Sashay This Way

Chloe Sevigny. ELLE magazine. June 2009. Fuchsia Louis Vuitton sash cinched around the waist of an impressively affordable black satin Armani Exchange Jumpsuit.

Yes, that is precisely when I realized that one of the main things my wardrobe was missing – aside from a black satin jumpsuit, of course – was a sash. But, alas, even I am realistic enough to realize that a Louis Vuitton sash is well-beyond my means – at least for the moment. I can’t say the same, however, for American Apparel’s The Sash.

Black, sangria, red, lilac, fuchsia, royal blue, aqua, grass, army, charcoal, silver + asphalt polka dot, crème, coral, mauve, orchid, eggplant, teal, mint, forest, asphalt, ultramarine + black polka dot – no, you are not reading the titles of paint swatches at a home decorating store, nor are your eyes deceiving you. In all actuality, this is the color selection of the sixteen dollar scrap of splendor.

Oui, as usual, American Apparel have covered all the bases and made a saucy sash in hues to accommodate each and every color combo you may be flaunting. Perhaps even more enticing than the shades, however, is the versatility factor – the true piece de resistance of the petite package.

I suppose I was wrong, the bib-like necklaces draped about the front of my crisp, peach shirtdress simply aren’t making the statement I was looking for. The Sash in a cool Crème, tied in a big loose bow about the collar will add just the dramatic flair I need to take on the world.

Oh, woe is me, the handbag that I coveted for so many years is finally mine, yet sometimes it appears so blasé and drab, two things that make me want to lock it up in the back of my closet for all of eternity. The Sash, tied loosely about its strap will make a colorful impact that will restore its loveliness.

A two-week cruise through the Virgin Islands sounds utterly luxurious; but when you have the same old black floppy hat perched atop your head for the entire trip you can’t help but feel like a fool. The Sash in a magical mauve is bound to update my look – and my wardrobe!

A pale button-down tucked into gray skinnies, tucked into romantic riding boots sounded like the perfect preppy getup for a weekend in Martha’s Vineyard, but I can’t take the stuffiness. I need a pop of color to cheer up such a low-key look. The Sash in sunshine woven through my belt loops will look luscious, and may just catch the eye of a few cute polo players.

I can stamp my feet as much as I want, but it won’t do a thing. No, my little black dress is going to stay just that…a little black dress – and a boring one at that. But wait, this morning I had The Sash in coral wrapped about my head turban style. Perhaps with a tuck here and a fold there…yes! The haute mess I was worried about has transformed into a good as new little black dress with a kick!

It’s true lovelies, a sash is like the frosting on a cupcake – impossible to resist and oh-so necessary. Are you ready to indulge in one?

Fashionably yours!

Thanks to American Apparel for the pictures.


Damsels said...

thanks to AA for making me want every single thing :(

im gonna try and get my hands on the zipper belt though because i dont think i want to wear a sash in the fall
but this polka dot one is so cute

Couture Carrie said...

So versatile and fabulous!

Darling, you should contact American Apparel and see if they would send you one, or some other item you love, for review on your blog!


jayne said...

I love the idea of a bow belt

Ava-May Hemme said...

Love love love it. The hat with the bow is gorgeous- just what I have been looking for for the past 2 holidays I have been on!
I love your site!

Little Red said...

Such a gorgeous sash with so many possibilities! I think I'm adding a sash to my list of items to purchase! :)

Couture Carrie said...

P.S. Darling, you are a LIFE SAVER! Thank you so much... your advice has saved my whole week's worth of vacation posts from being a total disaster!


Joanna Goddard said...

these are so cute! i love the colors! xo

clarewbrown said...

Okay may I just say that you have totally read my mind with this post!! I REALLY want one of AA sashes! But I am a girl on a budget, and I don't think I will be able to stop myself from buying like 7 of them. However, the AA that is 5 blocks away from my apt is beckoning me! I may just have to splurge!

clarewbrown said...

Okay may I just say that you have totally read my mind with this post!! I REALLY want one of AA sashes! But I am a girl on a budget, and I don't think I will be able to stop myself from buying like 7 of them. However, the AA that is 5 blocks away from my apt is beckoning me! I may just have to splurge!

Adela said...

i LOVE chloe's look! =)


Vivian said...

I never thought I needed a sash, but after reading your entry, I NEED one!!! Thanks for sharing all the different ways to wear it- I'm awful at accessorizing, but that's helpful!

ana said...

Oh Chloe's look!!!!

janettaylor said...

I love Chloe's style and floppy hat so Chloe...haha! :-)


Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

now that you mention it, i kind of like the idea of wearing a sash. i'm going to check out American Apparel!

Kristin said...

Yessssssssss. I've been wanting one of those babies for a while, but which color????

Polished Sense said...

So ready to indulge in one! I love these bows, especially for belts. Genius and love the ones you picked!


Carole said...

I really think that I'm going to have to go and get one for myself :)

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Momisodes said...

I'd love a sash. I love it on the hat!

But I'd really love my waistline to be that tiny, too :)

FASHIONconfectionairy said...

I love the sash, and now i need it. I can imagine so many possibilities...

Princess Liberty said...

The hat is is lovely

Annie Spandex said...

I'm debating between having groceries or a big bunch of AA undies. I love their bras!

itslikeart said...

oooh a whole new accessory for me!! I love the sash - there's so many possibilities!!

rachel xo

FabBlab said...

Omg! Love the American Apparel dress. And the color..mmm.
Amazing post, E.
And loving the ideas. Esp. the tie-it-losely-around-the-handbag one.

Sherin said...

I've seen a few people out there wearing them and they look good. I think I need one as well

Arianna Belle said...

You've convinced me-I need a sash!

Bostonista said...

I have such a love/hate/hate/love relationship with American Apparel but I'm defintiely loving The Sash and all of the ways that you can use it!


Little Bow Prep said...

I like the bow on the hat!

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