Monday, April 21, 2014

jetset style :: kimonos (via trip styler)

a nouveau boho movement is sweeping the planet faster than you can say flower crown. less coachella and more style staple, the kimono is the perfect packable piece for anytime, anywhere travel. 

i wear my kimonos at the beach as a cover-up, with an all-black ensemble of skinny jeans and tank top, over denim cut-offs paired with a wide-brimmed hat {see our favourites here}, or even at the office belted over a slim maxi dress. 

whether you're into cheap and cheerful, fringed and flowing, short and simple, or long and loud, there's a kimono for you at a price you can handle. 

men: feeling left out? look for a shirt with a kimono print this spring. 

trip styler tip: board shops are a great place to begin looking for inexpensive printed kimonos for the beach.

where to buy: #1 / #2 / #3 / #4
where to buy: #1 / #2 / #3 / #4

where to buy: #1 / #2 / #3 / #4

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

suit up :: 17 tips for stylish travel (via trip styler)

j.crew has joined forces with filmmaker/cool guy casey niestat to promote its newest suit, the ludlow traveler, in a three-minute video called travel with style. the fast-paced film documents niestat and the suit as they globetrot 12,000 miles via airplane, skateboard, motorcycle, boat, snowboard and surfboard. all of this while maintaining the suit's wrinkle-free appearance and while offering 17 tips for traveling in style.

this film is right up our ... aisle.

like all of us at trip styler, frequent flier neistat believes that we should look our best when we fly. "air travel is stressful and uncomfortable," he told fast company. "a lot of folks think 'why not be comfy? i'm going to wear sweats and uggs,' and those people aren't wrong, they just don't hold dignity above comfort. i do."

here are a handful of our favourite tips from the film:
  • rest {it's the key to healthy travel} 
  • change {transition to a more comfortable outfit in flight, and freshen up before landing} 
  • start early {don't waste an opportunity; you're only in a moment once} 
  • make friends {talk to locals and immerse yourself in their culture} 
  • wear a suit {look your best; you never know when you'll be invited to a soirée} 
we don't have to dress to the nines when we fly, but there's wisdom in the words of niestat. dress for the occasion. hold dignity above comfort. bring skis.

*if you haven't seen his other globetrotting projects, check out casey's films for nike, mercedes and 20th century fox. they'll make you want to take off without a plan.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

jetset style :: spring fashion (via trip styler)


in nature, a sure sign of spring is an instagram feed jammed with cherry blossoms {#notcomplaining}. in fashion, spring trends don't stray too far from the blooms. think of this season's floral trend as a form of urban camouflage amidst the blossoms. spring also gives you permission to trade in black for white and boots for classic slip-ons {aka the fastest shoe for clearing airport security!}. to top off your spring look, grab a pair of mirrored sunglasses, which i've seen popping up everywhere from the streets of stockholm to the beaches of the north shore. these four key styles will have you looking fresh this season, whether your plans include jetting off to jakarta, road tripping around reykjavik or pub crawling through portland. 

men: acne studios roc satin trouser, nudie jeans fairtrade organic t-shirt
women: gap 1969 legging skimmer jeans, acne studios patti blouse 

men {left side}: illesteva leonard round frame sunglasses, oakley frogskins
women {right side}: acne studios sunglasses, wildfox classic fox deluxe sunglasses

women: creatures of comfort tomlin dress, zara floral sweatshirt
men: engineered garments pocket square, beams plus linen popover

women {left side}: sam edelman becker slip-on, givenchy skate shoes
men {right side}: vans brushed twill slip-on 59, ymc slip-on plimsoles

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