Video Blog #2: Quick & Easy Hair Styling

A lot of you write me on social media with hair styling questions…so here we go! As a fashion stylist, I am constantly on set with some of the best hair stylists in the business when working on photoshoots. Over the years of watching these masters at work, and after countless hours chatting up my favorite barber (@jclarkwalker on instagram) I’ve honed in my personal hair styling skills and am happy to be able to share some hacks & tips with you guys…enjoy! (PS: I’ve also linked the products featured in the video below…be sure to stock up) x – Preston

HOW TO STYLE YOUR HAIR AND BE OUT THE DOOR IN UNDER 10 MINUTES

SHOP MY HAIR PRODUCTS FROM THE LINKS BELOW:

DYSON HAIR DRYER / LAYRITE MATTE CLAY / TANCHO WAX STICK / DOVE HAIR SPRAY

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Cargo Pants: They’re Back & You Need Them

How You Should Be Wearing Cargo Pants Right Now

Cargo Pants For guys

Preston Konrad

How To Wear Cargo Pants Men

When deciding what to wear during the tricky in-between season time, my rule is to keep things classic. Rugged staples like denim work shirts and slim cargo pants are perfect for the end of Summer into the begining of Fall. The cargo (in old school olive) looks totally seasonable when paired back to a great pair of sandals and can carry you right into cooler weather with boots and a chunky sock. When looking for a denim shirt, you’ll want to make sure the authentic detailing is there. Pearl snap fronts, non-button collar, and stitching details are key when putting this look together.

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO SHOP THE LOOK!

SHIRT: ZARA / PANTS: H&M / BELT: VINTAGE / GLASSES: VINTAGE / WATCH (SIMILAR LINKED HERE): ROLEX

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Video Blog #1 – Hello!

Well everyone, It’s about time. I’ve finally decided to start sharing video content with you all! With my background in television & on-air style reporting, I find it much easier to be able to talk all things style with you…by literally talking with you! I’ll be uploading video content here (and on my YouTube channel – Preston Konrad) as often as I can. Don’t worry, my regular blog content won’t be going away but just consider these posts a little icing on the style cake so to speak.

Let me know what you’d like to see next! x – Preston

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3 Fall Trends You Can Wear Right Now

How To Shop For New Clothes in August (and what you should be buying)

For many of us, August means long Summer vacations, cool nights at the beach, and last minute vacation shares with your besties. In the fashion world, August means Fall is here and in full swing. While many retailers have adapted their product delivery schedules to make up for the fact that it’s still too damn hot for puffer coats, many continue to push the Autumn fashion deliveries to stores. What does this mean for us? I like to consider August as my Fall wish-list time frame…giving me a full month to digest what the big trends are, what the brands are pushing, and to start making note of the pieces I am going to invest in once the weather changes.


However with all of this yummy new product packing store shelves, I’m always dying to make a few purchases ahead immediately. If you are going to start shopping in stores during August, I’ve made a list below of a few things to be aware of:

  • Watch the Prices on Big Pieces: As excited as you are to get your hands on something new, keep in mind that the more expensive pieces you are seeing (leather jackets, puffer coats, chunky knits etc) will go on sale sooner rather than later as the Holiday deliveries usually deliver in mid October (which will typically bump down prices on Fall items).

 

  • Be Seasonally Smart: Make sure the pieces you are buying can actually be worn right away (aka stay away from heavy wools, down layers, chunky leathers, etc) Some of the biggest Fall trends are versatile enough to be worn right now, we’ll recap those in a minutes.

 

  • Don’t Jump Right Into Crazy Trends: When shopping for early Fall pieces, don’t go too trendy too quickly. I always find that my style develops and changes once true Fall weather rolls around aka there may be a trend that I thought I would’t get into that I instantly become obsessed with, etc. Ease yourself into trends by playing with trendy accessories at first.

Now that we’ve gone over  a few best practices, let’s get to the fun part. Below are some of the biggest trends for Fall and some pieces that you can wear right now to boost your August wardrobe and take you right into Autumn like a pro.

SHOP DOUBLE BREASTED PIECES TO WEAR NOW BELOW:

SHOP ORANGE PIECES TO WEAR NOW BELOW:

SHOP GRAPHIC TOPS TO WEAR NOW BELOW:

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You Need Now: Short Sleeve Floral Shirts

The Short Sleeve Floral Shirt

Out of nowhere, we’ve been slammed with 90 plus degree temps. The city is steamy and everyone is scrambling to find some warm weather threads that will keep you looking cool without breaking the bank. Enter your new best friend…the short sleeve floral shirt. Consider this your Summer style weapon, perfect for pairing with tailored trousers for a more elevated look, or ripped up shorts for something more chill. When looking for a short sleeve floral shirt, I honestly think there is NO need to spend over $75 bucks…or even $50 for that matter. You’re going to be sweating in this bad boy as the temps rise and by next Summer you may be ready for a style swap anyway. I’ve rounded up the best out there for under $100 for you guys below, stay cool.  x -Preston

Scroll through my picks, below!

