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Spring (& Sport) Ready With Finish Line

Ultraboost by Adidas: Spring & Sport Ready Via Finish Line 

Spring is my absolute favorite season to buy and style new sneakers. Gone are the slushy, salty days of winter and here are the endless opportunities to up your street style game with a fresh pair of kicks. I’ve recently become obsessed with Adidas Ultraboost, and little did I know they were some of the most coveted sneakers on the market! If you follow me on instagram you know I love the hunt, but when it comes to shoes – the easier the better.

Finish Line has come through with an insane selection of Adidas Ultraboost for Spring 19 and needless to say I jumped on it ASAP. I opted for this pair grounded in white / cream with little hits of pink (did I mention the hottest accent color of the Spring season?) To give myself tons of styling options.

For this shoot, I paired them back to a classic pair of Adidas track pants, a clean spring white hoodie, and an easy black lightweight jacket – but these would look insane with anything form your favorite pair of jeans to a slim suit or dress pant.

What’s great about the Ultraboost is that it’s not just a cool, ‘of-the-moment’ shoe to pair with a great outfit, but is honestly one of the most comfortable shoes to wear when running or training at the gym. I smell sneaker success! You guys can head over to FinishLine.com to checkout the full selection, and as always have linked the look below.

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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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New Best Friend: The Popover Shirt

 

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FRANK & OAK JAPANESE SELVEDGE POPOVER SHIRT / FRANK & OAK  LINCOLN TWILL PANT / GREATS BRAND SNEAKER / ROLEX MILGAUS WATCH / RAYBAN AVIATOR SUNGLASS

One of our go-to looks for Spring/Summer is the monochromatic look. We love navy on navy. However, when pulling off this look you’ll want to make sure to play with textures and fabrics to keep the look elevated and interesting (trust us, a navy t-shirt with navy cotton shorts is nothing impressive). We love this Japanese selvedge popover shirt from Frank & Oak paired back to a slim navy 5-pocket pant from the same collection. The dark, rich texture of the popover shirt adds just enough interest and depth to the top and is comfortable to boot. The pants are slightly lighter as to keep the overall outfit from looking like a jumpsuit. Stick to neutral accessories and shoes for the win.

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Striped Shirt & White Jeans For The Win

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We’re big fans of uniform dressing in the Summer months. We find something that works and we hit it over, and over, and over again. Right now it’s all about a kick-ass short sleeved striped shirt. We love these paired back to a trusty pair of jeans and an updated boat shoe. When the real heat rolls around mid July, shirts like this will be perfect with a tailored pair of shorts and a handsome sandal. For now, consider a short sleeved striped shirt a best friend for layering while the Spring chill burns away.

F21 STRIPED SHIRT / J.CREW SLIM JEAN / TOMMY HILFIGER PERFORATED BOAT SHOE / JAMES DEAN EYEWEAR

You Need Now: The Printed Shirt

Printed Shirt Spring 2016 Men

This Spring, designers looked to crazy prints and patterns to update menswear staples like mens polos, short sleeve shirts, and bomber jackets. Per usual, the trend has made its way down to the high street and we’ve rounded up some of the best printed shirts that will give you a bang for your buck. Ranging from oversized florals to palm trees, to micro-prints…a little pattern in your shirt will instantly update your Spring/Summer look. To keep things classic, we say pair it back to something classic and simple like a slim chino, white jean, or ankle-length suit pant. As for footwear – we suggest pairing it back to a clean white sneaker, a simple sandal, or a chic espadrille.

The smoothie that packs a punch

SMOOTHIE BODY

By Preston Konrad

Last year I found myself in Austin, Texas to style an advertising print campaign and I fell in love with just about everything. The food, the vintage shopping, the people, and especially a green smoothie from a little hidden gem of a juice truck. Packed with fruits, veggies AND protein, this bad boy was my go-to healthy snack while on the road (lord knows I needed something healthy after all of the damn good BBQ I was inhaling). When my shoot wrapped, Although I was happy to get back to Manhattan, I was strangely sad to leave my favorite juice joint. I was determined to recreate it upon my return.  

