Charmed Life

Style File: Wire and Honey

Get to know Sarah Adams of Wire and Honey.

When Sarah Adams gave birth to her son, Brady, she began to notice that the clothing being sold for children didn’t fit her family’s urban lifestyle. Thus, Wire and Honey was born. A company with a philanthropic model, Wire and Honey believes in giving back and chooses a different charity monthly to donate a portion of all sales. Drawing most of her inspiration from Baltimore, Sarah believes in having a brand with a message and teaching children to stand up for what is right. We caught up with Sarah to learn more about her guilty pleasures, favorite trends, and life with a toddler.

How would you best describe your shop in one sentence?
Sarah Adams: Rad threads with a message.

If you could have any super power what would it be?
SA: The ability to heal. If someone was hurt or injured the ability to take away their pain and make them well again, that would be amazing. Although, the selfish part of me wants to say the ability to time travel because I am a huge history buff and would love to travel to my favorite eras throughout history.

Who is your style icon?
SA: I absolutely love Zooey Deschanel’s quirky, vintage style. If I had the time and money to devote to my own style I would kill for her hair and wardrobe. But if I am being completely honest I am lucky if I change out of sweatpants these days. My son is always dressed impeccably and I look like I rolled out of bed. I am working on it though!

What is your favorite item currently in the shop?
SA: Easily, our #kidsforchange line. It was the biggest risk we have taken thus far and has definitely been our greatest reward. We are pushing boundaries and pissing people off but we are also sparking discussions and raising awareness. We were expecting a lot more backlash than we have received and have been so touched by the stories pouring in about why people feel passionate about the individual causes. It’s hard to make a difference when you are just selling T-shirts but we are in our own way.

What is the most embarrassing fashion trend that you used to love?
SA: Gah! I grew up in the ’80s and ’90s so I have been through my fair share of cringe worthy fashion trends. The first one that came to mind was the early 2000s Air Force Ones days. I had a pair to match every outfit. It was not my best year fashion wise.

What is your guilty pleasure?

SA: The Golden Girls. It’s embarrassing how much I love that show. I am essentially an 80-year-old trapped in a 32-year-old body. Even more embarrassing, I would totally be the Dorothy of the group.

How did you get the name for your shop?
SA: Baltimore, hon! Baltimore is best known for two things to people who live outside the city: The Wire and Hons. Thus, Wire and Honey.

What is your favorite saying/motto?
SA: “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.” -Desmond Tutu

No closet is complete without…
SA: Colorful flats. My favorite are Tieks. A cute, colorful flat can make even the simplest outfit fun and put together. Plus, I chase around a toddler all day long so my days of platforms and heels are long gone.

What is your current favorite trend? Least favorite trend?
SA: I am kind of loving the micro pleats trend. It is one of the few trends from the late 80s/early 90s that I am glad to see back. Issey Miyake’s runway style has always made me swoon. My least favorite trend has to be the latest developments in denim. I love destructed jeans but I can’t bring myself to like the patterns and embellishments that are making their way back in these days. Also, mom jeans and overalls. I’m a firm believer that with denim the more simple and classic, the better.

Our top three picks:

(Left to right: Hey Lady tee $25, Kurt raglan tee $18, Future tee $25)