Style Bee - Spring Style Session with Only Child

SPRING STYLE SESSION WITH ONLY CHILD

05.22.20

Happy Friday everyone! I’ve been working away all week on today’s style post in partnership with one of my forever favourite independent brands, ONLY CHILD! I’ve been collaborating with Haley Tucker (founder & lead designer) since 2015 and her collections are some of the most revered within the thoughtful style world.

Today I’ll be highlighting two special pieces from the SS20 lineup. The first is a new addition to the ONLY CHILD roster that was love at first scroll, the Fern Trench, and the other is a cult favourite I’ve been meaning to try for years, the Luzon Tie Top!

Both pieces have a broad range in versatility and can work for easy-going days at home right now then transition into more professional settings when the time comes. I’m highlighting the details that make each one special along with a whole range of different ways I plan to style them both. Read on to see!


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THE FERN TRENCH

I’ve been looking for the perfect version of a trench coat for years and when I saw that ONLY CHILD was releasing the Fern Trench this spring I was filled with glee! It ticked all the boxes I’d been hoping for and I couldn’t wait to test it out.

I’d been looking for the following elements:

  • Mid-Calf Length
  • Removable Belt
  • Minimal Design (ie: no buttons or hardware)
  • Wide Sleeves
  • Concealed Pockets
  • Relaxed yet Tailored Cut
  • Breathable, easy-to-maintain fabric
  • Light, Neutral Colour

The Fern Trench delivers on all these elements and has some really special details that have convinced me that this will be a longterm closet staple. Those key details are outlined below.


KEY DETAILS


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Cleverly integrated belt that can be worn 4 ways:

1 | You can loop the belt through the inconspicuous side holes to wear it tied up in front or…


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2 | Remove the belt with no visible loop holes!

This is such a genius idea because I love a duster jacket but still need to option to wear my coat closed sometimes and have never liked the look of empty belt loops.


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3 | There is also the option to wear the belt around the outside entirely.


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4 | Or leave the belt looped through and undone until you need it.


I really love this belt feature because I plan to wear the Fern Trench as my daily jacket for walking Dobby and working outside on the deck. It can be breezy in the mornings and shady on the patio so I need a breathable layer to cut the chill that persists even into the summer.

While wear testing this piece over that last couple of weeks, I’ve found that it has a range in functionality from something as casual as a house coat to a proper tailored jacket. This makes me think it would be great as a work from home piece but totally appropriate for more settings when that time comes again.


MORE KEY DETAILS


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Wide sleeves with a tapered cut make layering easy while still being slim around the wrist.

In this photo I’ve rolled the cuff once so it falls just above my wrist.


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In this image the cuffs have been rolled three times for a 3/4 length sleeve.


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This photo shows the width of the upper sleeve, which easily fits over a drop shoulder top or relaxed fitting sweater.


The deep back vent detail makes a longer length coat like this easy to walk in when it’s tied up.

The minimal, straight hemline also makes it an easy piece to hem if you’re looking for a shorter length.


The unlined, medium weight linen has a beautiful fluidity to it while still being both substantial and breathable.

It’s perfect right now over a t-shirt, for the summer over a tank or dress in the evenings and in the fall over knits and jeans.


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Deep inseam pockets made of the same strong linen, easily hold a phone and any other essentials you may need. For me that’s usually dog treats and sunglasses.


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Lastly, the notched collar on this coat is a classic detail that puts it firmly into the trench coat category.

The linen is thick enough that the collar can be worn up or down as shown.


FINAL NOTES ON THE FERN TRENCH


PRICE: $295 USD $250.75 USD with code ‘STYLEBEE15’. Afterpay is also available.

FABRIC: 100% linen. Medium weight with lots of movement and breathability so it’s great for a range of temperatures.

CARE: Machine or hand wash on cold and line dry. Press on high while slightly damp for a smooth finish. I personally love when it gets a bit more rumpled and soft but it’s easy to steam out any creases for a crisper look.

SIZING/FIT: I’m wearing a size Small (my usual in Only Child and outwear generally) and the fit is roomy but not too oversize. I could have sized down to XSmall for a trimmer fit but I wanted to have room for easy layering.

For reference my measurements are approximately: 34 in Bust / 27 in Waist / 38 in Hip

AVAILABLE SIZING: XS S M L XL XXL 3X 4X

COLOURS: Oatmeal (shown and similar to flax) / Stone (gorgeous green-gray) / Classic Black (which looks extremely chic)

MADE TO ORDER IN: Oakland, CA, USA. Typically Only Child pieces have a 2-3 week lead time. Delays may occur due to current events, the team is working as safely and efficiently as possible to get orders on their way.


