Posts Tagged ‘STYLE’

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

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

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

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!

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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Grooming Update: May 2016

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We’ll admit it, we have a bit of a problem when it comes to grooming products. We can’t get enough (let’s say it comes with the territory).Call us hoarders, it’s cool. Each month we try to update the drawer and try out products that we’ve never used before which leads us to our latest haul of grooming goodies. Our picks for may range from a killer fake tan to a miracle volumizing spray for your combover. Checkout the latest must-haves, after the jump:

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1: LAYRITE GROOMING SPRAY: Use it for a dry style that wonʼt leave your hair feeling overly stiff or crispy. Layrite Grooming Spray is a light grooming spray, used in the barber shops to create a bit volume and prep the hair during the drying process for a good dose of our famous pomade. Take one home and use it – youʼll look and feel better.

2. 24K SALLY HERSHBERGER TEXTURIZING PASTE: This velvety paste is perfect for a laid-back weekend look or for something a bit more casual. Don’t expect a slick, shiny do with this product…this is for a relaxed, off-duty style. It doesn’t offer much hold but the finish is killer. We absolutely love the smell and texture.

3. MITCH CONSTRUCTION PASTE: Flexible, webby texture forms and separates—great for messy, undone styles. Long-lasting styling fixatives secure the style, while conditioning ingredients leave hair soft and manageable. Crunch-free finish with no flaking.

4.BONDI SANDS SELF-TANNING FOAM: This shit is amazing. Straight from down under, this is one of the best products we’ve tried. It is applied with a mitt (we suggest the mitt, don’t use your hands) and glides on smoothly and evenly. The smell is awesome (a bit like coconut, vanilla and a hint of chocolate even?) and it dries in seconds. As with all self-tanners, be sure to read the full instructions to avoid a self-tanning disaster.

5. MITCH DOUBLE HITTER SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER: This guy lathers like a champ. An awesome daily shampoo with a built-in conditioner, this has quickly become one of our favorite shampoos. The smell is fresh and not overly scented and the packaging is cool and easy. We seriously can’t rave enough about the lather, though. It’s genius.

Spring Home Updates

Screen Shot 2016-05-03 at 9.08.46 PMWith Spring weather comes Spring cleaning. With Spring cleaning comes the moment when you realize you’ve thrown out cheesy old plaid throw pillows, or when you realize the “art” you have hanging in your hallway is pretty lame, or when you realize you have no throw pillows at all. We know you’ve been updating your wardrobe for Spring, and now it’s time to focus on updating your pad. We’ve pulled together 3 trends for the crib as well as some affordable and easy picks from each. Enjoy and make sure to tag Preston on Instagram to show the stylish life updates you make to your place.

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Rose gold has become one of the hottest metals to welcome into your home. Adding a pop of this bad-ass metal into your place will instantly add a cool, minimalist feel to your space. Try combining your rose gold object with some crisp, clean marble for an ultra curated look. Be sure not to overdo it here…a little bit goes a long way.

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Consider the succulent to be the new Edison bulb. A few years back, these babies were only found in the coolest shops and lofts in Brooklyn, San Fran & LA and now (especially here in NYC) you can get your hand on one from just about anywhere. That being said, we’re totally down with this trend and love what adding a succulent does to our desk game. The best part? Little to no maintenance required. Boom.

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We touched on this while chatting about rose gold, but marble and marble colored goods are a home trend we’re really digging. Small hits of crisp marble and marble colored accessories add a fresh, clean layer to your pad for Spring.

The GQ Spring Style Report: Belvest Suiting

Screen Shot 2016-03-23 at 10.44.56 AMWe we’re excited to team up with GQ and storied Italian suiting company, Belvest for the GQ Spring 2016 Style Report. Preston took to the streets of NYC and the desert oasis of Palm Springs to style the looks, each in their own unique way – perfect for Spring / Summer 2016. Check out the looks, after the jump. For more information on Belvest, click here. To read the full GQ Spring Style Report, click here. 

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Sorry. We Dig Justin Bieber.

Justin Bieber scored his first GQ cover, making his debut on this years March issue, shot by Eric Ray Davidson. The Biebs took to the set and gave life to some of the top trends and colors of the season including polka dots, black & white, and bold color. In the spread, Justin divulges, “Everyone when they start growing up realizes, ‘Man, I did some dumb shit when I was younger.’ It’s not just me…If I could go back, I wouldn’t really change much. I think it’s all my journey. That stuff made me who I am.” We all know the shenanigans he’s referring to, but is Justin continues to clean up like in the photos below (and the knee-hugging pants and oversized tees stay in the closet) we promise not to give a shit what he does in his spare time. We’ve pulled some of our favorite looks from the spread and linked them to more affordable, wear now options. Enjoy, boys. Read the full story & see all of the images on GQ.com.

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Printed Chinos & Linen Tees



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Photo by George Evan / Instagram: @GeorgeEvanPhoto / Twitter: @TheGeorgeEvan

Temps are rising and so is our personal heat index during our evening commute. We’ve taken to linen blend tee shirts (trust us, they’ll be your new best friend, too) and lightweight printed chinos to brave the city heat while still looking on point. Keep the look tonal by sticking to a grounded navy vibe.

J.CREW LUDLOW BLAZER / DAVID BECKHAM X H&M LINEN BLEND TEE / SCOTCH & SODA PRINTED CHINO / GUCCI CANVAS LACEUP

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