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Leather Jackets: Splurge Vs. Steal

When Fall rolls around, I instantly start to pull out the leather (and faux leather) jackets in my closet. A proper fitting leather jacket will prove to be one of the most versatile pieces in your wardrobe from these early Fall days, until the beginning of Spring. A great leather jacket used to a lot of saving or whipping out the credit card, but with the countless fast fashion brands stepping up the trend game, a killer leather jacket (not real leather obviously) can be yours for under $100. I’ve rounded up some of the best ones for under $100 (The one I am wearing above is this one from Forever21Men) as well as some splurge worthy jackets if you’re looking for real leather or to make an investment. The rest of this outfit is below, btw! x – Preston

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How To Wear Camo Pants

How To Style Camo Pants This Fall

Getting dressed in the early months of fall can be really fun. As a stylist, trying new outfit combinations and working in new layers into my wardrobe is some of the most fun I can have! Being surrounded by clothes all day everyday for work, the whole process of putting together seasonal looks comes easy to me. For most though, I get it…it’s tough. To help you guys out, I’ve jotted down a few easy styling notes I use in my personal life and when on set styling a celebrity or brand. I’ve partnered back up with Old Navy this month and super excited to be able to share some of my general style steps to success for early Fall dressing.

1) Camo Is Neutral: This Fall, camouflage is back in a huge way. For me it never really went anywhere but I couldn’t be happier that this year it’s made its way into all of the big brands. These slim stretch chinos from Old Navy are the perfect shade of camouflage to mix with just about anything. I’ve paired them back to a preppy plaid shirt and monk-straps sneakers for a look thats pulled together and playful at the same time. LINK: OLD NAVY SLIM CAMO PANT

2) Look For Everyday Layers: Of course we all love throwing on a leather jacket or nylon bomber for an instant pop of ‘cool’ in the Fall months, but some days you’ll want to mix it up. Look for pieces like this shawl collar cardigan (this one is made out of the most comfortable sweatshirt material!) that provide chic and easy layering options. Not only will it instantly elevate your look when worn over a great button down, but it’s perfect for layering under a beat up denim jacket or slim blazer. LINK: OLD NAVY SHAWL COLLAR SWEATSHIRT CARDIGAN

3) Fall Colors Go A Long Way:  When looking to update everyday pieces like button down shirts, try to look for seasonal shades and patterns to keep your overall look on trend. As classic as a pink or light blue oxford shirt is, I tend to opt for great rustic colors and patterns when updating my shirting like the maroon plaid from Old Navy in this post. Colors you’ll want to keep your eye open for are maroons, olive green, dark greys, mustard, navy blues and anything jewel toned. Shopping in this color palette is a sure fire way to keep your look stylish and seasonal. LINK: OLD NAVY MAROON PLAID STRETCH OXFORD

Transitioning Into Fall – Lightweight Laye...

How To Start Dressing For Fall Right Now

End of Summer / beginning of Fall style can sometimes be tricky. Hot days pop up out of nowhere and crisp mornings & evenings have me pumped for Autumn weather. To help navigate a killer wear-now look, I’m excited to have partnered with Old Navy to style some of my favorite pieces from the current collection.

The key to nailing your Fall transitional look is being smart with layers and colors. Think lighter weight layers in Autumnal colors like this vintage coach jacket & graphic baseball shirt. When the weather heats up during the day, lose the jacket and rock the baseball tee with slim denim (these bad boys have built in flex and are so comfortable) for a clean all American look. Style tip: rolling l the bottoms of your jeans will not only make your look a bit more styled, but it’s adds a hint of air conditioning for when the temps start to rise again). For accessories, a retro slip on sneaker and pair of classic shades polish off the look.

Oh, I almost forgot about the patch! When I was headed to the checkout at Old Navy with my new haul, I stumbled on some killer iron on patches. Sold in sets of 3, these are so easy to just pop on your jacket or denim for a super on trend detail moment.

–  Preston

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GREEN COACH JACKET / NYC GRAPHIC SHIRT / BUILT IN FLEX DENIM

Cargo Pants: They’re Back & You Need ...

How You Should Be Wearing Cargo Pants Right Now

Cargo Pants For guys

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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.

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

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

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

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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

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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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