// SUM­MER LOVE

FOR STYLE AR­BITER I RAM GOLD­MAN, CHIC DENIM AND JAUNTY STRIPES FROM AM­PER­SAND HEART ARE THIS SEA­SON’S FASH­ION ES­SEN­TIALS.

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Am­per­sand Heart’s denim and stripes are a sum­mer must, says style ar­biter Ikram Gold­man.

When it comes to stay­ing fash­ion­able this sum­mer, bou­tique owner Ikram Gold­man is all in for New York-based Am­per­sand Heart (@am­per­sand­heart), whose folk-in­spired ready-to-wear denim (in­clud­ing mul­ti­ple pieces with strik­ing bas­ketweave ac­cents) is per­fectly au courant. “There’s a denim mo­ment hap­pen­ing right now,” says Gold­man, “and their cuts are to­tally in line with what I love about fash­ion. It’s re­ally just knock-around [wear]—the kind of thing you want to see your­self run­ning around in—but in a chic way.” Gold­man is also im­pressed by the line’s play­ful striped tops (“It’s a lot of fash­ion for some­thing re­ally ca­sual, with a great sleeve and shoul­der shape”), and en­vi­sions stylish Chicagoans wear­ing com­bi­na­tions of the two. “I love the idea of wear­ing the cage-like sleeve in the denim with the stripe un­der it pok­ing out—that’s adorable. And I love the stripe with a skinny lit­tle pant.”

Ul­ti­mately, for Gold­man it’s all about avoid­ing the sum­mer fash­ion de­fault of T-shirts and shorts. “I’m not [typ­i­cally] a denim fan, and I don’t love ca­sual wear, but this is a light­weight, fun, fash­ion­able col­lec­tion that girls should pick up be­cause they will love it. It’s adorable.” $215–$495 at Ikram,

15 E. Huron St., 312-5871000; ikram.com

With ir­re­sistible pieces like a striped jersey batwing off-the-shoul­der top (ƥƞɵƭ, AP40) and a chic bas­ket-weave denim A-line skirt (ƫƣơơƭ, A495), kew vork la­bel Am­per­sand eeart is a must-wear for sum­mer, says Chicago fash­ion guru fkram dold­man (ƢƧƬƞƬ).

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