NYFW – Steven Alan

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I never would have thought being married to a woman with a menswear inspired styling sensibility would influence my own wardrobe choices.  I am a self-proclaimed uber femme chick, but knowing Dina has changed that – which you should know I’m 100% cool with.  Style is an evolving process – based on personal growth, experiences and people that inspire us.  My wife has helped facilitate all three of these objectives!  One brand she introduced was Steven Alan.  Her closet over-flowing with their classic reverse seam button down shirts and me “borrowing from the boys” and re-working them to suit my tastes.  She wears with khaki chinos and oxfords and me with a pair of high waisted bell buttons and statement necklace.  It would be an interesting demonstration to see a side by side of her and I in the same shirt – a proven visual of dramatically different interpretations!   We both share appreciation for similar items, yet our styling and expression is unique.  Our soul style is personal and individual.  For the past few years Steven Alan has grown, opening up larger boutiques and expanding on its existing designer base with heavyweights like Acne and Isabel Marant!  Its expansion has reeled me in with a wider and elevated selection of merchandise (it includes home goods too!).  What was once a teeny tiny store downtown which I visited with Dina to scoop up the latest heritage shirt, has since become a go-to brand for me.  I peeped the designers own Spring 2014 collection from New York fashion week to see what was cooking for next year and although the button downs still show up, they continue to evolve in silhouettes, fabrications and styling.   A few looks I’m coveting….

Check out this post by Marlien Rentemeester from Le Catch for her take on button downs from New York fashion week!  Have a great weekend!  xx jenny

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camouflage portraitCamouflage is trending for fall as demonstrated in fashion week earlier this year.  From jackets to pants to accessories, the market is infiltrated.  Three pieces have already found there way into my closet including this mega steal I scooped up from Old Navy which Marlien Rentmeester of Le Catch recommended.  I left these behind during a try-on sesh at Bloomingdales and my portfolio has lived in this bag for years which I snagged from an authentic army/navy shop – an easy and cheap way to work the military trend without spending a lot of money.  This season camo will be treated like a neutral, mixed with unexpected prints such as plaid which adds freshness and a new dimension to an oldie but goodie.  How will you work it?  A few looks to get your juices flowin’…

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