|Forever 21 hat, striped scarf, Liberty denim vest, GAP button-up shirt, Gap Jeans, black flats|
Christina Bryza on The Highline in New York, NY
Yes it's been awhile. Mostly due to the terrible weather, me changing jobs and a myriad of other excuses. I've been incredibly busy and haven't had the time to take pictures of my daily ensembles.
Enter Christina Bryza, a good friend of mine from college. This spunky and fun woman is going to be publishing a children's book for adults and needed some author photos. I happily obliged, but in exchange I put her in an outfit of my choice and forced her to frolic on the Highline during a busy Saturday afternoon.
She had recently purchased two staple items from the Gap earlier that week: the blue jeans and a white, linen button up shirt. With a staple outfit the execution is all in the details. I French-cuffed the jeans to add a more slender and playful line to the Saturday outing look. Then we borrowed her roommate's scarf to add a bit of color around her face. I will say though, I think the scarf looks a little Rabbi-friendly, but that kind of Hasidic chic is getting popular since the hipsters and Hasidic Jews are neighbors in Williamsburg.
Actually I have a big theory on why they're so many more big-rimmed hats in the fall/winter collections this year, including Rag & Bone due to this neighborhood situation. But no one is really interested in my fashion conspiracy theories.
Maybe it's just because people look good in hats.
Regardless, I thought it was a fun and casual outfit. The hat plus vest combination was necessary to push the outfit through to "purposeful-Annie-Hall" inspiration. Otherwise with just either the vest or the hat it was pretty lackluster. Besides, it's always more fun to add some spice to a white button-up and blue jeans.
The hat actually took the most convincing for Christina to wear. But i think it worked well, and is functionally helpful on a sunny yet cool spring day in April. I hope she sports this look more often.
And for the finale....
Maybe this won't make it to her book jacket, but maybe at least to a reading or two?