It’s been a really big spring for Nike, specifically for their famed Air Max (aside from their internal shuffle of executives ). We saw relaunches of the 97’s with the hugely hyped Sean Wortherspoon design, the brand new release of the 270’s in February, and rerelease of both the 98’s and 1 Premiums. The Air Max has been a staple of the Nike line up since 1987 and continues to be a favorite among sneakerheads and collectors alike.
I, for one, am especially excited for the Air Max 1 Premium Retro releases this month. With the leather, suede, and mesh construction the Dark, Green and Red Curry colorways se are the perfect update to this favorite. The Dark Curry was released on May 10, but the Green and Red are available tomorrow morning, May 12 at 9am CDT.
If you aren’t able to cop anything from the “Curry Pack” before it sells out, or aren’t feeling the retro vibes, there are plenty of classic colorways available now at Nike.com.
J. Crew has long been the go-to retailer for everyday menswear. They truly popularized the slim fit suit at an accessible price with their Ludlow, while still keeping the classic offerings of good denim, knits and shirting. Although they have been going through some changes internally, like the head of menswear Frank Muytjens leaving this past April, their ease and wearability continues. In a move that made shopping a little easier for everyone, Nordstrom started carrying J. Crew last year, but kept their menswear offerings pretty minimal and primarily just suiting. Well, all that changed this spring as Nordstrom begin to offer a wider selection of menswear from J. Crew. So now is easiest and perfect to snag all your spring staples.
For someone who lives in Texas, and rarely needs much outerwear, I have always had an affinity for a good jacket. Even though intense heat takes over the majority of our year, I am always on the lookout for a great layering jacket. This lightweight utility jacket truly is a piece to be worn now and often as it is the perfect weight in a cool shade of blue. I like that it is a little bit of a swerve from the classic green, but still offers that transitional feel of a great field jacket.
Also not to be missed is this striped tee. Perfect for this time of year, it does not get more classic that a perfect striped tee and with a such a great fit, this one will pair with pretty much everything else you own. I love the nod to nautical style but without feeling like I have to be near water to be wearing it. You can find this striped tee and a few others here.
So we have officially made it through the first week of spring, and I, for one, am here for it. After a few months of wearing a ton of layers and a coat, it is nice to keep things a little lighter. This jacket has been the perfect weight and color for the cooler mornings, but also easy to lose later in the day as it starts to warm up. Paired with a easy chino and printed short sleeve shirt, it makes for the perfect spring ready get-up.
Speaking of printed shirts, it is now open season on the short sleeve button down extravaganza. For the longest time, the short sleeve button down felt way too much like Dwight Schrute or a dad from the 80’s, but I would say that in the past 4 years or so, this casual spring update has become a closet staple from March through September. You can find prints as bold as you are comfortable wearing (I feel like I’m playing it pretty safe here in this one from Ted Baker) and bring a little bit of the beach vacation vibe to your 9-5.
I have taken a bit of a hiatus through the winter on the blog to settled into parenthood. Now that she is a little older and we have a better idea of what a day in the life is like, I’m hopeful to start posting more content throughout this spring. Thanks for sticking around 😉
This is the time of year that the term “Holiday Dressing” is pretty buzzy. With all of the holiday parties and events right now, unlike any other time in the year, you have a reason to go all the way and dress to the nines. In fact, I am waiting for a party invite so I have a good excuse to wear this velvet blazer, but I would also suggest that holiday dressing can have a cozier more comfortable side. There is truly nothing better than having a couple of days off work with nowhere to go and having the perfect lounging outfit. That, my friends, feels like a holiday and is exactly where this cardigan comes in.
This chunky knit cardigan from the Nordstrom Men’s Shop is under $100 and really the perfect layer for this time of year. It works great with this merino henley and jeans to be out and about, but really shines as the perfect cozy layer to add over easy sweats and a tee during the holiday downtime. I am far from being a themed pajama person, so having easy pieces to throw on and still look pulled together are my off-duty must haves.
So if you are like me and appreciate the dressing down side of the holidays just as much as dressing up, then do yourself a favor and upgrade your cozy holiday wear. I have picked out a few of my favorites below to help you enjoy the downtime of the holidays, and doing so without all the kitsch.