 

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Grooming Products I Love For Spring 2017

My Spring Grooming Ride Or Dies

Anyone who knows me, knows I have a bit of a problem when it comes to buying, testing & hoarding grooming products. I. just. can. not. stop. From hair to tan to skin to face, I’m not joking when I say I have drawers full of products. Whether they are from a department store or a drug store, I get an odd amount of pleasure out of testing new grooming products. Now that  the chill of winter behind us and warm sunny days lie ahead, I’ve been switching up the grooming game to prep my skin hair & face for the Summer sun.

Many of us don’t realize that the winter months take it’s toll on our appearance. The crisp winds & cold days suck the moisture right out of our skin and the lack of sun has everyone looking way too pale.

What to do? Switch up the grooming game. For Spring 2017, I’ve been testing tons of new grooming products and have rounded up my top picks for you guys here, please enjoy and be sure to write me with any questions!


Click on the links below to shop or hover over the products in the image below. x -Preston

FAVORITE GRADUAL TANNER: Bondi Sands Gradual Tanning Milk  $22.00- Straight out of Australia (and suuuuper hard to find in the US), this is one of the most natural looking gradual tanners that I have found. Apply it after showering like you would you favorite everyday body moisturizer and boom, you’re out the door. The color of the product is white and applies smoothly and evenly…no streaks to be seen. The scent is an amazing, light coco butter scent and will not interfere with your cologne or eau de parfum.


FAVORITE DEODORANT: Dove Men+Care Elements Minerals & Sage $7.80 – I got hooked on spray deodorants after years of buying them in Europe while traveling for work (and wondering why there were not more spray options back home in the US). Say goodbye to white marks and streaks on your dark clothes, and easily toss it in your gym bag without the worry of it melting, breaking or chunking. This particular scent is new to the Dove men spray deodorant family, and I love it!


FAVORITE DAILY MOISTURIZER: Nutrogena Hydroboost Water Gel $14.21 – This stuff is crack. Seriously, it’s awesome. The perfect moisturizer to use as the weather warms up, this is more of a cooling gel moisturizer rather than a traditional, heavy cream. The scent is fresh and super light (almost smells like what you would want water to smell like?) and soaks into the skin almost immediately after application. What I love most about the insanely amazing texture is that it does not rest on top of your face or feel greasy in the slightest…keeping you from looking oily or shiny.


BEST HAIR CLAY: Kiehl’s Grooming Solutions Texturizing Clay $18.00 – This has become my go-to hair product for a few months now. Just released as part of the new ‘Grooming Solutions’ range, a tiny bit of this clay will leave your hair texturized and piecey with an awesome matte finish (little to no shine). I love that the grip is long lasting and yet easily washes out with water.


BEST NIGHTLY SERUM: Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Firming Serum $69.00 – Serum is the step that most guys forget about when going about their nightly routine. Applied after you wash your face and before your nightly moisturizer, this serum in particular will give you a toned and refreshed look by morning. Just a few drops will improve the look of your skin and make it appear more luminous and fresh.


BEST EYE CREAM: Mario Badescu Ceremide Eye Gel $18.00 – Another forgotten step in many people’s nightly routine, eye cream is crucial to fighting away those crows feet and fine lines. This bad boy from cult fav Mario Badescu is a must have. Much like the Nutrogena moisturizer, this is actually a refreshing gel as opposed to a cream…which feels much lighter while still packing a punch. I actually keep this in the fridge and then apply around my eyes at night or in the morning before a shoot or meeting to combat puffiness or dark circles.


To shop my picks, just roll over any of the products!

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How To Wear White Jeans Right Now

White Jeans, Right Now

Summer style is just around the corner. Breezy linen shirts, tailored shorts, and white jeans await us. To wet your warm weather appetite, I’m showing you guys how to break in your white jeans now while Spring weather is at its peak.

