Breton Stripes & Shredded Jeans

After weeks of sunshine today is muggy and overcast, yesterday’s sunshine replaced by cloudy skies. I woke to rainstorms and I thought it was Wednesday — indicative of the mid-week slump I’ve been feeling. After having a friend in town for a week followed up by a glorious weekend at the beach totally disconnected from everything, I came back to the city and went right back to work. But as I click-clack away at my keyboard, I can’t help but crave a little more time at the beach, and maybe a cooler breeze.

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I grew up in New England and while preppy reigns supreme there, I never took the bait. Instead I went for the more European version of breton stripes —  they’re classic and you can never go wrong with them. They’re effortless, and they always remind me of both the streetstyle in Paris and the beaches throughout Europe.

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While I might be in the middle of Midtown right now, I love the idea of pairing these with a pair of shredded jeans and pretending I’m somewhere along the coast. In the city I went with a pair of chunky boots to help keep things balanced, but on the beaches I’d go with a pair of sandals or boat shoes. When the temperatures drop along the coast a night, this is something you’d find me wearing.

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The sunglasses are from Paris, and are my favorite because of their unique cobalt color and the retro-modern circular shape. Always in a pair of sunglasses, my accessories are always the brightest and most wild part of my style. Why not live it up a little bit?

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Photos courtesy Kristin Booker

 

Jeff Smith

Jeff started in photography and short format video, and he's been at the forefront of the web tv movement. He’s worked on haute couture shoots in Paris, shot street style in Milan, and is currently developing a steady roster of beauty, fashion, and digital clients in NYC.