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(pictured above, Juice Austin)

One of the best things about living in New York is that us New Yorkers can get just about anything we need, at any time of day within a few blocks of our apartment. There’s a killer deli (we call them bodegas) on my street. Stocked with the usual finds including everything from paninis and Parliament lights to Palmolive and prunes, this deli in particular happened to recreate my smoothie almost exactly. (I know, thank god lol).  I recently snapchatted my smoothie obsession and was flooded with questions about what was in it…and if it actually tastes good. The answer is HELL YES. Although it looks like liquified lettuce, it tastes exactly like a Creamsicle (remember those?) and is packed with protein to keep hunger at bay. I love grabbing one of these after a SoulCycle class or in the middle of a warm day to keep me full until dinner. I’ve scrounged up the recipe for you guys so you can whip this up for yourself, after the jump:

1 cup freshly washed spinach leaves (make sure to really pack them in the cup)

1 cup freshly washed kale

1 cup fresh or frozen mango cubes

1 scoop vanilla protein powder (you’ll want to aim to get around 20-25g of protein to cut the sugars from the fruit)

½ of a banana (I like to use half to cut some of the sugar but feel free to use the whole thing)

¾ cup coconut almond milk (you’ll want the almond combo to get the nutty aftertaste)

1 splash of orange juice (reduced sugar or reduced calorie)

½ cup – 1 cup ice (to your liking)

*BOOM*

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Winning Combo: Fatigue Jackets & White Jean...

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We honestly think this is the weather that we are built to exist in. Sunny days like these in New York make us wonder how the hell we ever survived the grey days of Winter in this city. One staple that’s heavy in the rotation these days is the trusty fatigue jacket (based on vintage styles worn in the military). You can never have too many of these (Preston has three…one vintage, one new, one beat to hell). We love this bad boy paired back to a crisp pair of white jeans and a classic indigo striped woven. This look will take you from a casual business meeting to a boozy brunch while keeping you perfectly layered and your look on-point. If you follow Preston on Instagram, you obviously are aware of the velvet slipper obsession. If brave enough, try a cool slipper with this look and if not, a desert chukka boot or throwback sneaker will do the trick.

AEO FATIGUE JACKET / TOMMY HILFIGER STRIPED SHIRT / H&M WHITE JEANS / RALPH LAUREN SLIPPER / RAY BAN AVIATOR

The Bandana You Can Actually Wear

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This past weekend, we packed up and took our new Jack Spade threads to the lakes of Maine. Early Spring must-haves for a New England weekend include anything and everything Nautical. (Think navy cotton sweaters, crisp selvedge denim, your favorite army jacket, sturdy canvas totes and shades of blue upon shades of blue). We are obsessed with the bandana print shirt that PK chose to wear while shooting out on the water on Saturday…(consider this kick-ass shirt your chic chance to get into the bandana trend without looking like a tool from a Coachella Instagram)

JACK SPADE BANDANA PRINT SHIRT / JACK SPADE SLIM SELVEDGE DENIM / EASTLAND 1955 CAMP MOC BOOT /JACK SPADE DIPPED CANVAS BAG /  ROLEX MILGAUS WATCH /RAY BAN AVIATOR SUNGLASS

When Your Denim Shirt Meets Your Denim Jacket

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One of the key pieces to have on hand for this glorious streak of 60-something days is a trusty denim jacket. This year, we’re saying go for something a bit brighter (and you already have at least one blue version in your closet). This light grey denim jacket by Topman at Nordstrom is perfect for layering over a classic denim shirt and paired back to your favorite slim chinos. Go for a throwback sneaker to keep things modern and updated.

TOPMAN X NORDSTROM DENIM JACKET / TOPMAN SHORT SLEEVE DENIM SHIRT/ BONOBOS CHINO /RAY BAN MIRRORED SUNGLASS /  ROLEX SUBMARINER WATCH / VINTAGE BANDANA

A Favorite Polo Shirt Gets A Mini Makeover

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It’s polo shirt weather, boys. Now that we’re in the clear with the rain and chilly temps here in Manhattan, we’re amping up our Spring shopping, snagging the staples first. We love these new ‘white croc’ Lacoste slim polos from Nordstrom. To make your spring polo shirt look less preppy, we say opt for a dark pair of slim jeans and a throwback sneaker for an updated retro look. (If you couldn’t tell, we’re digging the slight amount of stretch in just about everything we’re buying this Spring…these polos have juuuust the right amount).

LACOSTE ‘WHITE CROC’ SLIM POLO / NAKED & FAMOUS SKINNY JEAN / ADIDAS ORIGINALS SUPERSTAR /RAY BAN AVIATORS /  ROLEX SUBMARINER WATCH