new york fashion week has ended, and we can breathe a sigh of relief that the doldrums of economic woe have exited the tents. i went to a sampling of shows and i wasn’t disappointed in what i saw. lots of versatility, comfort and ease…even these looks can all be mixed up with each other. they are six reasons i’m looking forward to spring.
1: michael bastian: the man can do no wrong in my eyes (mmm…except his pricing which he confesses he can’t even afford). this look is the epitome of an effortless summers lazing around the city. for starters, you’ll be hard pressed to find me without an outrageously comfortable hoodie in any season. next, i always always roll the sleeves unless i’m wearing a suit, it’s a bad habit gone good. the shorts are essentially short pants, tailored and just a bit messy with the cutoff but not too much. you’ll find me in some park this summer looking exactly like this. listening to: richest kids by this is ivy league
2: marc by marc jacobs: to be honest, these clothes will probably spend a good amount of time on my floor. that won’t be a big deal because i’ll be putting this button crew neck sweatshirt on every morning when i run out to grab my coffee. digging the mixing of the blues and even the unkempt look of the t-shirt, the plaid pants offset the scruffiness. another ultimate example of casual summer, well done. listening to: do you wanna touch me by joan jett
3: rag and bone: updated military jacket is key. i’ve got plenty of them and had sworn not to buy another but…with a fabrication like this it’s hard to pass up. listening to: one week of danger (demo version) by the virgins
4: band of outsiders: you probably won’t find me sporting suspenders come spring but i like the idea of this look and the pieces on their own. an easy pair of shorts that i can wear with anything i own and a crew neck thermal that will last across the seasons. maybe, maybe i’ll rock the suspenders. listening to: french navy by camera obscura
5: gilded age: an old favorite of mine, that sweater is kickass. the blue brings it head and shoulders above the typical j.crewish v-neck for spring and gives it some pep. gilded age jeans, although expensive, are the finest made. listening to: no you girls by franz ferdinand
6: patrick ervell: i’m not sure if i could handle the matching quality of the shirt and blazer for myself but i love the execution, especially with the white collar. my legs will rejoice as they burst forward from skinny cut khakis and i’ll surely wear a white v-neck under that jacket a whole lot this summer. clarks wallabies for shoes? nice. listening to: burn it all down by vhs or beta
michael bastian + military jacket + suspender = yes