Wedding Pinspiration: Aquamarine

Wedding Pinspiration: Aquamarine   -  via Style-Architects

At the Style-Architects office, blue is in heavy rotation year-round. Let’s be real, no matter age, skin tone, blonde, brunette or red head, it’s a color that flatters everyone.

This wedding season, one particular shade of blue seems to be exceptionally inspired. With fluid fabrics and a cooler tone, natural elements like your floral's greenery and wooden tables seems to go seamlessly with aquamarine, a multi-seasonal beautiful blend of blue and green.

These cool blues pair beautifully with other blues, make whites pop or create a striking statement all on their own. And while a blue bridesmaids dress is often the cool quintessential staple, we love the season’s creative plays with accessories that add depth and texture to your wedding day, such as your cake, tablescape and florals. So what do you think? Enough proof that this wedding season, cool blues are red hot?

Sweater Dressing 101

Sweater Dressing 101  -  via Style-Architects

It's no surprise that knits of all kind dominated the runway at Fashion Week last Spring. Although we Minnesotans are practically numb to the term {hashtag} sweater weather, every time falls comes around, we can't wait to purge our sleeveless shirts and drown our bodies in the slouchiest, coziest of sweaters. This season, join us and ditch the go-to sweater/denim ensemble and play around by pairing your knits with the unlikely to perfect the art of chic combined with a fresh jolt of warmth.

Monthly Musing: Shear Genius

Monthly Musing: Shear Genius  -  via Style-Architects

Watch the leaves change colors and embrace fall’s savory flavors in a shearling shrug-- this month’s "it" textile. The fabulous fur doesn’t need to be limited to vests, throws or your go-to Ugg boots. Embrace the coziness and warmth shearling brings by picking up some unique accessories, home décor or fashion pieces. Shearling can even be the unexpected finishing touch to a fall wedding!  

City Guide: Wayzata

City Guide: Wayzata  -  via Style-Architects

Although lovers to our 'hood we like to call the North Loop, we think it's time we spread our wings and explore some of the other gems the Twin Cities has to offer. Over the past few weeks, we've spent some time enjoying the final dog days over by Lake Minnetonka, eating, sunbathing and shopping our way through Wayzata. Whether you consider yourself a foodie or a fashionista, there's no doubt you'll find yourself in awe by this charming city. Here are a few of our notable favs: 1. Look out Sunsets, there's a new kid on the block. Reserve a table at Cōv and you'll feel like you're eating right in nantucket.

2. House of 365. Your one-stop shop for all things gorgeous. From classics like Diane Von Furstenberg and Nanette Lepore to affordable lines like Bailey 44, you're sure to find a staple for your wardrobe at this mother/daughter-owned boutique.

3. Who says you have to send your measurements to France to get a swoon-worthy designer gown? {Yes, that's a Bridesmaids reference..thanks Kirsten Wiig} For you brides-to-be, make sure to add Posh Bridal Couture to your tour de wedding dress.

4. Ever-what? Say hello to the new and improved Hot Mama, Evereve. With a new name comes many new locations, including a Wayzata location.

5. Fashion Ave 2. Filled with hidden treasures from the past, Edina's sister store has a collection of chic designer clothing, accessories, and shoes. Like, we're talking Chanel and Louis Vuitton..need we say more?

6. Don't wait until after New Years to show some love for your bod. Steele Fitness' owner, Steele Smiley takes fitness upscale with his first location located in downtown Wayzata.

7. Adios ice cream, hello yogurt. From avocado to birthday cake {and every topping you can image} make sure to stop into Yogurt Lab, the tastiest science lab you've ever been in.

6 Summer-to-fall Transitional Outfit Ideas

6 Summer to Fall Outfit Ideas  -  via Style-Architects

Transitioning your wardrobe in-between seasons is definitely a fashion feat. You aren't quite ready to fully embrace the layers and dive into the fall fashion trends just yet + your all-white ensemble and flowy maxis you rocked during the summer months aren't going to work either. Take a peek at some of our favorite fashion influencers who sure know how to rock looks perfect for these "so-so" temperatures. 1. Dusters are all the rage this season. While you can still bare your legs, pair one with your favorite pencil skirt and blouse for an office-ready outfit that transitions perfectly into the night.

2. You don't need to kiss your jeans shorts goodbye QUITE yet. But, that doesn't mean you can rock them with a cropped top. Pair your daisy dukes with a favorite chunky knit and ankle booties for an in-between look!

3. Cropped tops aren't reserved for the hot months. Take a risk and throw one over a basic tee to impress your fashionista friends with your fearlessness.

4. Whoever said that your white jeans needed to be tossed after Labor Day? Even out the summer feel by throwing a soft sweater underneath.

5. Remember your favorite go-to summer dress? Warm up {pun intended} the look and add a big scarf or poncho for a cozy-chic vibe.

6. Stay slouchy and sophisticated by pulling out that turtleneck sweater that's been in hiding all summer. Then, pair it with some boyfriend jeans and strappy sandals for a fuss-free put-together look.

Stylish Person Feature: Kyle Wilson

Stylish Person: Kyle Wilson  -  via Style-Architects

It's time we shared a dapper dude with you all for this month's stylish person feature {no offense ladies}. Meet Kyle Wilson, manager of Shinola Minneapolis and creative force + owner of Stewart James {we highly suggest you check this hip, nautical line out}. Sit back, enjoy your Tuesday morning cup of jo and take notes from this "Made in America" retail genius. 1. Tell us about your position as manager of the Shinola Minneapolis store?

As manager of Shinola MPLS I love each and everyday. I get to work with incredible employees who were all willing to give up stable jobs to come work with me at Shinola. Everyday is exciting and new at the Store. Since my very first day with the company, I have been extremely passionate about the brand and the “made in America” story behind it.

2. What do you like best about your job?

Being able to meet new customers everyday. We get everyone from young hipsters loving the north loop vibe, to mature customers who love our products and want His and Her Shinola bikes! I love to hear customer’s unique stories about how they heard about Shinola and their passion for the brand.

3. We've also heard a bit about your company, Stewart James. Tell us more!

Stewart James was created from a vision of a nautical apparel clothing line, where all the pieces would only get better with age. Our first item in the collection was a collaboration with Ebbets Field; an anchor hat.  The hat symbolized the classic, effortless feel that can be so hard to achieve.  I wanted to bring the nautical feel back to the Midwest with the “made in America” added benefit.

Stewart James is an inspirational outlet where I can create great product made in America. Red, white, and blue are always a classic pairing of colors, which Stewart James tries to emphasize in each individual item.

4. How do you like to spend your weekends?

My wife and I both love to get up early to get coffee and explore the beautiful locations here in Minnesota. We live and hangout most of our time around the lakes, we enjoy biking on the Green Way, exploring new shops and trying out new restaurants (mostly pizza joints!)

5. How would you describe your personal style?

"Ivy Prep." I love wearing oxfords, chinos, sneakers and chukka boots. I get inspiration on my preppy style from brands like; Grayers, Todd Snyder, Gitman Vintage, and Jack Spade.

6. What adds pep to your step?

Brand new sneakers. There is just something about getting a new pair of shoes that makes all my worries in the world disappear!