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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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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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Statement Sweaters – How To Style Them

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Statement Sweaters – How To Style Them

Thanksgiving has come and gone which means the holiday season is in full swing. Another sign it’s time to get festive? Gap whipped out the crazy stripe statement sweaters! (Seriously, who remembers these from high school?) Anyway, as just about everything from the 90’s is back in style, I figured I would grab one as quick as possible. The key to making a statement sweater work in your everyday style is to pair is back to staples like slim jeans, chelsea boots and a classic pea coat. Instead of layering over a button down shirt, I say throw your statement sweater over your favorite crewneck tee shirt to keep things looking effortless and cool. x – Preston

(STYLE TIP: Remove the standard plastic buttons that come with your peacoat and have them replaced. I grabbed these vintage inspired buttons from a flea market in NYC and had my local dry cleaner sew them on…easy upgrades make all the difference. I linked a killer set of vintage inspired buttons below!)

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You Need Now: Nautical Stripes

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Nautical Stripes, for Spring…groundbreaking. In all seriousness, the reason these bad boys keep showing up year after year is because you need to get yourself one. We’re talking about sweaters with nautical stripes. Consider this one of the most versatile pieces to have in your Spring/Summer wardrobe. Layer over a denim shirt and pair with navy chinos for an early Spring look, and when warmer weather rolls around, lose the denim shirt and swap the chinos for an above the knee chino short.

TOMMY HILFIGER SWEATER / H&M DENIM SHIRT / GAP SKINNY CHINOS / VANS SLIP ONS / RAY BAN AVIATORS

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Spring Sweaters To Wear Right Now

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We’re almost there. It’s almost Spring and we’re in the mood to shop. While we no doubt have some chilly days ahead, we’ve rounded up some of the best Spring sweaters perfect for layering and wearing right now. Thank us later.

What To Wear Now: End Of January

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It’s an awkward time of year. There are no holiday parties to dress festively for, temperatures are way too cold to wear half of the shit filling store shelves, we’re kind of grumpy. To make shopping and deciding what to wear a bit easier for the next month or so, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite and affordable pieces. Click on the hotspot next to each item to browse & shop…enjoy, fellas.





Winter Sweater Update: Classic Shoulder Patches

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As temped as you are to load up on all of sale sweaters we’re seeing stacked in the stores, you have to reign it in. We need another fair isle sweater like we need hole in the head. When picking up some new pieces, January is a tricky month. Be sure to:

1) Get pieces that are seasonably appropriate. Although Spring/Summer 16 is already on shelves in our favorite haunts, this isn’t a time to be stupid (or really fucking cold). Grab pieces you can wear now, and then transition into spring seamlessly (like the J.Crew cotton sweater Preston is wearing above which will be great with shorts on a crisp Spring evening).

1.5) Layer.

2) Chill out with the “cozy winter” patterns… you’re going to want to burn them in about 3o days. We always think of January as a palette cleanser for the the wardrobe and opt for classics and solids.

J.CREW MILITARY PATCH SWEATER / J.CREW SLIM JEAN / J.CREW OXFORD SHIRT / GREATS BRAND ROYALE SNEAKER / RAY BAN SUNGLASS

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Statement Sweaters For Christmas

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We’re suckers for a good sweater, and even more of a sucker for one airing on the side of festive. It’s tough to find a cool statement sweater without looking like we’re trying to enter Beiber territory…until now. We landed a few cool statement sweaters from Gap and love them paired back to preppy staples like slim denim, navy blazers, and broken-in plaid shirting.

J.CREW LUDLOW BLAZER/ J.CREW SECRET WASH SHIRT /GAP CABIN FEVER SWEATER/H&M SLIM DENIM /RALPH LAUREN WINGTIP SHOE

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Be Holiday Party Ready: Plaid Pants For The Win

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We’re not quite sure how we got here, but we’ve almost reached the middle of December. If you’re anything like us, the invites have started to trickle in. The company party you may or may not be dreading, the fun gift-exchange with friends, the family parties, the whole 9 yards. We love to keep the party going south of the waist with slim plaid pants (and velvet slipper, clearly) and keep things classic north of the waist.

J.CREW JUDLOW BLAZER /H&M DENIM SHIRT /H&M WOOL BLEND SWEATER /BROOKS BROTHERS PLAID PANT / RALPH LAUREN VELVET SLIPPER

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Festive Sweaters Just In Time For Thanksgiving

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If you’re like us over at The Preston Report, you’ve got a pretty gravy week ahead of you (oh look, PUNS!). You’ll put in a few days at the office, bang out some last minute projects, and begin the journey for turkey. Heading home for the thanksgiving holiday means keeping it classic and leaving the leather & black-on-black vibes back in the city. Make mom happy (and impress those high school friends you’re BOUND to run into at the local coffee shop in your hometown) by opting for festive fair isle & nordic sweaters, slim chinos, and a classic canvas sneaker. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite holiday sweaters after the jump.

TOPMAN NORDIC SWEATER /H&M DENIM SHIRT /GAP SKINNY CHINO/TRETORN CANVAS SNEAKER 

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