Seasons are changing and it seems likes just yesterday it was warm and sunny. How is it almost November? I like finding pieces that are versions of the everyday staples — here a grey sweatshirt, a pair of moccasins — but done in slightly different ways. It’s about the details, and by paying attention to nuances or seeking out special materials you can get a much more high end look, without spending  a fortune. It’s just about tweaking the way you approach it.


This sweatshirt is a favorite of mine. A bit of an 80s throwback, it has a boxy, somewhat cropped silhouette that is both comfortable and  versatile. Pair it with dark jeans and a pair of boots and you could wear it at the office, or pair it with moccasins and it’s a great weekend look. The key here is really just paying attention to proportions, and going for something out of the ordinary. The slight crop gives it a more designer look and feel, but at the end of the day, it’s still just a sweatshirt — easy on the eyes AND bank account.



These are my $9 moccasins, which I picked up on sale from Urban Outfitters a few years ago. I added an insole to them so they’re way more suitable to walking around the city, and I’m pretty sure I haven’t seen anyone else with them, which makes these blue suede shoes all the more special.


Photos courtesy Kristin Booker for Giafrese

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