Does anyone else feel like their wardrobe needs a little—maybe a lot—of help right now? After a year of shopping only for quarantine-friendly athleisure, we’re not even sure where to start updating our summer closet. So we turned to Katie Fong, one of our favorite Greenwich Moms and owner of Katie Fong the Boutique, to get her advice.
Katie’s beautiful store carries her own made-to-order Collection of wedding and special occasion pieces, as well as silk separates that work dressed up or down. She also stocks cashmere, jewelry and accessories. But she’s not only a talented designer and business owner—she has gorgeous personal style. Like many of us, the past year-plus (and having a toddler!) has made her simplify her wardrobe. “The number one thing that has changed the most is having pieces in my closet that can go from day to evening or from work to pick up. Garments that I do not need to think twice about are what I have been gravitating to most!” shares Katie. Below, she shares her five go-to, mom uniform pieces.
Bias Slip Dress by Katie Fong
Katie Says: OurBias Slip Dress is a new favorite in the shop and loved by many of my customers. It can be made in over 300 colors and at any length. It is reversible—so you can rock the shiny side to be dressier and matte side for a more casual look. The best part is it is unlike so many bias dresses out there. It doesn’t pucker at the side and it is of a great weight so it’s comfortable and flattering to wear. (Shown in photo above.)
Carina 60 Espadrilles by Castanar
Katie Says: These are my go-to summer shoe. It is the perfect height espadrille to wear to work, but also run after a toddler while still getting a little extra height! They are so comfortable and I have them in several colors!
Panera Bag by Into The Woods
Katie Says: We’ve been carrying a selection of Into the Woods at the Katie Says: We carry these in the boutique and it is the perfect bag to go with any outfit dressed up or down! I love the shape of this tote and the size still fits some snacks and a bottle for my little one. Perfect for a lunch or dinner out with kids!
Le Vintage Denim Jacket by Frame Denim
Katie Says: I purchased this standard style by Frame when I was pregnant, and it’s been a staple every summer for me. It goes perfectly with any dress, also looks cute worn over the shoulders, and is made of a buttery denim. The girls at the Greenwich store are the sweetest and helped me choose this number! (Shown in photo above.)
Lorelei Cashmere Sweater by Filoro Cashmere
Katie Says: I’m always cold indoors in the summertime, so I usually always have some sort of lightweight cashmere sweater with me to drape over my shoulders or put on. Filoro is founded by a fellow Greenwich Mom and GHS graduate, Kim Conrad, and I’m thrilled to carry a selection of her luxurious and well-priced cashmere in my shop!