Posts Tagged ‘WINTER’

Winter Staples: The Sperry Duck Book

Prepping For A Wintry Mix With Prep Staples

The Duck Boots I’m Loving

With the Holidays behind us, it’s time to get back to our regularly scheduled Winter programming. As much as I love my red plaids, tartans, and buffalo check prints; I like to keep things Wintery but not too Christmas heavy when styling my wardrobe after New Years. In general, my Winter style is all about taking prep classics and adding a little twist to them. Classic houndstooth prints mixed with rugged Native-American prints, slim denim with the cuffs rolled, a classic beanie, and of course – a classic Duck boot and chunky pair of socks. These bad boys from Sperry are my new go-to’s. Trust me, being an East coast kid with preppy roots, I’ve literally owned every pair of Duck boots out there – and I have to say these by far the most comfortable. Gone are the days of clunking around in boots that feel like cinderblocks, no more socks slipping down past my heels, etc…you know the struggles of an old-school Duck Boot. These babies from Sperry not only eliminate all of those pesky boot problem of years gone by, but they are waterproof with a great tread to keep me ready for city slipperiness all day long. Consider these your new south-of-the-ankle Winter staple when looking for a great boot that will give you endless styling opportunities and tons of comfort – finally, prep for all!

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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

The Colorblocked Cardigan: Your Layering Friend

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The colder (and snowier) it gets, the more creative we have to be when it comes to layering. We’re big fans of avoiding puffy, down filled jackets and opting for smart layering tricks instead. Grab a thick denim shirt, layer with a chunky, vintage inspired cardigan (the shawl collar helps keep your neck warm when buttoned fully) and pair with your favorite wool topcoat for a layered look thats slim and really damn warm. A classic Red Wing boot will keep you moving when things get slushy (and will look bad-ass with the rest of your look).

BANANA REPUBLIC SHAWL COLLAR CARDIGAN / J.CREW DENIM SHIRT / BANANA REPUBLIC SLIM CHINO/ RED WING BOOT / RAY BAN SUNGLASS

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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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