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10 Best Dressed: Our Favorite Street Style Looks

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We were chatting to some new bloggers recently and it wasn’t until we were talking about all of our most memorable photos snapped on the street that we thought to do a round up of some of our favorite looks from over the last five years. So here are the best street style looks from around the world. Click the image to see more looks.

3 piece mens suit

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In Our (Family’s) Closet: Vintage Fashion Photo

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When our family visited a few weeks ago, they brought along some old photos for us to keep safe. When we were perusing through them, reminiscing of years past, we came across this photo of Adria’s sister/Travis’ wife’s communion in the early 80s.

We were always told our grandmother (on the right) was stylish, but it wasn’t until we saw this picture of her that we understood. She just has such an elegance to her. We loved her monochromatic look, a color palette you’d see a women in her 20s wearing now. Her outfit is very age appropriate, but has a youthfulness to it with the bow belt and flirty ruffle on the hem of the shirt.

What was even more shocking was that our mother didn’t look half bad! Adria owns a striped dress shirt with a ruffle down the front now. She also loves pencil skirts. Our mother has a look à la Ghostbusters, and we’re not hating it! Even our father has some swagger with his suit; always one to love bold patterns.

Do any of you look have fashion memories of your parents or relatives? Do you look up to any of their styles? We’d love to hear about it because we truly believe fashion is a reinterpretation of styles past, so we love to hear about other people’s memories.

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1 Madras Shirt, 3 Looks for Covet Fridays

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Last weekend we were helping a client overhaul his wardrobe. All was going well until we came upon the infamous gingham shirt.

As soon as he saw it, his eyes got wide and he insisted it was too fancy for his casual style. The next twenty minutes consisted of us convincing him it was versatile and showing him the outfits to prove it.

Lucky us, he became a believer and now is a happy owner of a beautiful gingham dress shirt.

It got us thinking, if he is having trouble with the seemingly tame gingham print, there must be other dress shirt patterns that raise even more cause for concern.

Enter, the madras shirt.

Madras is a lightweight cotton that typically takes the form of colorful plaid fabrics. Since these shirts can oftentimes be loud and reserved for summertime, we wanted to find a madras shirt that was versatile and could be worn into the fall.

Below, we present you with the perfect madras shirt to transition into the cooler weather. We also created three looks around the shirt, ranging from fancy to casual. Hopefully this helps you put your mind at ease and inspires you to purchase a madras shirt of your own.

madras shirt

one shirt, three looks style guide

The madras shirt – J.Crew Madras Plaid Shirt – $73

From Left to Right:

Look 1: Trousers – $445, Blazer – $450, Skinny Tie – $16, Wingtip Shoes – $198, Satchel – $52

Look 2: Blue Shorts – $200, Striped Sweater – $220, Socks – $16.50, Boots – $180

Look 3: Denim – $150, Fatigue Jacket – $180, Jack Purcell’s – $50

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A Stylist’s Street Style

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On Saturday, I had the pleasure of spending most of the afternoon with Bryan, a fellow personal shopper and stylist here in Seattle. We talked fashion and life, and I have to say every time I have the opportunity to get to know Bryan, the more awesome I realize he is! We had a fun little photo shoot to show off what he was wearing. Just love the oatmeal colored denim…

Bryan Carle Seattle

personal shopper Bryan Carle

mens oatmeal denim

street style of a stylist Seattle

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Seattle street style mens

You can check out Bryan’s website and services at http://www.bryancarle.com.

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London Shopping Guide: Our Favorite Markets & Neighborhoods

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One of the reasons I was excited to go to London again was for the shopping. As I’m sure you know from the showing at London Fashion Week, you can get just about every type of fashion in The Foggy City. From the Dover Street Market to Oxford Street, the options are endless.

However, I found that the best shopping tends to be at the markets and in the nooks and crannies of London’s eclectic neighborhoods. Here, I’ll outline my favorite markets, shops, and neighborhoods in hopes of helping you plan your next trip to London.

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