Today I am so excited to share with you a new favorite online store of mine, Karen Kane! Since I’ll be going back to work in just a few short weeks, I was really excited to find out about this shop since it has a ton of great stuff for business casual attire. I love it when I can wear clothes casually AND for work. Remember the polka dot blouse I wore the other day? It’s just the perfect top for all sorts of occasions, like work, going out for a date, hanging my with my girl friends, anything! And their new Spring 2012 collection? It’s got a ton of aqua and coral colored clothing so perfect for the season! Read on to learn more about Karen Kane and enter a totally awesome giveaway!
1) Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you decided to open up shop?
We shipped our first season in spring of 1980. It’s been an incredible ride since then. My husband, Lonnie, and I met at a company we both worked at, and decided that we could be doing things better than how we felt they were being done in fashion at that time. We launched the company out of our garage and worked 24/7, knowing it was exactly what we wanted to do. It was definitely risky, and tons of people told us we were crazy for trying to start our own company. Thirty years later, it’s as exciting as it was back then, just a little bit more comfortable doing it out of a headquarters in Downtown Los Angeles rather than a garage!
2) Where do you draw fashion inspiration from?
Everywhere. I’m constantly looking for new ideas and checking out what everyone around me is wearing. Whether you’re aware of it or not, every morning you make decisions regarding your personal style and choose to dress in a particular way for a reason. I’ve always been fascinated with how people make their choices about what they want to wear, and what drives them to pick the pieces they do. Fashion is always changing, which is what keeps it interesting for me.
3) What are your favorite color combinations of the moment?
I’m in love with bright colors for spring and summer, but it’s impossible to discredit the importance of neutrals this season as well. Stark white has been a huge trend and will continue to be. I always love stripes and prints, so those are very big for me as well. In terms of our collection, spring consists of a warm, colorful mix of aqua, cream, coral, blue, light brown, champagne, turquoise, and white. There’s a little bit of something for everyone.
4) Who are some of your favorite style icons?
Audrey Hepburn is a classic, and Karl Lagerfeld’s ability to define a brand is awe-inspiring. I also have always looked up to Ralph Lauren and the incredible brand and sense of lifestyle he’s built as well.
This giveaway is open to U.S./Canada readers and closes on March 6, 2012 at 12:01AM EST.
Don’t want to wait? Take 20% off your Karen Kane order with code “SANDY″!