Chambray is one of my favorite fabrics to wear in the summer. It’s lightweight, soft, and a bit more casual than the wovens you wear to work. I paired my chambray shirt with a cotton v-neck tee for a casual feel. Instead of wearing dark denim with this (which usually I’ll do when going for a more rugged look), I chose a rose-pink pair of chinos.Summer is about experimenting with bright color palettes. Living in New York City, there is a small window of time to do so, so I try to take full advantage of the warmer months. I have to admit, when I bought my first pair of bright pants (which happened to be these pink ones), I felt a little self-conscious putting them on and going out in public. I soon realized that in a sea of dark denim, I felt pretty damn good taking a risk. When a buttoned-up Wall Street guy complimented my “chill pants” the first day I wore them, it made me realize that perhaps more people want to try this trend out, but have to muster up the confidence to stand out and do so. My advice is buy a couple colors of bright pants (or shorts) and wear a pair each week so that you constantly reinvent and switch up your summer looks. J-Crew has a great selection of shorts and chinos in a variety of different colors – it’s usually my go-to! Just remember – keep your top layers more neutral when sporting a bright color short or pant to make such a statement that even suit-wearing Wall Street guys want to emulate it ?
One of my favorite looks this season is centered around henleys. These shirts are perfect for the fall because they can be worn as a layering piece under a jacket or flannel, or they can be worn solo on a crisp day. Remember that henleys should fit closely to your body as its meant to be a form-fitting shirt. I paired this off-white Henley from J-Crew with a grey distressed pair of denim from Ralph Lauren, one of my favorite pairs of jeans to wear in the cooler months. A flannel wrapped around the waist and black boots from Steve Madden were the perfect touch to complete this look. I like to tuck the bottom of my pants into my boots and crinkle the fabric up a bit to give a more laid back and rugged feel. I wear boots all fall and winter long and have this pair also in brown. I definitely recommend buying a pair or two for the season because you can get so many different looks out of them! Lastly, I accessorized with a leather band from J-Crew to give a slight pop to the solid colored shirt.I hope everyone is having fun experimenting with fall fashion and just remember, if you're comfortable in what you put together, then that will show! ???
I can’t believe another Labor Day weekend has come and gone, and the slow transition from summer to fall has begun. While I am definitely excited to enjoy one of my favorite seasons in the city, I will miss bathing suits being a main category in my wardrobe. However, I love this swimsuit so much that I had to do one last swimwear post highlighting this J-Crew bathing suit. The tailoring of this swimsuit is what made me grab it off the shelf and immediately buy it. It has a tab closure at the waist like many dress pants have so your trunks feel fitted and custom-tailored to your body. I also love the deep pockets (perfect for storing the sea shells and sea glass you find along the shore) and the earth-tone stripes going across the fabric. These trunks are made with a quick-drying nylon fabric unlike many bathing suits that just hang on you, soaking wet for what feels like hours after getting out of the ocean. These are slightly longer than many of the CIN2 swim trunks I have worn all summer, but still rest right above the knee, giving a more modern feel to the swimsuit. I hope everyone had an incredible summer and cheers to making new memories this fall!