One Color, Four Ways

With Valentines Day just around the corner
we’ve been seeing more and more red:
Decorations for sale and items coming through the shop,
but it’s a tricky color to pull off.

Red is strong and daring.
Here are four ways to work the look like the pros.

(Kate Spade handbag $98, vintage bracelet $10, vintage belt $6, size 7.5 Maripe heels $22, size large Tulle jacket $24, size 8 Meritage skirt $28)

The best way to make heads turn is with a red jacket. White and gold accents gives the hue a softer side, so look for pieces with feminine details like lace, tulle, and polkadots.

(Necessary Objects clutch $18, bracelet $10, necklace $18, Boutique 9 heels $34, size large 525 America cardigan $52, size medium Sweet Pea top $28, size 6 Gap jeans $12)

 

 

 

The easiest way to sport the color red is through your accessories. Layer some bracelets, wear red pumps; a little bit can go a long way.

 

 

 

(Antonio Melani handbag $125, Lucky Accessories earrings $39, Nine West boots $38, size small shirt $24, Bernardo jacket $198 NEW, Rich&Skinny jeans $50)

If you wanna be bold, wear red pants. The bold color shows off curves, and puts the focus on your legs. Instead of pairing red jeans with a black top, which cold be overly sexy, try going Americana with tan suede and denim accents.

(Vintage handbag $42, vintage clip-on earrings $8, size 36 Manolo Blahnik kitten-heels $264, size 44 Vivienne Westwood blazer $158, size 2 Tocca dress $114)

If you prefer a little red all over, the best way to go is vintage. Red, navy, and cream are a classic combination; and in 50’s silhouettes the effect is stunning. Swipe on your best red lipstick and see how you feel.

I am Woman…

Hear me roar!!!

Cropped or full-length,
genuine or faux,
all-over or just the trim;
whatever your preference, ’tis the season for fur.

Vince Camuto booties $38, earrings $10, necklace $33, Tory Burch vest $298 NEW, Sigrid Olsen top $20, Joie pants $56)

 

Often fur is considered glamorous,
but it can be easily worn for a day-look.
Brown fur is more casual, and the vest gives a youthful vibe. Paired with satin cargo pants this look is casual chic.

 

 

 

(Tea Bags heels &48, Marc New York coat $158, Alice Ritter top $68, Jenne Maac pants $60 NEW)

 

 

 

Black fur can be for day, too,
but it’s better done with jewel tones and sleek silhouettes. This look is super luxe yet still appropriate for the work place!

 

 

 

(Good Girls Studio earrings $28, Boutique 9 boots $108, Corey Lynn Calter dress $188, vintage coat $78)

 

 

If you’re just looking to have fun with fur, try channeling a decade known for it’s lavishness.
Thinking 70’s? So were we! Pretend you’re Kate Hudson’s character in Almost Famous: throw on some killer boots, a sheer dress, and a suede with fur trim coat. You’ll be feeling groovy in no time.

 

(Woodcraft by Jon Pitts earrings $45, Steve Madden heels $48, Kova&T belt $32, Pull&Bear top $14, Express skirt $18, Maxima coat $68)

 

 

 

“What about a more recent decade?”
Oh, well the 90’s of course. A little bit grunge, a little bit 70’s throw-back. Think earthy colors and floral prints; Marc Jacobs’ designs for Perry Ellis. It’s cool without even trying…

 

 

 

Want more fur? Well stop by the shop, you animal!

Favorite Things – Accessories Edition

With Spring just around the corner
I’ve begun dreaming about color.
The warm weather just lends itself to wearing brights and pastels,
prints of all types; and I can’t wait to leave my Winter wardrobe behind.

If you haven’t seen our online shop,
you should visit it now.
We’ve organized our items by color, hoping to help brighten your day.
But it’s also how we organize the Revolver closet!

Here are some of our favorite pieces, just waiting for Spring…

Isabella Fiore handbag, $142

Red arm-candy always makes the outfit.
Running into Yoga class (sleek Lulu Lemon in black),
or heading to work (black pump, black slacks, white blouse), you’ll look sleek and sharp.

