Now all I need is the sugar (coming soon). Who knew that my dad’s style years ago with — what I thought at the time were — embarrassing and ill-fitting looks would now be my go-to style? Go dad. So let’s talk about actually achieving the look (and it doesn’t start with buying things a couple sizes big). A big spring trend that’s typically associated with fall is the colored suede jacket: it’s a fantastic seasonal transition fabric, the colored factor makes things look lighter for spring, and it’s a complimentary texture to a lot of other textures (denim, cotton, leather, etc.). I’m wearing a fitted zip Harrington faux style here from River Island that I paired with a stripe shirt and tank. The way I styled the shirt is the one “youthful” element that the entire look needed. I enjoy exaggerated elements and shirting untucked that falls below the line of my coats and blazers anyway — that’s just me. Had I tucked everything in, all I would have needed is a stroller and Dunkin’ Donuts coffee at 8:15AM. That can wait. Next, the jeans. They’re still semi-tapered (here’s a similar pair), which helps achieve that carrot fit to accentuate the shoe. That brings me to my final point: socks or no socks? It doesn’t really matter; it’s more weather-permitting. I just felt the look needed a monochromatic foot styling element, something I’ve adopted from sock-shoe trend of late that will take armies for me to get over.
In partnership with River Island.
Photography: Carly Tumen