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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.

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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!

 

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!

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

Click through the gallery below to browse the picks!

The Camel Coat: Your Best Friend For Layering

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A killer camel coat is one of the best pieces you can invest in during the Winter months. If you don’t have one in your closet already…shame on you (keep reading, I’ll hook you up in a few seconds). What I consider to be a closet staple, the trusty camel coat is not only extremely versatile, but chic enough to give any outfit an insta-worthy style upgrade. Thrown over a slim down puffer vest & plaid shirt, your camel coat will give your look an instant slim, GQ vibe while keeping out the chill (I’m trying to get you guys to move away from the bulky puffer jackets here if you can’t tell). This bad boy pictured above (purchased 2 years go) is an MAJOR sale right now at Club Monaco…under $300 and additional sale on top of that I believe.

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It’s Sale Time! End of 2016 Mega Sale Pick...

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Christmas has come and gone and 2017 is right around the corner….aka, it’s SALE TIME! Most of my favorite websites are marking down products at 50% and I’ve scoured through and put together a little ‘best of’ list for you guys. Consider this time to stock up on classics and winter staples. Enjoy! – x Preston

2016 Gift Guide: For Him

 

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I’ve put together another little gift guide for you all this year. As I’ve recently been covering some killer budget friendly threads here on the blog, I’m adding some little luxuries to this years list to round things out. Happy Shopping, gang! x – Preston

Holiday Style: Festive Daytime Styling

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Holiday Style:

I like to kick things up a notch when dressing for the holidays. While pulling off your evening look is relatively simple (dark, blazers, sweaters) a daytime festive look can be tricky. Color, classic patterns & simple denim are key staples when putting together a classic holiday look with a twist. With work parties rolling into friend parties (which roll into countless insta-shots), I love this signal red duffle coat to make a statement. Layer a denim dress shirt (make sure to look for a great spread-collar…no buttons) with a classic fair isle vest & plaid tie for a look thats classically preppy yet fresh. Grounded in denim, this look is great for a Friday at the office and your holiday party.

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Christmas Shopping in Brooklyn: American Field x...

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After a wonderful kick-off dinner in Manhattan last week, the guys from American Field market (think the coolest & freshest menswear designers all in one room showing off their merch) invited me to swing by the Brooklyn market this past weekend. The set-up was killer. Brands ranging from Boll & Buck to Sailormade assembled in one room to meet with browsers, brands, bloggers & editors. Take a peek at some of the pics we snapped at the expo, as well as the look I threw on to venture off to Brooklyn, after the jump…(I linked to the pieces I’m wearing in the pics below…minus a few things that are no longer available in which case, I have subs for you guys!) x- Preston

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