Kate Spade envelope clutch, $60

Ever pair coral and navy? It’s a dynamic combination you can achieve with this little number and a pair of dark wash jeans. Throw on a simple top and your best smile: you’ll be sure to get attention night or day.

Jimmy Choo patent mule, size 38.5, $198

Every girl needs a pair of pink heels. These 3″ mules come with the comfort Mr. Choo’s expertise.

Dolce & Gabbana snakeskin slingback, size 39.5, $14

What goes perfectly with a white eyelet dress? Strappy yellow sling-backs that remind you of the sun.

Kate Spade satin evening bag, $120

 

This elegant handbag is modern in a way that retains an air of old-world sophistication. Perfect for an evening out on the town.

Prada feather collar, $120

Have you hopped on the collar trend yet? It’s a great way to spice up a frequently worn blouse or add a touch of the unexpected with a LBD. With tons of designers doing it, and plenty of DIY tricks, there’s no reason your top should be boring.

Cole Haan velvet heels, size 6, $160

Here’s a piece that can be worn for Fall, Winter, and even early Spring. You deserve luxurious shoes in your Footwear Arsenal; and with a touch of vintage menswear these are the perfect pair to have.

 

 

Remember, accessories are supposed to be fun! We collect them to spice up our basics and put a hop in our step. Get some color in your life!

One for the Guys…

Hey guys,
remember when GQ named Raleigh one of the worst-dressed cities in America?
Well, what are you doing to change that?
It’s not about buying a whole new wardrobe,
or completely changing your image.
Dressing well is as simple as paying attention to fit and using color to your advantage.

hat $26, Ralph by RL blazer $68, J. Crew sweater $20, Roberto Villini shirt $22, Joes pants $82

First thing’s first, ditch the khakis. Actually, ditch anything with a pleated front. Corduroys are a great fall/winter pant and can add textural interest to an outfit. If you really must bring the golf course into everyday life, do so in a more subtle way. A monochromatic color scheme can make argyle more modern. Throw on a vintage cap and you’ll be truly unique.

James Perse shoes $48, Loungelizard jacket $68, Zegna sweater $78, Pendleton shirt $38, Banana Republic pants $20

 

 

 

 

Shoes are another area of improvement. Sperry’s, Wallabees, and especially Crocs, should never be worn on the regular (or at all). These James Perse kicks are cool without being in-your-face. Keeping a neutral color pallet gives you room to play with textures and prints. When wearing plaid, pick one or two colors from the print to incorporate in your other pieces. If it’s not a neutral (black, brown, gray, white), and the color isn’t within the plaid, then don’t pair it together!

Alden shoes $128, belt $14, Burberry jacket $478, Verabelle cardigan $48, Ben Sherman shirt $24, Martin+Osa pants $40

For those of you who are still wearing light-wash, or (cringe) acid-wash, throw them away! Dark-wash should be your go-to denim shade. If you like a little more color in your look stick to two or three. Navy and red are always a good combo, but feel free to pick 2-3 colors that are beside each other on a color wheel to incorporate into your outfit. When layering clothes, pick one print and one solid; the solid color should be pulled from the print. And don’t forget, wearing a cardigan doesn’t make you any less of a man!

vintage hat $68, PJ Salvage blazer $42, Vittori Rocchetti sweater $42, Burberry shirt $58, Seven for All Mankind pants $80 NEW

If you’re going out for the evening, or taking out a lady, more attention should be put into your outfit. Polos and jeans are not appropriate for a nice dinner. These Seven pants are a deep blue, giving an appearance of denim, but have the weight and feel of slacks. Keep the color to a minimum as to not overpower your natural looks. A fedora makes any occasion more sophisticated.

Remember these tips and you’ll (hopefully) never dress bad again. Feeling unsure? Feel free to come by the shop and have our in-house stylist show you first-hand how to look debonair!

Layering Lights

We tend to think of pastels and nudes as “spring” colors,
reserved for the likes of Easter and days spent in gardens.
But what if those colors were worn in winter?
By layering light-weight fabrics with chunky textures
the look becomes etherial, whimsical, and warm.


