Brand I like: AYR


This New York-based company (the name stands for All Year Round) was started by three friends in 2014, and has grown a loyal following for their clean, updated, highly wearable classics. I like how versatile their pieces are, and the fact that they offer many of them in extended sizes. I also like the fact that they bring back popular shapes season after season, with different fabrics and prints, like their popular Por Favor top.

This elegant robe coat is a great shade of camel. If you’re the type of person who can get away with belting a coat, this would be a great candidate for that.

I usually don’t like when shirts have a pajama-ish look, but this one is an exception, I think because the pajama-ish details are nicely subtle.

Just a really good striped button-down in Irish linen.

And this Breton-striped number is a pretty perfect spring sweater: lightweight and so sportif.

Another thing I usually don’t like: tees with high necklines. But this one just strikes me as really chic in a tomboyish way.

AYR offers a lot of denim, and this pair of jeans has exactly the look I’ve been searching for lately: straight-legged and not overly distressed.

This may just be the most feminine shirtdress I’ve ever seen. I like how it isn’t quite sleeveless too.

An oversized denim jacket that’d be perfect for layering.

And finally: I want want want this super-cool utility jumpsuit with its excellently frayed hem.


So much good camo out there right now


Like the clog and the moto jacket, camo didn’t start out as a classic, but it has kind of evolved into one (which is sort of how anything becomes a classic in the first place, right?) But there seems to be a surplus of it right about now, for some reason, and that pleases me. I especially like how it looks with a little hit of bright color, like the yellow piping on this Nili Lotan jacket, which sadly exceeds the GOACA price limit, but was too good not to include.

And speaking of yellow, this jacket is pretty much aces, and loud in the best possible way.

These joggers look deeply comfortable, and stylishly slouchy.

White + Warren’s cashmere travel wrap is oversized and super-cozy, and I really like the barely-there print.

A cute button-down with an appealingly faded-out print.

I am thinking of going for this well-priced dress—I could see kicking around in it on summer weekends.

A snappy little utility jacket with a slightly cropped fit.

I live in these sweatpants—I have them in the black—and am so tempted by this version.

This looks like a Barbour jacket—very classic—but the print makes it modern.

I love a good linen tee—they just drape more nicely—and this is a really good one.

Such an adorable sports bra, and I dig the hits of pink.

The rainbow stripes on these leggings are such a fun touch.

Slip-on sneakers that just look easy and cool.

This silk-satin cami would look fantastic peeking out from under a sweater or blazer; you can also go for the matching track pants.

Just a good, roomy sweatshirt.

More Nili Lotan: these French military pants would be really perfect for spring.

I like that this shirt jacket has a nice, body-skimming cut.

And why not some camo Chuck Taylors? Note the ring at the heel, which may not be for everybody, but which I like.

Camo chinos would look great with a white button-down and bright belt.


It’s just about the rainy season, and you could do worse than this compact umbrella.

I’d layer this crewneck tee under a utility jumpsuit.


Anyone else in the mood to look at some animal prints?


As those of you who’ve been hanging out here a while know, I like a good animal print. And I like them best when they’re executed on clean, minimal shapes without too much flounce or fussiness, which was a challenge this season, because there is a lot of flounce and fussiness out there. But this pleated top, for starters, clears the bar.

I just think the wine hue is really pretty on this Nili Lotan sweater.

This silk shirt is like a rainbow explosion of happiness.

I like how simple and graphic the print on this sweatshirt is.

I think this blouse would look super-pretty peeking out from under a blazer.

A cute and well-priced big huggy sweater.

The tonal print on this sweatshirt is nicely subtle.

I’ve been seeing women wearing little scarves like this one with button-downs, knotted side out, and I think it’s a really good look and would like to give it a shot.

These snake embossed slip-on sneakers from Vince are so sharp-looking, and have a decent platform too.

The leopard print on this blouse is really rich-looking.

And I also adore the print on this Ganni skirt (which also comes as a dress).

I’m always happy to throw a little red and black into the mix.

I was on the fence about including these zebra-print sneakers as they are a bit much, but I feel like the right person could really make them work.

I personally want this dress very much for spring: such a fun but elegant shape.

And finally: how cute is this graphic tote?




Kim France

I was born in Houston, Texas in 1964 and have lived in New York City since 1988. I had a long career in magazines, working at Sassy, Elle, New York, and Spin, and in 2000, I founded Lucky magazine, which I edited for ten years.

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