Inspiration Blooms from the 80s

I’ve been on a bit of an 80s kick lately. I’m not quite sure, but I’m sure it has something to do with my recent desire to move to Miami Beach. Yes, I’ve been considering swapping out bagel sandwiches for beachside living, and I think my style has been responding accordingly.

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I’ve always loved the street style proclivity for athleticwear styled in a more upscale way, which explains this pairing of mesh t-shirt with dressy vintage trousers. With the recent heatwave that’s rolled into New York (oh hi, humidity), the pairing has been perfect. Breezy up top, and while my legs are covered, the lightness of the trousers means I’m not sweltering.

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You know me and my sunglasses — like Lucy and Ricky, they provide the spice to my otherwise classic style. These were $9 at H&M, proving you can have fun with inexpensive accessories to change things up.

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And to kick it all of I went with an espadrille from Tom’s. I’m all about the stripe, which brings a St. Tropez vibe to the look, and in the summer months these shoes are easy on, easy off, effortless style. I love the different textures, and a good pair of espadrilles is a great way to step outside of routine.

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Shirt from Asos / Glasses from H&M / Vintage Trousers / Toms Espadrilles

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.