Love Letter: Claridge + King

Claridge + King's adorable stylist, Lesli Pendergraft (via)
How do I love Claridge + King? Let me count the ways - I love the superior fit, classic styling, versatility, and quality of everything they create. It's almost as though Claridge + King went through my closet, found everywhere that my wardrobe was lacking, and created something to fill the void. 
Style Icon - Carolyn Bessette Kennedy
Their line is composed of pitch-perfect essentials - the best tank to ever grace the Earth, button-downs that are truly deserving of their "perfect shirt" moniker, and pretty/polished/comfortable dresses galore. I think that I wear one of their pieces literally every day, and in pretty much every week's "How We Style It."
the lovely masterminds behind Claridge + King, Lizbeth King and Laurann Claridge
I am obsessed with the bio provided on their website, and wanted to share it with you guys to give you a little background on how the brand originated! 

"Sisters Laurann Claridge and Lizbeth King grew up in Connecticut and came of age in the 80s wearing their dad’s button-downs. Although the duo left behind their preppy signet rings, uniform kilts and L.L. Bean Blucher Mocs when they graduated from boarding school, they never outgrew their fascination with classic menswear–most especially the versatile dress shirt. In 2008, following in their entrepreneurial grandparents footsteps (who ran their own business in New York’s garment district), the duo established Claridge + King, a clothing line for women inspired by menswear fabrics and tailoring." (via)

I created outfit boards for five of my wish-listed Claridge + King items, including the scenario where I imagined myself wearing the outfit pictured! Do I plan on using these outfit boards in a powerpoint presentation to sell Ben on my 5 POINT plan to update my wardrobe for Spring? Of course I do! I am a business lady, my friends!

You know what's going to help my proposed spending plan go down smooth with ol' Daddy Warbucks? Claridge + King has very generously offered to extend a 20% discount to Tartan & Sequins readers, with the offer code "TARTAN," good through Monday, May 21, 2012. So we can all describe ourselves as fiscally responsible while looking amazing in some new threads! 

 At the farmers' market with...Claridge + King - The Great White Shirt, No. 2
the Claridge + King - The Great White Shirt, No. 2  is styled with: Rachel Mulherin Green Agate Bib Necklace,  
Dolce Vita Sandals, Rex & Penny Tortoise Bangle, Rex & Penny Brass Cuff, J. Crew Minnie Pants,  
Clare Vivier La Tropézienne tote, Vintage Gold Dueling Pistol Cufflinks
  At a beach bonfire with...Claridge + King - The Patch Sweater
the Claridge + King - The Original His is Hers Shirt is styled with: vintage locket, Louis Vuitton Speedy 25,  
Michael Kors Odin flats, Hermés enamel bangle, Madewell Colorpop Jeans, 1960's elephant cufflinks
At a backyard cocktail party with...Claridge + King - The Belle Tunic
the Claridge + King - The Belle Tunic is styled with: Hermés scarf, GiGi New York All-in-one Bag, Kendra Scott Earrings,  
Rex & Penny Victorian Sapphire Ring, vintage cowboy boots
Merci beaucoup to the amazing Lizbeth King and Laurann Claridge for not only making such amazing clothing, but being so kind as to offer a discount code to our readers! If it was possible to be even MORE obsessed with Claridge + King  than I was previously, I have reached new levels of fangirl craziness after being so touched by your kindness via email.

In my Style Icon - Carolyn Bessette Kennedy post, I  

Laaaadies! Leave a comment and let me know what you used the ahmaaazing discount code "TARTAN" to pick up from Claridge + King!   

Also - "like" our brand new Tartan & Sequins Facebook page by next Wednesday for a chance to win some faboo Peter Thomas Roth goodies! :)


  1. Huge fan of C & K! I wore my white button down on my wedding day while I got ready. I had it monogrammed with my new initials on the pocket and my wedding date on the cuff!

  2. you guys knocked it out of the park with this post; I love C&K and love your styling ideas!!


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