Pair a long knitted cardigan with a long blazer.
(Cole Haan heels $78, Necessary Objects clutch $18, vintage necklace $18, size 8 Doncaster blazer $98, Calypso cardigan $98, Maxazria dress $88)












Throw a comfy sweater over a dress.
(Cole Haan $68, Ann Taylor handbag NEW $60, scarf $16, Improvd jacket $148, Valentino sweater NEW $198, Kristina Ti dress NEW $290)









Try putting a skirt over a dress to create versatility in your wardrobe.
(ZIGIgirl heels NEW $48, Barney’s purse $220, gold&moonstone necklace $32, Ryu jacket $28, J. Crew dress worn as top $40, Haute Hippie skirt $168)












If you’re unsure of Spring shades for Winter, opt for icy blue hues.
(size 11 Miu Miu heels $168, clutch $16, Trende Femme broach $25, Pashmina scarf $28, size 12 Magaschoni blazer $120, ParkVogel sweater $96, Isabel Marant shirt $98, size 6 Banana Republic skirt $14)

A New Year, a New You

Have you been keeping up with your New Year’s Resolutions?
We think one of the easiest to follow is simply amping up your everyday attire.
Make more of an effort in the way you dress,
and take time to create an outfit.
Whether it’s running errands or going out at night,
try making simple changes or small additions to your ensemble.
Here are some of our favorite looks…


Instead of sporting old jeans and a T-shirt to run errands,
try a colored, straight/skinny jean. Loose layers with a sleek belt show your shape and keep you comfortable.
(Car Shoe handbag $288, earrings $12, size 37.5 Pucci flats $150, American Apparel vest $10, Vince shirt NEW $102, size 27T J. Crew corduroys $22)




For those who spend their afternoons in a classroom,
don’t dress like you’re at the gym.
Or asleep, or like it’s laundry day.
Amp up the basic jeans and T with the right accessories.
Keep in mind color combinations and you’ll never dress boring again.
(Louis Vuitton backpack $648, necklaces $22 & $18, bracelet by Pickles Accessories $48, size 37.5 Hollywould flats $58, Generra vest $34, Demylee shirt $26, Citizens jeans $50)
If you’re a working woman play up the classics.
Black slacks and a white shirt are always chic.
Try incorporating different textures with a pop of color.
The luxe fabrics will make you feel beautiful without looking flashy.
You could even take on a signature shade, forming a Fashionista’s Uniform of black, white, and your color.
(Vintage handbag $26, Nine West heels $36, vintage 50s/60’s jacket $68, Jill Stuart top $88, Midi tank $18, size 6 Jenne Maac pants NEW $60)


Even your “going out” look could use an update.
There’s a new way to dress up for the night; show less skin, not too flashy, and add a little edge.
Instead of a mini skirt, rock a pair of graphic skinny jeans.
Not feeling that bold? Go for black, grey, or a dark indigo.
Showing a little decolletage never hurt, and a pendant necklace elongates the body.


The best way to work it? A killer pair of heels; they add an unexpected element to your outfit and make your legs (&butt) look great!
(Louison Paris wristlet $18, Cassidy Jane necklace $40, bracelet $45, size 7.5 Nina heels $28, Obakki top $50, Siwy jeans $50)

Designer of the Month

Ever heard of AH Peele?
It’s a design duo consisting of AdAm and Hiromi Peele,
a cute artsy couple that met in late 2001.
Since then they’ve grown as a business, established their brand globally, and still hold a large fan base in the Triangle Area.
Revolver carries mainly men’s clothing from AH Peele;
like hats, hoodies, and shirts,
but visit their Etsy site and you’ll find various product offerings.
More information and online purchases can be found here.

BUT WAIT
We just got in some amazing new pieces from the design duo!

These amazing, one-of-a-kind gloves are dying to be your arm candy for a formal soirée.
And we’ve got a matching dress!
Guys, there’s a super cool blazer waiting for you, too.



Know your locals.