East of the sun
• Who she is: Mary Singer
• What she’s wearing: a canvas hat that she found, black Indian cotton top from a friend, purple Thai pants from another friend and black-and-white-striped knee socks from the Costume Shoppe.
• Why we love it: “It’s pretty much all hand-me-downs,” says Mary — but the Asian-inspired pants and shirt are elegantly gauzy, while the knee socks and boots add urban flair. Plus, the open-leg style of these wrap pants offers a breezy option to revealing summer clothes, keeping skin cool and protected from the sun.
Try this on
Don’t want to drop $150 for a ticket to this year’s Red Ball? The 5th Circle offers a fashion-savvy alternative: The Black Ball at Joli Rouge (130 College St.) on Saturday, June 24. The 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. event features DJ Nareau spinning Goth, Industrial and EBM with guests Mouse and Spider. Tickets are an affordable $5 (only $3 if you show up in formal attire). For info, call 350-1660 or go to the5thcircle.com.
Hey guys, Movement Fashions (85 Patton Ave., 258-0021) has a hot tip when it comes to men’s summer styles: The boutique is the only area store to carry the exclusive, hard-to-get Bathing Ape line. This colorful, new-school hip-hop gear comes in limited-edition designs. Also, check the shop for shorts by Evisu and summer T-shirt sales.