OK, winter, we give! Yes, there’s the drought, and yes, sometimes freezing forecasts make for fun ski weekend getaways, but with more rain than any other weather pattern on the 8-day horizon near eBay HQ, we just can’t help but dream of warmer days ahead. While bundled up in UGGs (ICYMI, they’re back!) with hot coffee in our hands, the daydreaming game is real. We’re picturing coastal road trips on the classically scenic 101 and afternoons wine tasting beneath the Santa Barbara sun. What are we wearing in our fantasies, you ask? One dress and one dress only: a Vita Kin vyshyvanka dress. Why, you may also be wondering? Here are the top 7 reasons we’re fully focused on adding a Vita Kin vyshyvanka dress to our spring wardrobe ASAP.
- The name is fun to say. Try saying vyshyvanka and not smiling.
- Who are we to argue with Anna Dello Russo, Jourdan Dunn, and Leandra Medine? Each has been spotted favoring the intricately embroidered Ukrainian pieces in their street style repertoire.
- You can dress a Vita Kin up with chunky platform heels or Aquazzura Wild Thing fringe sandals as easily as you can dress it down with criss-cross strap slides or low cut white Converse. With a quick shoe swap, you’re taking one piece from beach cover up to major red carpet moment. We can’t be made at that kind of versatility!
- Not only is this particular style dress going to work hard for you in every spring event situation you face, but you can start wearing it now, which might make dreary weather incredibly more bearable. Just layer a turtleneck and tights underneath and slip OTK boots on top.
- Bohemian summer brides, this is your chance to make a very cool out-of-the robin’s-egg-blue-ring-box statement, just sayin’…
- Its authentic craftsmanship will not go unnoticed and this is sure to be an item you’ll treasure forever. Harper’s Bazaar reports, “…pieces can take over three weeks to make. Assembly of sleeves, collars and cuffs is done by hand according to age-old methods and each new employee of the workshop in Kiev undergoes a month of training to learn these sewing techniques.”
- The vyshyvanka is so popular and rooted in Ukrainian history that it’s got its own holiday. May 21st is Vyshyvanka Day. Act now and you’ll be properly clad to celebrate.
Shop now! (And do us and yourself a favor by sticking to Chardonnay vs. Syrah, you know, for your new dress’ sake.)