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NOW HERE ARE A WHOLE BUNCH OF WAYS I PLAN TO STYLE IT!


I particularly love the Fern Trench paired with a silk or linen wide leg pant for lots of flow and movement but it’s just as fun to wear with a t-shirt and a pair of straight leg denim for a more tailored feel. When layered over top of a matching set, jumpsuit or a dress it’s like a very chic house coat. I also tried it over a hoodie with leggings and runners and it easily adapts to a sportier vibe!


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LUZON TOP* & FERN TRENCH* | SILK PANT (n/a linked to similar, use ‘STYLEBEE15’ and save 15%) | BLOCK HEEL SANDAL* (on sale!) | *gifted


FERN TRENCH* | SCOOP NECK TEE | SUMMER DENIM | WHITE SLIDE SANDAL* (n/a linked to silver version) | *gifted


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FERN TRENCH* | SWEATSHIRT* | TREE RUNNERS | PERFORM LEGGING* | *gifted


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FERN TRENCH* | BENJI JUMPSUIT* | PARIS MULE (on sale!) |*gifted


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FERN TRENCH* | BLACK CROP TANK | WHITE DENIM | BLACK TEVA’S |*gifted


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FERN TRENCH* | MOSS SILK TEE (n/a) | MOSS SILK PANT (n/a linked to similar on sale!) | SLIDE* (n/a linked to similar) | *gifted


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FERN TRENCH* | JERSEY TANK DRESS* | SLIDE* (n/a linked to similar) | *gifted


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FERN TRENCH* | BLACK CROP TOP & LINEN WIDE LEG PANT (both n/a linked to similar, use ‘STYLEBEE15’ and save 15%) | SLIDE* (n/a linked to similar) | *gifted


That’s all for the Fern Trench, now onto the next ONLY CHILD style I’m loving this season!


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THE LUZON TIE TOP


The Luzon Tie Top is a classic style and cult favourite from ONLY CHILD. I’ve been very tempted to try it out before, and when I saw it in this absolutely stunning Dusk hue, made from a cotton/silk blend, I knew it had to happen.

I loved this earthy, muted plum colour right away and it’s not one you see very often. I knew it would be gorgeous with white, black and all the neutrals I love but, to my delight, it also works with olive green (shown among the outfits below)! The cotton/silk blend is super soft and airy but has enough weight to give it movement and drape. It’s going to be perfect right now and all summer long!

Like all the pieces that the ONLY CHILD team conjures up, there are always thoughtful details and considerations that make them special. Here are some of the details that make the Luzon Tie Top so popular.


https://www.onlychildclothing.com/collections/tops-and-tunics/products/luzon-tie-front-top-in-cotton

Built-in front ties give this top such versatility and flexibility.

Wear it tied (shown), fully tucked, French tucked, knotted or cropped. Styling this top is so fun and easy and I’ve shared lots of ideas below.


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The cap sleeves have an elegant & flattering cut that elongates the upper arm but still offers the coverage of a short sleeve.


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Front centre seam is a subtle but unique detail that draws the eye from the knot upwards.


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It’s designed to be adjustable depending on where you want the knot to land so it’s pairs well with a wide range of different rises.


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The open crew neckline is sophisticated and great for layering necklaces.


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This cotton/silk blend fabric has a beautiful drape and movement. It also feels incredibly light and soft on the skin.


FINAL NOTES ON THE LUZON TIE TOP


PRICE: $140 USD $119 USD with code ‘STYLEBEE15’. Afterpay is also available.

FABRIC: Cotton/Silk Blend. Medium weight with a subtle woven texture to it that feels similar to raw silk but softer and more breathable, which makes it perfect for summer.

CARE: Hand wash cold and line dry. Steam out any creases as needed.

SIZE: I’m wearing an XS, see comparison between S and XS below. For reference my measurements are approximately: 34 in Bust / 27 in Waist / 38 in Hip

AVAILABLE SIZING: XS S M L XL XXL 3X 4X

COLOURS: Dusk (shown) / Oatmeal / Classic Black / Dark Blue / White

MADE TO ORDER IN: Oakland, CA, USA. Typically Only Child pieces have a 2-3 week lead time. Delays may occur due to current events, the team is working as safely and efficiently as possible to get orders on their way.

FIT: Haley kindly sent two sizes so I compared the SMALL with the XSMALL. They both fit well but I ended up liking how the waist falls slightly higher on the XS and found the added room in the body of the S was a bit more material than I needed.

See the comparison below:



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NOW HERE ARE A WHOLE BUNCH OF WAYS I PLAN TO STYLE MY LUZON TIE TOP


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This is how I’ll be wearing my Luzon Top most often. Simply tied in the front with a pair of wide leg linen pants (ONLY CHILD does a great wide leg pant) and slip on shoes. I love how the Dusk pops against white linen and was really pleased to see how well it works with brown tones like these slides.

