Articles about Standard Style

  • Not-So-Ugly Christmas Sweaters

    Though they sometimes get a bad reputation this time of year (enter ugly sweater parties), nothing is more versatile throughout the freezing winter season than a sweater.  Knit, embellished or fuzzy,… more

  • New York Magazine Recommends a KC Getaway

    Kansas City is the subject of New York Magazine’s most recent Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan. The online series highlights travel destinations, picking places to stay and eat and sharing… more

  • Kansas City Street Style: Danna Sullentrop

    With all of these dreary days looming over our heads, it’s refreshing to see a pop of color. As the salon manager at Shelby Herrick Salon, Danna Sullentrop shows us how to look polished… more

  • Party-Perfect Purses

    Lipstick? Check. House keys? Check. Phone? Check. Lighten up your load and brighten up your look by carrying the essentials in an eye-catching clutch. TOP: A.L.C. “Saville” leopard clutch, $472, from Standard Style.… more

  • Coat Check

    Winter can be dreary enough—why face it in a boring black coat? Choose a colorful coat that will inspire you to get out and embrace the chilly days ahead. Insight “Electricity” blue ponte coat with leather accents, $159, from… more

  • Holiday Gift Guide: Décor Devotee

    There’s nothing like the unique gift of art, so for your friend with a keen artistic eye, put a bow on this unique print created by Jaime Rovenstine (11 x 14, $36) to spice up their wall space. For… more

  • Holiday Gift Guide: Beauty Buff

    Calling all glamazons   With a variety of packages available, spoil your long-locked girlfriend with a gift card to Primp and Blow blow dry bar for one specialty blowout or for multiple to keep her… more

  • Holiday Gift Guide: Style Setter

    ‘Tis the season for style. Have a friend whose outfit is never complete without sunglasses? Feel good about these philanthropic TOMS’ Bellini sunglasses ($139, from Frankly Basic) inspired by… more

  • Anything-But-Basic Black

    Because black is still the new black. A head to toe black ensemble, although intimidating, is anything but boring. With the proper textures and patterns, you can perfect the ultimate monochromatic outfit without… more

  • 3 Things You Need: Candles

    Whether they’re adding ambiance or filling a room with a heavenly scent, candles are a home must-have.   We rounded up some of the coolest candles to illuminate your home. 1. The Mellow Diffuser Age-old folk… more

  • Night Moves

    We’re dreaming of the perfect wardrobe for this holiday party season. Winter whites, luxurious fabrics and a little sparkle: It’s going to be a winter to remember. Photos by Aaron Lindberg and David Allison  |  Makeup by Paige… more

  • Buttoned Up

    Sheer, silky and oh-so ladylike, the blouse is back this season. They easily make the transition from day to night, so they’re perfect for all those after-work holiday parties. From top, left to right: Rebecca Taylor floral-print… more

  • Scale Up

    The coolest trend to slither into stores this season? Reptilian prints that add a hint of danger to everything from accessories to ladylike dresses. ABOVE: 1. Joe’s mid-rise lizard print legging, $189, from Feng. 2. Necklace, $75,… more

  • Fall Beauty Trends We Love

    With the seasonal change comes more layers, hotter drinks and, of course, different beauty trends. We’ve found some of the most popular looks to try this fall.    1. Wine-stained lips There’s nothing more… more

  • Bundle Up in These Scarves

    Infinity, printed and knitted. Oh my! The lazy girl’s guide to accessorizing in the fall requires just one item: scarves. Don’t let the warm weather fool you, the cold of fall is coming and that means… more

  • 3 Things You Need: Dainty Jewelry

    Sometimes you can make a big statement with a small accessory. Stock your jewelry boxes with these dainty designs to throw on all day, every day. 1. The Cool Cuff Cuffs have been stealing the… more

  • C.A.B. Brings Chic Bags to Standard Style

    Meet Carly Beck, the brains and talent behind C.A.B. handbags. Native Wichita, Kansas, gal Carly Ann Beck isn’t your typical local designer. Not only does she have years under her belt… more

  • On Location

    The season’s must have shoes, bags and more get their own street style moment. Photos by David Allison BELOW: MZ Wallace butterfly print “Chelsea” tote, $295, from Miriam Garvey. BELOW: Tory Burch “Robinson” woven small… more

  • 5 Booties to Rock This Season

    The search for the perfect bootie ends here. It’s time to switch out the sandals and wedges for the autumn-appropriate bootie. Ranging in all shapes, styles and colors, this fancy footwear shows how to… more

  • There Will Be Oxblood

    Set red aside for fall and walk on the dark side with its very of-the-moment relative, oxblood. BELOW: Red Haute ruched jersey dress, $120, from Feng.; Dr. Martens lace-up shoes, $100, from Bunker.; Louie et Lucie… more

  • 1920s-Inspired Looks to Wear to the ROAR Gala

    Sleek bobs, flattering fits and pretty embellishments—what’s not to love about the flapper fashions of the 1920s? We think these modern takes on the era’s looks are the cat’s… more

  • Magnificent Metallics

    Metallics have made the leap from closets and jewelry boxes to makeup bags, and we couldn’t be happier. Apply a pigment-packed formula for an edgy look or opt for softer shades to get a pretty glow. RGB nail colors… more

  • Anchors Aweigh!

    Perfect for those last summer weekends at the lake, the anchor trend is unsinkable. Clockwise from top left: Enamel earrings, $19, from Tulip on the Country Club Plaza. Sloane Ranger weekender bag, $110, from O’Home in the… more

  • The Emerald Effect

    We first became obsessed when we we’re told to “follow the yellow brick road” to the Emerald City. Put the ruby red slippers aside because it’s time for emerald to have it’s moment. One of the hottest colors… more