Throwovers and Popped Collars

Sometimes all it takes is a comfy sweater and a little sunshine on your back and things just feel better. I was in the garden by my house just the other day and the light was incredible — it filtered through the trees in such a way it looked like cgi, but sometimes the magic of nature is all it takes.

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I’ve had this sweater since about 5th or 6th grade. It was actually a hand-me-down from my brother, if I remember correctly. It’s a little oversized but I’m ok with that, as it’s one of the most comfortable, and warmest, sweaters I own. My favorite detail is the fleece lining on the inside of the neck, so there’s no itchy wool driving you nuts throughout the day. Where’s this beauty from? American Eagle. Surprise! The store really nails it with their knits and jeans, so don’t be afraid to wander in.

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The glasses were sent to me by Arnette, and I’ve fallen in love with them. They’re a minified wayfarer style that’s still classic, but a little bit more modern, due to the streamlined proportions.

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The boots are H by Hudson and are some of my favorite finds ever. I’ve always liked suede boots — they look organic and lived in and are both casual and dressed up, so you really can never go wrong with them. I had this idea of some leather straps on boots and didn’t really know what I was looking for until I came across these. It’s a subtle detail that makes them stand out, and I’m all for it.

Photos courtesy Kristin Booker for Giafrese

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.