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….
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