It just so happens this young man is a J.Crew employee, so his whole outfit was assembled using the brand’s signature disheveled preppy look. We at The Emerald Closet are a big fan of J.Crew. So much in fact, that some of us used to be employed there. Naturally, we were drawn to his easy, laid back style that was pumped up with eye-catching accessories, i.e. the news boy hat and suede loafers. We really appreciated his layering choices, wearing not 1,2, or 3, but 4 layers on top. And of course we always love a light chambray shirt with dark wash jeans.
In addition, we learned an inside tip from a pro. He is wearing J.Crew’s 484 denim, the slimmest jeans they make. However, he suggests getting them tailored even more to, “make a true slim fit.”
As you can probably tell, we could not stop photographing this couple. They had such unique accessories complementing their outfits that we had to document as much of it as possible. Through small talk we discovered that the woman is an importer for her business Kupu Kupu, which is Balinese for “butterfly.” Her rings hold stories of their own: they are both from an Afghani dealer in Thailand. Besides her unique jewelry we absolutely fell in love with her shoes. They make a statement, yet they are practical with a lower wedge heel. And where to begin with the man in the amazing seersucker suit! He could be plopped right into an extravagant party from The Great Gatsby and fit in perfectly. We just absolutely could not get enough!
This Barneys New York employee has serious boho chic style. The peasant-like dress that cinches effortlessly at the waist offers soft structure to a usually shapeless cut. Plus, her shoes gave a wonderful statement piece to an otherwise all-black ensemble.
Sandals: Michael Kors, purchased at Barneys New York
Hobo Handbag: Jas MB, purchased at Barneys New York
This street performer embodies bluegrass from his music to his clothes. His look is polished with eclectic accessories. The feather in his hat and green emerald ring really stood out, giving his outfit subtle points of interest.
When we saw Veteran Preston roaming Pike Place Market, we were instantly brought back to the years spent watching Mary Poppins and singing, “super-cali-fraji-listic-expi-ala-doscious.” The light, pastel colors and straw hat bring together a polished summer look. His whole ensemble is from the 70’s when he worked at Paramount Studios, making the outfit truly vintage. However, if you want to recreate some of his look, we highly recommend checking out The Village Hat Shop. It has some great, vintage-inspired straw hats that are a must-have for this summer.