Q&A: Grace Kuhnmunch of Gilbert & Evans

The Ardmore boutique owner dishes on her favorite spring fashions.

Personal style: Classic and traditional. I tend to favor more tailored pieces, but I’m not afraid to add a splash of something preppy and colorful to make my look more interesting. 

Favorite designers: Several of my favorite brands are Elizabeth McKay, Sail to Sable, Two Bees Cashmere, Kinross Cashmere and Cortland Park. 

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Spring trends she’s embracing: I’m excited about all the Roberta Roller Rabbit Tunics we’ve received. They come in bright prints in beautiful colors and many different styles—some with embellishments, including beads and tassels. I love the look of a tunic over white jeans or our Krazy Larry pants, which have a nice tailored look—ankle length and tapered. I love to pair them with gold Jack Rogers sandals, with a beaded necklace.

Style icons: Grace Kelly was always so put together, with her pearl necklaces and perfectly tailored outfits, which she’d top off with an effortlessly chic scarf around her neck. I also have to include Jackie-O for the pizzazz she possessed. She was able to pull off such a look that resonates today, with her oversized glasses and trendy-fit blazers over brightly printed dresses. After all, she did inspire the iconic Jack Rogers sandals.

Go-to outfit for a Saturday night in the city: I love all the Elizabeth tops from Elizabeth McKay, with the ruffled-neck collar. They dress up your outfit just enough. Pair them with our Liverpool Abby skinny jeans, a great pair of heels, fun jewelry, and a cute clutch.

Recent addition to her closet: The Molly dress in striped navy by Jude Connally. The practicality of a dress that also fits well and has flair appeals to me. I love that it can be worn while I run errands with my children—or dressed up with a nice pair of sandals, a brightly colored pashmina, and sparkly earrings for a night out with my husband. 

Recent splurge: I have a passion for handbags. My current favorite is the Mini Taylor tote by GiGi New York. There’s something so refreshing and invigorating about switching handbags. 

Photo by Tessa Marie Images.

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