I’m so exciting to be teaming up with my friends over at Old Navy to show you guys some of their awesome summer trends. I have been shopping at Old Navy since I was eight years old and always remembering feeling so cool and fresh when I got to splurge during back to school season at Old Navy! Now as a pretend grown up I look to them for classic staples and tailored twists on current trends. For Old Navy‘s June collection Ivory Coast the designers took the traditional cool black-and-white story and gave it an updated twist. Drawing from global influences and hand crafted African designs, this monochromatic collection weaves in soft, natural textures and angular geometric prints! I wanted to keep the look clean and tailored while still being comfortable, lightweight and polished. Pairing the artisan inspired minimal stripe back to a classic white jean helps keep the Ivory Coast trend cohesive, while the belt pulls it in for a tailored finish. Notice the styling details that elevate the look from dressed to styled. The clean front tuck is refined while the cuffed bottom is casual and effortless. The juxtaposition in the styling creates the polished, effortless chic look were after.Check out more of my favorite pieces from the Ivory Coast collection.
I’m so excited to be teaming up with my friends over at Visionworks to show you guys some of their spring 2017 styles! I love Visonworks because they always have a well rounded inventory of options wether you’re looking for professional frames, something more casual, or my personal favorite a multipurpose from desk to dinner. Lets face it we all can appreciate a little convenience and simplicity. Today i’ll be walking you through four options found at your local Visionworks and tell you why I love them and what spring 2017 optical trend it represents as well as show you how I wear them day to day.
The first pair I’m loving are these by Penguin Original called The Sly. I have worn a lot of their clothing and optical’s in the past and I’m always impressed with the quality and attainable price points. This style is perfect for that desk to dinner reference I made because they have the casual wooden hard wear but a sophisticated and clean shape making them multi functional. Featuring hints of black and brown and mauve on the inside make these effortless to work into your spring wardrobe.
Gant is a classic staple brand more mens optical’s as their frames always look classic with modern and fresh elements. I typically don’t care for round frames as I have a wide have but I’m loving these on me. These Gant frames look chic and I love the warm and cool tones on the hard wear.
If you like structured frames you are going to love these by Alberto Romani. Ultra urban in a bold, glossy tortoise, these contemporary sunglasses feature an eye-catching angular shape and streamlined temples that sit comfortably on the face.
These optical’s by Diesel feature a mixed material frame that is truly unique. A rubberized effect on the metal frame front pairs with a camouflage pattern on the temples to make a style that will easily set them apart. If your looking for a multi seasonal option I love these for their feature of the 2017 color of the year of green and neutral shades. What are your favorite pair on me? Let me know on Instagram @ChristianCraven
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As of lately I’ve been really inspired by bohemian mens influences. I think as things are warming up down south I can’t help but to try and find ways to stay cool once our thermometers start to tap into the 100’s. I think embracing a chic, simplistic esthetic is my best bet this time around. In the mean time I fell in love with this faux suede fringe vest thats lightweight enough for spring. Paired back to a plain white tee, this is that whole simplistic chic feel I was mentioning. Finish it off with a detailed ascot and your ready to try out this updated bohemian inspired trend. I paired it back to jeans and Chelsea boots to keep it cohesive. What do you think? Let me know on Instagram @ChristianCraven