LUZON TOP* | LINEN PANT (n/a linked to similar) | PARIS MULE (on sale!) |*gifted


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For a playful, vintage inspired look I’ll pair the Luzon Top with my favourite high rise black flares and wooden clogs. A pendant necklace layers nicely on top and adds a touch of gold.

LUZON TOP* | BLACK FLARES (old linked to similar) | LUMEN PENDANT | CLOGS |*gifted


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Here’s what I mean about this Dusk colour pairing surprisingly well with olive green. This is so summery and joyful! I think the colour would also work really nicely with navy blue, mustard yellow and dusty rose.

In this look I just tucked the long front ties into my pants and left the back of the top loose for an easy-going French tuck.

LUZON TOP* | OLIVE TAPERED PANT (n/a linked to similar) | SLIDE* (n/a linked to similar) | Bag is old |*gifted



For this look I wanted to try the Luzon over a slip dress and create an hourglass silhouette. I simply twisted the ties in the front until the Luzon Top was tight around my natural waist, then I tucked them under for a faux crop. I really love how this turned out!

LUZON TOP* | SILK DRESS (n/a linked to similar) | BLOCK HEEL SANDAL* (on sale!) | *gifted



Since leggings are in high rotation these days I wanted to see how they’d work for a more easy-going, weekend look and LOVE how the Luzon Top elevates them. Paired with a cute scrunchie and minimal sneakers, this is a great outfit for before a workout!

LUZON TOP* | TREE RUNNERS | PERFORM LEGGING* | *gifted


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Finally, I thought I’d see if the Luzon would work with a blazer for a more professional look and of course it does! I fully tucked it into my silk pants (a fitted ponte pant would be great too) and added a block heel and my favourite summer blazer. 

WHITE BLAZER | LUZON TOP* | SILK PANT (n/a linked to similar, use ‘STYLEBEE15’ and save 15%) | BLOCK HEEL SANDAL* (on sale!) | *gifted


Whew! There you have about 2 weeks worth of outfits and my thoughts on the Fern Trench and Luzon Tie Top!

Please don’t hesitate to ask any additional questions you might have.


Tune into my IG stories over the next few days where I’ll be sharing videos of how all these looks came together!


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I’m also loving these summery styles:

ARROW TUNIC | HAYES DRESS | FROND MAXI DRESS | KEATON SHORT


A QUICK NOTE: I completely understand that during these uncertain times not everyone is in a position to shop. My goal is always to share inspiration first and foremost, with options to shop if you choose. I hope this post offers up lots of styling ideas for pieces you already have and highlights details worth considering when you’re ready to add to your closet again.  


Thanks for reading and have a wonderful weekend!


This post is produced in partnership with ONLY CHILD and contains commissionable links. The featured products were gifted as part of this collaboration and Style Bee earns a commission on sales made using the reader discount code (at no additional cost to customers). Thanks for supporting the independent brands that support Style Bee! 

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  1. cara says:

    I live in the US (Albany, NY), and I just want to thank you so much for your posts…they are so gentle and inspiring, and informative, and it always makes me feel good to read your posts……..thank you!

    • Cara, thank you so much for this lovely note! I couldn’t hope for better feedback on my work so your message truly made my day 🙂 Hope you’re doing well and enjoying this summer weather! xo

  2. Whitney says:

    I love how seamlessly your new wardrobe pieces pair with your old ones. It must feel really good! xx

    • Thanks for tuning in Whitney! It sure does 🙂 Makes getting dressed so easy and means that just one new item can lead to LOTS of new outfit options!

  3. SO good! I love all the details you have covered about these two items. I didn’t realize the versatile belt situation on the trench – genius!! The looks you styled are so fun. I have heart eyes for the Luzon tie top with the flares! I’ve had a Luzon tie top in my closet for about 3 years now, and I can’t say enough about what a great warm weather blouse it is! Hope you have a great weekend!

    • Ah! Thank you Andrea! I’m so glad you still love your Luzon 😉 You’ve styled it so many great ways over the years and it just keeps proving it’s versatility. Happy long weekend friend! xo

  4. Kate says:

    I’ve been loving Only Child’s cotton/silk fabric! It’s so soft and flowy and I love the variations in the color. I recently received the Hayes dress in oatmeal and it’s all I want to wear right now!

    • It’s so good right? ONLY CHILD always uses such beautiful and unique fabrics. Great pick on the Hayes in oatmeal, I can imagine that being a perfect summer staple! Thanks for sharing Kate! xo