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TranquiliT Trunk Show + Year-Round Style

Create your own style . . . let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.—Anna Wintour

In honor of Tranquil Space’s 18th birthday, THIS Saturday we’re hosting a TranquiliT trunk show at the Dupont studio (1632 17th, nw) from 10-1. Swing by for cake and homemade vegan pumpkin scones by moi, sit fireside, sip tea, and save 20% off TranquiliT.

I’ll be there with our former boutique manager/TranquiliT-lover Patricia to answer any questions, show the many ways to wear the pieces, and help you get set for the holidays. TranquiliT is great for travel (see former packing post) and transitions easily from the yoga mat to the airport to cocktail parties. It’s all about ease and layers!

For example, I used to have a summer and winter wardrobe where I would rotate heavy sweaters for sleeveless tops. Now I live in layers of TranquiliT year-round and have a small section in the back of my closet for my seasonal faux fur and faux leather jackets. No more rotating needed since nothing else is season-dependent. More below.

2in1 flare top in noir over tights. Wear as a mini dress or over leggings or skinny jeans.

Turtleneck in aubergine with pencil skirt in noir. Add tights and a blazer for the office or faux leather jacket for a night out.

ways I make one wardrobe work year-round:

  1. Add tights, boots, and an organic fleece infinity scarf to a warm weather dress
  2. Add a turtleneck under your warm weather dress
  3. Add a chunky sweater over your sleeveless dress
  4. Add tights, boots, and an organic fleece infinity scarf to a short skirt
  5. Add tights, boots, and an organic fleece infinity scarf to a pair of shorts
  6. Add a long sleeve top over your slip dress
  7. Add heavy tights with your peep toe shoes and wear them into winter
  8. Grab your beanie, arm warmers, and scarf or capelet when leaving the house for the day

Swing tunic in cafe. Top with cozy organic fleece infinity cowl and vegan boots.

Sleeveless wrap dress in peacock paired with tights, turtleneck, and boots.

Cape in au naturel organic fleece paired with 2in1 fitted top, leggings, and boots.

Cardiwrap in heather paired with 2in1 chemise, leggings, and boots.

2in1 fitted top paired with our mesh skirt. Perfect for holiday!

More year-round wardrobe tips:

Year-round I keep arm warmers in my bag since I’m sensitive to overly air-conditioned environments. In fall and winter, I keep arm warmers and a knit beanie in my bag and am seldom without a scarf around my neck. Our fleece scarf is so cozy, and comforting—it feels like a security blanket.

Although it can be fun to update a wardrobe from time to time, I’ve found that dressing in the monochromatic layers of a capsule wardrobe makes my mornings {and travel} much easier. More layers in winter, less in summer. All black. Add pops of flair with shoes, coats, and red lips. Voilà, shifting seasons made easy via transitional eco-style! Bisous. x

Off-the-shoulder dress in wine paired with a skinny scarf and boots.

2in1 long sleeve ruched dress in slate paired with vegan gold clogs.

TranquiliT Fall Collection

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2in1 cap tee over skirt dress

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stripe 2in1 crop top with pencil skirt (+ my faux fur coat)

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2in1 crop top with gauchos topped with a capelet

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2in1 crop top with gauchos topped with an infinity cowl

Although the temperatures are still soaring, my heart belongs to fall fashion.

We shot our fall collection mid-August, so as the photos and fabric rolled in, we updated the website, stocked Tranquil Space studios, and next is our seasonal look book. It’s filled with ways to wear the collection, testimonials from TranquiliT-lovers, and tips on building a capsule wardrobe—stay tuned!

This fall we have four new designs (shown top to bottom in the upper photos): 2in1 cap sleeve, pencil skirt, capelet, gaucho.

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One big trend this fall is to wear turtlenecks under dresses so you’ll see that in a lot of our shots. It also helps extend the wear of your favorite summer frocks—just add tights, boots, and a turtleneck!

To help jumpstart the season, I’ll be offering a Labor Day discount code to all TranquiliT newsletter subscribers. No pressure, but if you like saving on your favorite staples, sign up and you’ll receive the code later this week.

TranquiliT is designed by me with YOUR input (the 2in1 cap sleeve was a request), locally-sewn line using eco-friendly fabrics, and custom made to order. Slow fashion is the new black. Bisous. x

skirt dress copyskirt dress in aubergine

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ruffle dress in cafe worn one-shoulder

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turtleneck under slip dress with palazzo pants (+ jackson the cat)

boyfriend tee dress 1 turtleneck under boyfriend tee dress topped with an infinity cowl

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TranquiliT Spring En Route

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Launched in 2002, TranquiliT (pronounced tranquility) is designed to offer versatile mix-and-match wear (hello capsule dressing) for the busy woman seeking style and comfort.

The locally-sewn, eco-friendly spring collection will be available online and in Tranquil Space and Jivamukti NYC studios THIS week.

We have two new colors—sky blue and peach—and four new designs: 1. ruffle dress (wear the gathered neckline off the shoulder, across the chest, or around the neck), 2. drape cover-up, 3. racerback tank, and 4. boyfriend tee dress.

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Follow TranquiliT on Instagram and Facebook for ways to wear, special savings, and peeks behind-the-scenes. Below is a peek inside our recent spring photo shoot.

Happy spring and happy slow fashion made with love in the nation’s capital. x