The key to wearing white jeans right now is to wear them with similar Spring staples. In the shoot above I chose a classic denim shirt, tailored suit jacket (from one of my favorite suits, but broken apart to wear with denim), a suede chukka boot and a festive pocket square. The boot keeps things casual and not too fussy, while the pocket square / blazer combo ensures your look stays elevated and insta-worthy. Cheers to many more months of white jean posts!

x -Preston

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Spring Staple: The Short-Sleeved Sweatshirt

Short-Sleeve Sweatshirt – Top Picks To Buy Right Now

A killer short-sleeve sweatshirt is one of the most classic, and versatile pieces you can have in your Spring/Summer wardrobe. What was once a retro staple, the SSS is back in action for 2017 and I could not be happier. I honestly consider this bad boy my secret style weapon for Spring. Pair it back to a fun printed pant, or with your favorite jeans for a great everyday look, or layer under a suit jacket with slim trousers for something a bit more polished. I’ve taken a deep dive on the interwebs to round up some of the best short-sleeved sweatshirts for you guys below, enjoy! x – Preston

Click through the gallery below to check out my picks!

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Light Spring Jackets – Under $75

Spring Jackets for the win!

The fashion set is rejoicing. The retailers are happy (as happy as they can be) and the bloggers are loving it. Spring is here and mother nature is actually giving us Spring weather! Typically we jump from 30 degree temps to 80 degree days within a matter of weeks here in New York. This year, we’re finally getting the chance to wear the killer, lightweight, Spring jackets we’ve been collecting. The perfect icing to your outfit cake… a great, thin piece of outwear can complete your outfit while keeping you on-trend and weather ready. We’ve rounded up our top picks for lightweight layers UNDER $75 below, enjoy! x – Preston

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Heyday: Fitness For Your Face

Heyday Facials: The Lunchtime Workout For Your Face

by Jacob Bengal

If you are anything like me, facials were usually a splurge that was reserved for when I really wanted to treat myself to a day of pampered luxury, or someone else loved me enough to get me a gift card for one. I’m obsessed with skin care and learning just about everything I can about how to achieve perfect, dewy, glowing skin on the regular. So when I heard about a skin-care haven in New York that was revolutionizing the facial game, I had to check it out for myself before I became obsessed.

HeyDay, a facial company based in New York City, is here to answer all of our prayers, questions, and concerns while streamlining the facial process and making it easy to permanently add into our busy schedules (because doesn’t everyone deserve at least 50-minutes to themselves once a month?).

Co-founder and CEO Adam Ross wants to help educate you and I to create the skin of our dreams. He took the splurge-y, luxury connotation of a facial and kicked it to the curb, offering targeted treatments, lowered pricing, easy scheduling including an app, and stores that stay open longer to “respect the New Yorker’s schedule.”

Ross had the lightbulb moment while working in the beauty industry thinking, “there is not enough accessibility to professional skincare in this structurally challenged market.” He realized getting a facial and caring about your skin’s health should be as easy as booking your daily SoulCycle class. With a society that is so focused on health, wellness, and self-care, it should be a no brainer that we should be treating our skin with the same intense respect we give our bodies and life choices.

HeyDay offers three different facial experiences to choose from: a 30-minute express facial for $60, the classic 50-minute facial for $95, and the extended extra “me time” 75-minute facial for $135. You can also choose from “add-ons” that include peels, microdermabrasion, or light therapy for $35. There are currently three different locations, with their newest urban oasis opening on the Upper East Side. All locations are open from 8am-10pm on the weekdays and 9am-8pm on the weekends. Whatever you are doing in the city, they can certainly squeeze you in while running from a workout, meeting, or a lunch date.

To create an unforgettable experience each Skin therapist works with you to perfect your daily routine and help make sure that when you leave, the importance of skincare stays with you. During my experience (I was so excited, I took a picture of my routine line-up) my skin therapist went through some changes I should make to help clear up my acne. I left with the brightest, and visibly less red and irritated complexion I had ever seen, plus a plethora of products to help make sure I could keep it that way (or at least until I plan to visit again next month). A few minutes later I even received an email with a detailed list of all the products that were used during my facial, in case I wanted to purchase them at a later date.

Ross recommends that you receive a facial every month, since skin cells renew every 28 days or so. It is beneficial to get a deep clean to remove dead skin cells, extract the pesky spots, and hydrate and brighten your skin on a whole new level. He also stressed the long-term benefits of skincare health, and that the earlier you act to preserve your skin, the better results you will see. “We want to help our clients achieve the best version of themselves,” says Ross, “because better skin leads to better self-esteem.” I could not agree more Adam, and I am now officially obsessed.

HeyDay Nomad

1130 Broadway NYC

646-869-3601

www.ThinkHeyDay.com

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