photographed by jessica attie
When we selected The Weston Dress by Isabel Marant Étoile for this installment of Double Take, we all agreed that the piece was fantastic — the fun bell sleeves, graphic print, and kimono shape make this mini dress one to covet. But how, we wondered, could such a bold statement dress look very different on two people? Enter the experts: Stephanie Gawlik and Katie Caplener, both employees of By George, the iconic Austin boutique where we found the dress. Needless to say, they more than dispelled our fears. “I always try to look at things as more than what they were intended to be,” says Katie, who styled the dress as a top with wide legged trousers from The Row. “And my approach to styling was the dress was giving it that ‘boho’ edge,” says Stephanie, who rocked a leather backpack and black felt hat with the dress. We met up with the two girls outside of the newly re-opened By George store in South Austin. (The store, which is the sister property to the flagship location on Lamar, has the whole town buzzing since it’s reopening this past Saturday. With a brightened up space featuring gorgeous new glass windows, By George South has expanded it’s offering to now include menswear and home goods such as art books, porcelain pieces, candles and even furniture!) Leave it to the style mavens from the best shopping destination in town to show us that yes, this dress can be worn in very different ways.