all talking is our new Eton, J Brand and L.B.M. 1911 lifestyle. These three brands are receiving so much press this last month in Details and Esquire as well as countless blogs, so we thought we would highlight some of the new arrivals!

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Spring is Just Around the Corner!

December 10, 2012

The weather outside is frightful, but our 2013 Spring Resort room is so delightful. Ok, so that had few too many syllables, but you catch my drift. As it’s getting progressively colder outsider, it’s getting hotter here at A.K. Rikk’s, figuratively speaking. Chris just finished setting up our Spring Resort room and forget eggnog; I’m craving a piña colada on the beach. We have so much fun, new, and colorful women’s clothing for spring. Cynthia Vincent, Haute Hippie, Marc by Marc Jacobs, J Brand, Tibi, and so much more!

So come by the store and get psyched about spring… or spring break! Stop by the bar, we’ll fix you a mai tai and send you upstairs and to the right toward the Spring Resort room! 

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J Brand in

August 11, 2010

Check out the Walker fit from J Brand in this coming September Men’s Journal! The Walker is our go to for an every guy fit. Not too baggy, not too trim, just right!

(look under the average guy for our newest wash!)

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