Paradise on the Plains

Casual spring fashion in whimsical colors and patterns that will keep you comfortable and "cool" as you explore the open road ahead.




ROSE WRAP DRESS WITH KIMONO SLEEVES, DEAR SOCIETY, $86 SUEDE LEATHER STRAND NECKLACE, THRESHING BEE, $15

 

   This spring fashion season is full of fun! Gone are the days of minimalism. It's all about color, romance, rich textures, denim, and prints of all shapes, sizes and colors. 

   Colors: Take a break from black! Embrace white, pastels and sweet sorbet tones.

   Romance: Romance is back with ruffles, lace, soft fringe and statement sleeves with strategically placed cutouts. If it isn't off the shoulder, it isn't right.

   Textures: Embroidered details and macrame on jackets, pants and skirts.

   Denim: Denim is comfortable and relaxed. Distressed denim, patchwork denim, white denim and colorful denim are all the rage. The so-called Canadian tuxedo is back, with denim-on-denim taking center stage.

   Patterns: Small details, washed out watercolor and bold, geometric, global patterns with Aztec influence. 

   Just 45 minutes south of Kansas City near Paola, Kansas, lies a little slice of paradise. Hoot Owl Hill overflows with beautiful butterfly gardens, vegetable patches and a small vineyard with Concord and Frontenac grapes. Spacious tents with multi-hued Tibetan prayer flags, cozy quilts, antique furnishings and comfortable beds are spread out among the rolling hills for the glamping (glamourous camping) experience of your wildest dreams. 

   A bit down the road is the New Lancaster General Store. It was established in 1874 as a farmers' co-op and is now listed on the National Historic Registry. Sample a section of locally grown and produced wines from Middle Creek Winery, and explore the true treasure trove of local foods and beverages, delicate antiques, and unique artwork and jewerly at the General Store. 

 

 Photographer: Kenny Johnson

Stylist: Amani Skalacki

Stylist Assistant: Riley Mortensen Cornejo

Hair and Makeup: Jordan Zimlich

Models: Kristen, Katarina, Keilah, Voices& modeling agency

Locations:
New Hoot Owl Hill
30750 Osawatomie Road, Paola, Kan., hootowlgardens.com

New Lancaster General Store
36688 New Lancaster Road, Paola, Kan.

Middle Creek Winery
4353 W. 351st St., Louisburg, Kan., middlecreekwinery.com


Casual and comfortable spring fashion Kansas City, Frankie & Jules, Threshing Bee

Wishlist off-the-shoulder blouse in blush, Frankie & Jules, $45

ModRef distressed denim overalls, Frankie & Jules, $70

Brown felt hat, Threshing Bee, $29.99

 

Cream spring fashion - Dear Society and Fashionista Exchange

English Factory cream fringe sweater in cream, Dear Society, $75

White vintage denim, Fashionista Exchange, $24.99

 

Frankie & Jules, Threshing Bee spring fashion

She + Sky lace and tulle babydoll dresses, Frankie & Jules, $55 each

Knee socks with tassels, Frankie & Jules, $39

Cream sweater with lace up details, Threshing Bee, $59.99

 

Fashionista Exchange, Frankie & Jules, Threshing Bee Spring Fashion

Vintage eyelet blouse, Dear Society, $58

Vintage BCBG coral denim, Fashionista Exchange, $10.95

Straw sun hat, Threshing Bee, $25

Denim jacket, Frankie & Jules, $62

Black Aztec-print mini skirt, Frankie & Jules, $58

 

Dear Society, Threshing Bee clothing spring fashion 2017

Chamchamqueen cropped flutter-sleeved blouse, Dear Society, $46

Chamchamqueen denim culottes, Dear Society, $58

White hex sunglasses,Threshing Bee, $16