I’ve been sticking to my no-shopping regimen pretty well lately, but find it tough to pass up a pair of jeans that fit exactly right, and these, from the brand 6397 (which just opened a store in Nolita, at 199 Mulberry Street) are just that. They’re cropped the precisely right amount to show off your ankle boots (of course, that will vary for you depending on your height, but I’m 5’6″ and that’s where they hit on me). I also really dig the perfect grey wash (it’s a bit darker in real life than it is here), slouchy boyfriend silhouette, and higher-than-I’m-used-to-but-still-not-too-high waist.
The stores are being flooded with springtime merch, which has put me in mind of warmer weather, and I’m seriously considering adding these cute espadrille sandals to my shopping cart. I think the leather and rope is such a cool combination, and they’d just be a good pair for kicking around in once sandal season hits.
One question I didn’t get to answer during the week of requests was who I think makes the best inexpensive linen tee. I like this one from Everlane, and am thinking of stocking up on a couple. At $35, it isn’t exactly dirt cheap, but isn’t bad either given the relative priciness of the category (if you’re committed to not spending that much, here’s a version by what I’m pretty sure is one of those Amazon in-house lines that goes for $18). If you’ve never worn a linen tee before, be advised that they’re usually a bit more (and occasionally a lot more) sheer than their all-cotton counterparts. I like that, but perhaps you would not.
Now that Universal Standard has extended its size range to go all the way down to 6, I’ve been perusing their site with renewed vigor. I think this cropped pleated trouser looks awfully snappy, and way versatile.
This navy sweater jacket feels like a good transitional item, and has a satisfyingly French vibe.
I love the pants I own from Nili Lotan, but the waist is too low to feel entirely current at the moment, and I hate caring about that, but I do find myself thinking a great deal about the upward migration of waistlines these days. I am trying to make peace with it. So I find myself intrigued by her Montauk pant, which has a chic-looking higher waist and the same menswear-ish-but-feminine cut I’ve come to adore from Lotan. Here’s a cheaper iteration, if you’re interested.
I feel duty-bound to always point out good caftans to the GOACA community when I discover them, and this purple specimen by Emerson Fry is especially appealing, even if I think it’s silly that they styled it with jeans.