You’ve seen her during Chico’s Facebook Lives, dishing on the details and inspiration that make each of our collections unique. Now, Melly, our Head of Design, is sharing her most-wanted pieces, trends, colors and more each month for her Most Wanted series.
Melly’s official title is VP of Design at Chico’s, and she is a veteran in the retail biz. She’s had leadership roles at some of the largest fashion retailers in the world (we won’t say which, but they rhyme with Balvin Dine, Tay Dew and Man Sailor). She was also a senior instructor at Parsons School of Design.
Read on to discover what Melly loves this month. And be sure to come back next month to InsideChic and see what made her March list.
WHAT ARE YOUR FASHION MUSTS THIS MONTH?
WHAT IS THE ONE TREND OUR READERS SHOULD TRY?
The drama sleeve! It is a statement sleeve on tees, tops, and shirts, seen an all the runways. It’s an easy way to make a statement with pants or denim and perfect for those Zoom calls!
HOW DO YOU MOST WANT TO SPEND YOUR DOWNTIME?
Training with my equine partner. When I can’t do that, I experiment in the kitchen.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FEBRUARY DESTINATION?
Captiva Island and Arizona…both are sunny and warm.
WHAT CHICO’S LOOKS WILL YOU BRING ON YOUR TRIP?
WHAT NEW PRODUCT DO YOU WANT MOST?
I cannot wait to wear DefineMe Denim. It’s our new form flattering jean, in superior stretch and recovery denim fabric.
WHAT IS THE MOST-WANTED COLOR OF THE MONTH?
Any shade of green: from olive to emerald to envy.
THIS OR THAT?
To help you get to know Melly a little better, we asked her to choose between “this” or “that” everyday joys.
Books or podcasts?
Collar flat or popped?
FLAT: POPPED ONLY ON JACKETS!
Joggers or yoga pants?
Cats or dogs?
Tea or coffee?
BOTH: COFFEE AT 8AM, TEA AT 4PM
Plants or pets?
Jean jacket or blazer?
Sparkling or flat (water)?
As you can see, February has a lot to love. Shop the complete list of Melly’s Most Wanted clothing here.