I’m a sucker for the right cut and lines of an ensemble. An outfit is far beyond the color, pattern, and brand to me—I tend to focus on the fit and shape of a piece. I have certain brands I admire, others I actually wear, and others I take straight to the tailor because the piece just doesn’t sit the way it should.
I love Kit & Ace because it embodies a lifestyle: the city-dweller, on-the-go girl who needs a comfortable piece with clean lines and a great cut that takes you from work to play. Kit & Ace also offers a mix of tailored trousers and jackets with unique cuts, in addition to its signature technical cashmere tees and tanks in its staple shades of white, grey, and black.
The brand is inspired by athletes, lending itself to comfortable pieces that you could very well exercise or sleep in, but they’re so nice you likely wouldn’t. This season, the Kit & Ace designers kicked it up a notch with a very athletic spring collection of slouchy, sweat-pants-inspired trousers, track pants, and track shorts.
I went crazy for the fancy-yet-casual athletic bottoms, particularly the silk track shorts in black with white piping. They work perfectly with my evolving rotation of grey tees and my go-to accessories of Adidas shoes and Chanel handbag. (And, yes, as far as I’m concerned, they go together.)
Despite my love of color and my colorful personality, I tend to stick with a palette of grey, black, and white these days—it just makes life less complicated. On busy days—which are most days—it eliminates decision fatigue. Monochrome is certainly easiest when packing, allowing me to pack some staple, high-quality pieces, a few coats, and lots of accessories.
This kind of simplicity and style also lends itself to architecture—another one of my loves. As it’s D.C. Architecture Month, we dropped by the American Institute for Architects – DC Chapter to check out what’s ahead. The DC Architecture Center is an office, private event, and exhibition space.
I’ve actually been a co-hostess of a pop-up shop there, as the open space and convenient location lends itself to a great spot for events. In addition to hosting all of the information about the tours and treats during this month’s Architecture Month, the space is currently showing an exhibit, Bees in the City, on the endangerment of honeybees and how city gardens can help.
Shop our favorite black-and-white, athletic inspired pieces below.
Bitch Biz: We partnered with D.C. Architecture Week on this post. While we did receive compensation from the organization, this article was written independently by Bitches Who Brunch. Clothes courtesy of Kit & Ace.