All-American Classics


Photography: Oksana Berman

Wearing: Sweater- Vince, Jeans- Levi’s, Boots- Frye, Coat- White House, Black Market, Bag- Zac Posen

Sometimes you just can’t beat a classic, All-American look. And with quality, timeless pieces, the whole outfit is just easy, elegant, for lack of a better word, a classic.

Mom and I had a really great day shopping in Friendship Heights yesterday, a place with many high end shops like Saks, Neimans, and Bloomingdales. I love walking through dreamy designer handbags, swoon worthy shoes, and trying new fragrances (like the Chanel collection- 1932 is so good, so unique!). We stumbled upon a BCBGMaxaria store that was closing and selling everything for up to 80%. I picked up these gorgeous red sandals (got so lucky with this sale!) that I’m so excited to style!

I bought these Levi’s on a total whim, I just loved the way they looked on the model. They were on major sale at Spring, and I was really into the more relaxed fit and casual vibe. They’re not as loose as expected (but it is time to shed some of those winter pounds), but still very cool. I can pair them for a more day time feel, as I did with this creamy cashmere sweater and leather Frye boots, but I also plan on styling them for night- maybe even with the new heels (stay tuned for night time styling ideas)! Levi’s jeans are great quality, and I’m linking some more relaxed fit pairs here and here.

Cashmere sweaters are just a dream, and this one is a good fit, and one of the most versatile pieces I own. The quality is impeccable, and it literally matches with everything. I’m looking to add some more colors and am totally loving this option and this one with gorgeous sleeve detail.

I topped off the outfit with a classic black coat with military button detailing. I love a basic with unique details, especially on outerwear. You have to wear it almost everyday for almost 3 seasons in Washington D.C., so you have to make sure it looks good, but that it’s also not boring. And the military style is a great way to strike a balance between the two. I totally have a crush on this one and this is such a great affordable option.

The formula is simple. A good pair of jeans (trendy like the ones I have on add a pinch of personality), a quality sweater (there’s something about white/cream that just screams All-American- I’ll substitute for a white tee in the summer), and a pair of sturdy leather boots. And of course my adorable puppy!

Mom and I are having the best time hanging out, and I today we’re headed to the cherry blossoms. Can’t wait for those pictures!

Happy Friday!