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Boutique by day, event and gallery space by night, Ad Hoc offers a selection of hand-picked clothing, home goods, and accessories, as well as a gallery and event space for local artists.

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Hooray for Chambray!

Kat Heil

Is there anything more American than denim? A staple part of any wardrobe, jeans have forever been part of collective conscious since their inception, and the many styles and creative ways this fabric has been used in fashion is often separated and visually marked by the decades. Right now we are in a renaissance of the silhouettes of the 70s and 90s, both iconic times marked by flares, patchwork and the classic blue washes we know and love. 

This season Chambray is the darling of the denim world. We're doubling up on the vintage feel of this wash by pairing denim with denim, similar washes or opposite. Even different colors are popping up with this comfy, lived-in feel. It's a classic that gives the ease we're all chasing, that look that we rolled out of bed always looking this dang gorgeous, and "OH! This old thing? I can't remember where I got it..."

I know that we will have to pry your favourite skinny jeans out of your cold, dead hands, BUT hear us out. These denim culottes and flare capris you're seeing are flattering! Bag pants and the boyfriend jean is back with vengeance and Kate Moss would be so proud. Pair these styles with all the soft grey tones we're seeing and the geometric cuts to give a comfortable structure to your wardrobe that inspires confidence in the simplicity of design.

Let's get retro! Fit and flare, the classic jacket and PATCHWORK are back! Thought you'd never see the day again? Wrong. Flares are so highly flattering to all women, and patchwork can be boho chic, but also very cleanly done to give more of a textural feel or that of color blocking. Don't be afraid! From the highest end fashion house down to the fast fashion supplier, all are embracing the versatility of this material and re-working the classics, with all of their strengths and less of the goofy caricatures we remember.

Also keeping with the quintessential nature of Denim being and American fabric, printed denims are rocking out boldly, often with stars, stripes and a rebel yell.  More of an edgy person? Like your things distressed and lived in? Denim is a great way to get the look. Pair with the common over-sized tee, bralettes, leather and vintage-feel and print tees to drink beer and soak-up the sunshine that I promise, is coming. (The awesome Star Print denim shirt pictured in the lead banner is available NOW at AD HOC for $48)

So keep an eye out for these pieces that will be showing up over the next few months in-store and on our website, and keep checking back in for blog posts to keep you updated on the trends and styles we will be bringing you from now on! (We do not own any photos used in this blog post, they were all sourced from other places!)