Style Bee - AMVI

Better Basics With AMVI

09.11.15

Style Bee - AMVI

Happy Friday y’all! I’ve been really looking forward to sharing this collaboration with you. As you’ve probably gathered I’m ALL about good basics and investing in well made, timeless pieces that will never let you down. So naturally, when I discovered a new brand making beautiful, high-quality staples I had to get my hands on some!

Style Bee - AMVI

AMVI (American Made Vintage Inspired) is a new clothing line focused on creating premium quality, extremely comfortable wardrobe essentials that are made entirely in the US (from fibre to final stitch) and won’t break the bank (tops are $30 USD). No easy feat but they have indeed done it! If you’re in the market for some next level basics (and let’s be honest, when are we not?) definitely give AMVI a look see (psst there’s free shipping on all orders too!).

The team (who are super friendly btw) sent me a few pieces to try and the moment I felt them I knew I was in for a treat. The three things that stood out most were:

  1. The quality of the fabric. Supremely soft jersey that’s so smooth and drapes beautifully.
  2. The fit. Relaxed but not sloppy (I sized up for a specifically oversize look) and the perfect length with a shirttail hem at the back for ultra flattery.
  3. The details. Such as a raw-edged neckline, vintage stitching or a perfectly placed pocket make all the difference.

So here’s how I styled the Isabella Jersey U-Neck and the Cecilia Jersey Scoop Neck.


LOOK 1 

AMVI’s tees come in the loveliest array of neutrals and as soon as I saw this ‘Blue Night’ I had to see it in person. It’s a beautiful muted navy that will be a great addition to my Fall closet. I chose to style the it with a flirty feminine skirt, classic ankle boots and a couple simple accessories for an easy every day but still put together look. Once the weather cools down I’ll add a denim jacket and knitted scarf to the equation.

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U-Neck Tee c/o AMVI | Skirt Stelen (similar here and here)| Boots Rachel Comey | Necklace Another Feather | Bag Baggu


LOOK 2

I’ve been looking for some great long sleeved tees and was so excited to see the scoop neck among AMVI’s roster. I absolutely love the extra long sleeves and the double layer raw-edge neckline makes it feel just a little bit elegant. I sized up but if you didn’t want as open a neckline you’d be perfect with your normal size. I styled it with my favourite vintage and vintage inspired pieces like these flares, this fedora and my all-time fave cross body. When the air gets crispy I’ll add a leather jacket and be good-to-go!

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Scoop Tee c/o AMVI | Denim Madewell | Hat Rag & Bone | Boots Acne Studios | Purse Vintage | Necklace c/o BIKO (similar here and here)


Big thank you to AMVI for partnering on this post. As always, all opinions are entirely my own.

 

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  1. Rita says:

    The turning point for me really was a cheap le Breton (yes, a basic for me) that cost me about €10 but after a couple of months looked terrible! That’s what made me reconsider how I purchase and the importance of quality in items I wear more often.

  2. Rita says:

    When I started trying to be a more mindful consumer I realised I was not putting much effort into basics, i.e., I’d often buy the cheaper thing. Isn’t it silly that the items we wear more often are sometimes the ones we pay less attention to? I now think basics should really be on the top of our priority list in terms of “fewer, better”.

    p.s. love the new layout of the blog 🙂

    • Lee the Bee says:

      I found the same thing and totally agree! I wouldn’t spend over $10 on a cotton t-shirt that I wear every day yet I was fine spending $200 on a sweater I’d wear a fraction as often. But once you start down the road of well-made, great feeling and fitting basics it’s hard to go back. Plus, if I care for my basics well they last so long that it’s worth spending extra on them.

      So glad you like the new layout Rita! xoxo