Back to Basics


Getting dressed should be as easy as getting undressed.

Here’s an idea: Stop thinking so hard.

Your newest no-brainer is Corson, a streamlined new collection from Cynthia and Derek Federman, owners of Seattle’s hip Derek Andrew boutique.

Its palette is pared down (black, white, sand, heather gray); luxe fabrics (jersey, pointelle, twill, silk charmeuse) come in wearable, deconstructed silhouettes.

The hooded cardigan with braided fringe pairs brilliantly with a banded voile tank or side-slit cami. Jeans, leggings, or shorts work with the breezy, oversize tunic. And the drape-back dress has a sexy, airy asymmetrical hem — and can transition from spring to summer with a quick shoe change.

And that’s the naked truth.

Available at Krista K, 3458 North Southport Avenue, at Cornelia Avenue (773-248-1967 or kristak.com). To see styles, go to corsonclothing.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Corson

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3458 N Southport Ave
@ Cornelia Ave
Chicago, IL 60657