So you got your stylish Cynthia Rowley bag, and you are wondering what to wear with it. Fortunately for you, this talented designer never stopped at handbags alone. When she launched back in 1988, the newly emergent designer invited the top fashion editors along with downtown celebrities, including Andy Warhol, to her walk-up apartment for a runway show to introduce her eight new designs. Not one person showed up for the presentation. But her line of whimsical yet sophisticated dresses and skirts were embraced by retailers and a new company was born. It was so well received by consumers that the brand has evolved to include menswear, handbags, eyewear, jewelry, home accessories, cosmetics and fragrances, and shoes, in addition to what New York Magazine called "its now signature flirty, vintage inspired ready to wear." The New York Times called the Cynthia Rowley line "flirty, vibrantly colored dresses and tops in wispy materials that have a whiff of the carefree, simple spirit."
The dress that truly embodies that spirit is the printed tiered silk dress selling at $475. It is sleeveless and knee length, a three tiered dress that ties at the waist. It can be accessorized with any of the Cynthia Rowley bags to create a look appropriate for daytime or dinner on a warm spring or summer evening. The silk drop waist dress is a very young and flirty design and works best with the more whimsical clutch bags or some of the medium sized bags. If you are looking for that party look to wear at night, the cabochon halter dress is for you at $495. It is a fitted sleeveless halter silk dress with solid cabochons on the bodice. This goes with the evening clutch bags. And the silk brocade dress, which can be purchased with a matching brocade jacket, comes with a fitted bodice and a full skirt. This outfit is at home at formal parties and special events and goes with a nice evening bag from the Cynthia Rowley collection.
Cynthia Rowley is offering just three styles of shoe for your outfit but they will match up well with all the bags, depending on your choice of color. The $125 Minda comes in black suede with a four inch heel. The Perdy, at $140, comes in black, grey and olive to give you more options to wear shoes that can match up well with your choice of color and style in a bag. It has a four and a half inch heel. And finally, the Mindy is a low boot style for $175, that compliments most of the dress and skirt styles and goes well with any of the less formal bag styles.
If you are accessorizing for a bright summer day, then Cynthia Rowley has a line of sunglasses to compliment your look. They are all attractive, but if you want to go for the ultimate in whimsy, get the eyebrow sunglasses at $175. Add to the fun with her low cost jewelry line to provide lovely accents for your outfit. And you can complete the look with Cynthia Rowley's hair accessories and a nice fragrance to leave you smelling as nice as you look.