How To Style the Not So Basics

Dr. Shara Posner Camo: Frank & Eileen Tee, Shaker Chop Chop Fray by Mother, Foundations matte by Tykees and Celine Hoops by Luv AJ

I met Dr. Shara Posner years ago. By years, I mean about 15 years ago when I opened the store and she had just opened up her practice, Back to Health Center. She was shopping in our store (back when there was just one, and it was on Royal Street) and, well, we realized we had a common love. Yes, yes we both love fashion, but what we bonded over was what brings many folks in Old Town together: our fur babies. We both just happened to own the cutest breed of dog ever, Boston Terriers. She has Winston and at the time we had Mosby. (Since then he has been succeeded by the daring duo of Bonnie & Clyde.)

So here is the thing you can’t miss: Shara is clearly a gorgeous person. But recently I have run into her more frequently at Mind the Mat and followed her on social media. She has become the JLo of Old Town: she is reverse aging right in front of our eyes and is undeniably a total smoke show. You probably recognize her from Street Style a few weeks back and I must say, she has never looked better. And this is after having two kids and running her practice, teaching Hawt Pilates, and teaching classes at Orange Theory. This lady is juggling a million things.

When we got in some silk jogger pants from Tibi, I wanted to make sure we styled them so people could see just how amazing they are. The first person to come to mind was Shara. Since we had her, I figured why not have her model some other pieces that folks might view as the “not so basic.” Yes, camo can seem a little tricky at times, but it really can be an easy print to add into your wardrobe. Yes, it used to be more of a fall pattern but these days it is getting lightened up in fabric and color, perfect for this warm weather.


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The Silk Pant, Casual

Oversized Denim Jacket by Rag & Bone  |  Tiger T-Shirt by Emerson FryRB Tool Tote by Rag & Bone
Mendini Twill Pleated Easy Pant by TibiGala by Sam Edelman


The Silk Pant, Date Night

Remy Leather Jacket by Anine BingMendini Twill Pleated Easy Pant by TibiPatti by Sam Edelman
Black Sand Earrings by Lizzie FortunatoUptown Charm Necklace by Lizzie FortunatoFortune Necklace by Lizzie Fortunato


The Silk Pant, Work

Madeleine Blazer by Anine Bing Merci Blouse by Veronica Beard |  Mendini Twill Pleated Easy Pant by Tibi
Anny 70 by Stuart Weitzman
Tiger Eye Hoops by Lizzie Fortunato


The Camo Pant, Look 1

Kamillae Jacket by Equipment |  Cloud Hannah Puff Sleeve by Citizens of Humanity
Shaker Chop Chop Fray by Mother |  Dorchester Gold with Brown Lenses by Illesteva


The Camo Pant, Look 2

Vintage Tee by Frank & Eileen |  Shaker Chop Chop Fray by Mother


The Camo T-shirt, Look 1

Camo Tee by Rag & BoneParis Pant by Emerson FryYaro in Gold by Sam EdelmanNonna Flower Earrings by Lizzie Fortunato


The Camo T-shirt, Look 2

Aisley by Janessa LeoneCamo Tee by Rag & BoneUtility Short by Nili LotanFrancesca Tote by Annabel Ingall


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I spent the first part of my career as a copy-writer who helped elected officials brag about their support for entrepreneurs. Then I decided to get off the printed page and do it myself. The Shoe Hive made a splash on the fashion scene in Washington, and was named the region’s best shoe store in its first year. Fourteen years later, I have tripled the store’s size and also opened a sister store, The Hive. At The Hive, we offer clothing lines that are sophisticated and approachable like Rag & Bone, Tibi, Raquel Allegra, Ulla Johnson and Veronica Beard. We have tried to fill our racks with clothing you will want to wear all the time, elevated basics that are worth the investment.

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