slip ons spring looks 2020
A new year with new looks to transition. A--fresh--feel has always made spring looks my favorite mood. A reboot, a looks pallet cleanse, a spring cleaning if you will. Take your pick. And in my mind the best way to represent this is a buoyed take on nautical. A classic fresh. If you haven't been following be sure to checkout fall looks if your looking for cooler weather ideas. This post will be updated with new looks throughout the 2020 spring season. Updates will come through our newsletter or instagram.
Again, use the trick reviewed for fall to gather this look. You surely have some blue, khaki and gray items in your closet and possibly some stripes and light blue. Use what you have and just source some light blue pairings: socks, suspenders, belt, tie, handkerchief, undershirt etc...and mix it up. Make your own nautical fresh looks with your slip ons. The styling here is intended to pay homage to a retro nautical take. As always, to respectably bridge classic feels with street and dress looks. As opposed to an always refined take.
So first we took a spring classic, a khaki mid trench and denim look, and gave it some subtle tweaks. For the mid trench we used a great trick, we used a fitted lab coat. Its half the cost of any mid trench coat you'll find and lighter weight. We styled with rolled sleeves to give more contrast and expose the white long sleeve dry fit under shirt. Again a staple you'll continue to find in our looks posts both long and short sleeve. The 100% polyester dry fit tee's just feel great and add a little more classy styling than a cotton tee. Next we paired with retro denim in a regular fit and chopped them for the hem. And finally the touch of light blue with the exposed dress sock. Casually Coasting.
Next look we went relaxed with timeless gray sweats. You can roll-peg for further exposure of the khaki dress sock. Keeping it still relaxed but cleaned-up we paired with a light blue dry fit tee layered over a short sleeve striped collar. Easy Breezy. And lastly for our sharpened look we went monochromatic with gray slacks and paired with a lighter gray dress shirt. Then accented the look with the pop of a light blue belt and navy dress socks. Freshly Mannered.
For our second set we applied the same approach but with slight edits. For our first look we lightened things up for those lucky enough to see warm weather in spring. We took the khakis from fall and chopped the legs for shorts. Paired with a classic light blue sweatshirt and navy dress socks. Casually Coasting. Next we again went relaxed with darker gray sweats. Again you can roll-peg for further exposure of the light blue dress socks. Keeping it still relaxed but clean we grabbed the navy hoodie zip from fall and chopped the arms. Then paired over a classic gingham plaid collar. A short sleeve converted from a long. Easy Breezy. And lastly for our sharpened look we went spring fresh with navy slacks and paired with a lighter gray polo. Then accented the look with the pop of a light blue belt and khaki dress socks. Freshly Mannered.
The last planned set for spring is my favorite. The three essential looks that, in my mind, define a retro nautical spring. First we did another light shorts look for those with the weather to enjoy it. For the shorts we took light gray sweatpants and chopped for the retro feel. Then will simply paired with classic nautical layers. A navy stripe tee with an easy light blue button. To further the careless style we also added a washed denim cap and some khaki socks. Easy Breezy. Next we grabbed another pair of, classic original fit, light wash denim and high rolled for spring styling. Adding a braided belt for a retro touch. Then to further the retro feel we chopped the arms on a light gray sweatshirt. Finishing the look with navy socks to contrast with the light denim and bring the nautical feel. Casually Coasting. For the last look, and my single favorite, is by no means ground breaking. But just by adding a light blue leather belt with khaki slacks and a navy polo you sport the ideal retro nautical dress look. Freshly Mannered.
For our forth and final set for spring we just mixed it up. As always our looks are intended to showcase our slip ons but to also support the idea of ethically extending the use of your closet. Enjoy your Spring!
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