An open letter to fashionistas: Dear ones, we’ve recently become obsessed with the modern, stylish, clean lines and creative designs of indie label Dear Creatures. Owning their garments is our most recent addiction and obsession. Put on one of these frocks and you’ll no doubt feel lovely and inspired. Maybe you’ll take up painting, enroll in singing classes, or begin that novel you’ve always been longing to write. There’s something about the garments by Dear Creatures that stirs up creativity and makes you feel like a fashionable, free spirit. While hordes of designers are turning over new creations in the race to make it in the challenging fashion industry, this line of clothing stands out from the rest with its daring vision and completely original pieces that are enticing to women. You can pair any striking blouse with a pair of jeans of your choice and some sweet flats or heels, and you’ll be quite the eye-catcher. Our favorites?
Last season’s Great Oak Blouse in navy or tan plaid, this season’s Audrey Blouse with navy dots, the Margot Blouse, the Atrium Dress and the Skipper Dress. Whimsical, modern, and retro all combined in one, Dear Creatures is for the woman who wants to stand out in the crowd, while making a statement, with a really clever smile on her face. P.S. – There’s also a line for men.
Sold locally at Stripe, 107 Walnut Ave., Santa Cruz, 421-9252, stripedesigngroup.com. For more information,