I cannot get over how much I like every experience I have with Kit + Ace.
First it was their launch party. Then it was the Supper Club. Now it is the Fit + Design session, where I simply went in and tried on anything and everything and shared my feedback. And this was all with a glass of bubbly in hand. Does Kit + Ace do anything un-awesome?
What was fun about this session was that I pulled what I was liking, but I was also brought things to try on, which allowed me to think a little outside my own taste’s box. And that was something I definitely needed. Until recently, I was pretty intimidated by Kit + Ace. Their aesthetic seemed beyond mine, something that was cooler than what I thought I could pull off. However, my personal Kit + Ace collection has gone from 0 to 100 bleeping real quick, thanks primarily to this session.
I started the session smartly with a staple – the Sidney Brushed Long Sleeve. This is a top seller and it is clear why. Made of modal, viscose, cashmere, and elastane, this pullover is as soft as it is stretchy, flexible as it is sturdy. The stitch detail on the back adds a visual accent and structure, and I can see why this would stand in anyone’s closet as a go-to for casual and dressed up days alike.
In similar sweatshirt vain, I then moved onto the Come Back Pleated Mid Sleeve. This relaxed-fit top was one that I could size down in a lot in order for it not to appear too boxy. I actually really liked its boxiness, but I liked the draped detail on the back even more. Having that additional element added something that was both visually interesting and flattering, given the cut of the top.
I also picked up a Sunset Breeze Top, which intentionally felt like a bold move on my part. I was unsure of its crop cut, but after trying it on, realized it was totally doable. The hang and cut of the style was way more flattering than I thought it would be, and it was precisely in this moment that I realized I could make Kit + Ace’s style work in ways that I love.
But my most favorite of all the pieces were the Pleat it Culottes. These bad boys were beyond amazing, both in fit and comfort. I had them styled a few different ways, in order to get ideas, but you all must know that I walked out with these. I have so many plans for them, both dressy and casual, and I can’t wait to wear them on a near weekly basis.
I then tried on a dress that, like the Breeze top, I was unsure of. The dress was very fitted in the top and then it hung like a trapeze on the bottom. I didn’t expect it to be as forgiving as it was, and then I didn’t expect it to look so flattering layered under the Comfortable Wrap. This dress, like many of the other pieces, surprised me by being something I assumed I wouldn’t be into that I was, in fact, into.
Finally I ended my try on session in a dress that was essentially the opposite of the one above. Where the first dress was fitted on top, the Wave Dress was loose on top and fitted through the bottom. Once I was tutored on how to properly wear this one (pulled down near the knees), I understood its appeal. The loose drape starting around my hips and on the top felt cool in a smart and relaxed way.
This Fit + Design session was an amazing opportunity with an utterly amazing company. Again, every experience I have with Kit + Ace is beyond the consumer-retail experience, and that is all by design and intention on their end. The company believes so deeply in community and connecting with people that it is hard not to be in awe, even when you are included in the circle in some very cool capacities. I sincerely hope this date was as good for them as it was for me, and I look forward to incorporating my new Kit + Ace pieces in many outfit posts to come.
Thanks Betsy at Kit + Ace on Vine Street for inviting me in for a session!