Articles about Standard Style

  • Warm Weather Buys

    You don’t need to be heading out for spring break to snatch up some of these warm weather goodies. With winter almost officially over (hallelujah!) and temperatures climbing into the 80s, we’ve got springtime on the… more

  • Get the Boot

    Boots just might be the all-stars of the shoe rack. Equestrian-inspired styles look effortless in the fall, while snow boots help make wintery weather bearable (not to mention fashionable). But spring brings a whole new batch that… more

  • Early Bloomer

    Trends come and go, but you can always count on floral fashions to make their way into stores when the flowers start to bloom. This year’s bouquet is a little less prim and a lot more fun than past seasons’, running the gamut… more

  • Lighten Up

    Rising temperatures don’t mean the end of layering. These pretty, lightweight scarves add color and texture to any outfit, plus throwing one on means you’re guaranteed a little extra warmth when Kansas City’s weather takes an… more

  • 3 Things You Need: Galentine’s Day Gifts

    Valentine’s Day is coming up and it’s the perfect excuse to celebrate your loved ones. Show your group of girlfriends a little extra love with one of these special gifts. 1. Sweet… more

  • Beautiful Basics To Add To Your Wardrobe

    Invest in these key pieces to update your wardrobe and keep your style classic and effortless. Whether you throw it on to make a feminine dress edgier or style up your go-to blue jeans, the… more

  • 4 Cute Boots To Wear Year-Round

    Perfect pairs you can wear rain, snow or shine By now you’ve been shivering in your winter shoes for a few months, so when the temperatures heat up, you may be tempted to put your boots in the box… more

  • What To Wear To Party Arty

    Still looking for the perfect dress for Party Arty? Show off your era inspiration in these flirty cocktail dresses, beaded numbers and elegant ensembles. Hosted by Young Friends of Art at the Nelson-Atkins,… more

  • 3 Gorgeous New Year’s Eve Looks

    Say goodbye to 2014 with these chic New Year’s Eve outfits. This beaded beauty by Parker New York  ($396, from Standard Style) is the perfect outfit for any upscale NYE outing, but the flirty dress… more

  • 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. Whether you want to make a statement aesthetically or get to a never-got-out-of-bed… more