Cara Delevingne’s does date night.

Photo: Splash News
Photo: Splash News

between the hair, the heels, and that uber chic suit, Cara Delevinge is reinventing date night style. this look is giving us major outfit envy and bonus, the perfect style inspiration for Threads’ tomboy chic and date night collections. 

//have a stellar style you’ve sported on a recent date? upload it to Threads’ date night collection and earn commission when others shop your look! 

juxtaposition in fashion

By Mariel Cornel – Polydeux

After growing up in uniforms and having the way I look dictated by others, I never saw myself being well versed in fashion. Fast-forward to adult me; I’d actually want to be buried with my closet or better yet, laid down in a casket of expensive furs.

Being a fashion blogger, you’re evidentially forced to thwart yourself into categories. What are you? Who are you? How would you describe your style? My immediate response is that it’s ‘eclectic. It’s day and night. I can dress bohemian one day and street the next.’ It’s a completely acceptable answer. I mean, who else could sound more put-together than someone using the term ‘eclectic’?

Polydeux (Mariel) by Justin Querbal
Polydeux (Mariel) by Justin Querbal

But the fact of the matter is my style has changed a lot since I’ve formulated that answer, which I will continue to swear by even if it’s not true.

I read somewhere that to really find your sense of style: You. Must. Experiment. And so I did. I’ve been harnessing my tom-boyish wants and I’m exuding it via unisex and street wear inspired ‘fits.  At the same time, I can’t let go of my infatuation with heels and short skirts.

Mariel is street style personified with her harness and high-waisted ripped skinnies. (photo: Justin Querbal)
Mariel is street style personified with her harness and high-waisted ripped skinnies. (photo: Justin Querbal)
That’s why I become a frequenter of the minimalist chic theme. There’s something about become a fervent explorer of the neutrals palette that can open up so many different possibilities. You’re no longer focusing on the print or color of an outfit, but the way textures work together when strategically worn. Fashion isn’t limited to being just a visual art. It caters to all the senses.
— Mariel on ‘minimal chic’ collection

By combining the two ends of the spectrum, I realized that both encompass a similarity: juxtaposition. If there’s anything I love most, it’s texture versus clean lines. The texture of hard leather against smooth fur gets me weak.

The key to an effortless outfit, as I’ve learned, is that a little goes a long way. Less is definitely more.

ThreadStory No.2

feminine // masculine

 two self-made, singer/songwriters dress-up their inner tomboy 

“I never knew I wanted to be a musician. I grew up studying classical violin, piano, and flute, but never ventured from what was written on the page. It wasn’t until after college that I wrote my first song and fell in love with music in a very different, more personal way,” Sonia shared. “At UC Berkeley, I studied psychology with plans of becoming a therapist,” she continued. “After graduating, I joined a consulting firm in San Francisco where I felt very dissatisfied and felt I wanted more but I wasn’t sure what ‘more’ was. One evening, I sat down at my keyboard and started writing a song. The feeling of aliveness I felt writing that first song made it clear to me that writing music was something I needed to explore more.”

Leila shares a similar story of clarity. She too was a “late bloomer” as a musician. Leila was about to accept her offer to study philosophy at USC and about that time was invited to a pop concert with a friend of the family.  Her inspiration came half way through the show, “If they can do this as a career, I can do this,” she recalls thinking. That moment, she decided to say “screw it,” and soon after, applied to Musicians Institute instead to pursue music as more than a hobby.

It would be nice to say they never looked back since, but that isn’t the case. “I definitely have moments of doubt and I do occasionally glance at those other paths I started to go down,” Sonia confesses. “But, when I play a show or I spend a day writing, it is so clear to me how much I love what I do and that doubt always disappears.” 

Leila too, speaks of her struggle to balance staying true to herself and “making it” in an industry that values women for reasons she resents. At the end of the day she realizes she simply can’t not write music, it is in her.

What was clear after getting to know both of these talented, beautiful, and determined women, was that pursuing one’s passion is not a sprint, it is a marathon. More over, transitioning careers is not about risking it all at once and taking a leap, but rather taking several small steps in the right direction.

Leila began taking voice lessons while teaching herself guitar and piano as she gradually shifted her life direction, and Sonia played shows at night while working as an associate at the consulting firm during the day. Finally, Sonia found herself booking shows in Bali, Japan, Minneapolis, Nashville and in several of LA’s hotspots, consistently enough to have music be her full time career. Leila just released her first album, is booking shows and is building up quite the fan base. Similarly to the first ThreadStory, these women show that is not about “making it,” but rather making it happen. They are doing just that.

Photographed by Yeran Terzian

Styled by Courtney Biebl

Makeup by Stephanie Wolfe

Featuring Sonia Rao and Leila Pari

Get style inspiration from your favorite bloggers on our app, Threads