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Tunes We’re Jamming To This Week
Now that it’s SUNNY we are ALL HAPPY MUSIC ALL THE TIME! And there’s no happier song that Royksopp’s “Happy Up Here.”
It is basically June, and we’re all about sundresses, FATHER’S DAY FASHION (if it wasn’t a thing we just made it a thing) and more. Here’s what’s happening in the fashion world of D.C. and beyond.
First off – the big news THIS MORNING is Rihanna’s new line of sunglasses for Dior.
2/10 would never wear. Unless I decided to become an astronaut, as lifting off into space with Rihanna x Dior’s sunglasses is the ONLY TIME it is appropriate to wear them.
Target x Kenzo
Coming your way November 3rd. You should probably start lining up now/ hire one of those line stander people, just don’t be mad when they refuse to get out of line for you. It MIGHT be that good.
As someone who bought her Father’s Day card MONTHS before my mother’s day (more due to to the fact that a store I was in was randomly selling Father’s Day cards in November), I have kind of been eagerly anticipating June 19th (Larry! Get ready!). Anyways we wanted to take this opportunity to give YOU a leg up on any and all Father’s Day gifting (and not just buy your dad another tie).
Where to Shop: Shinola and/or Filson
Lucky you! These two are mere paces from each other on 14th street… okay like a block or two but whatever, it’s exercise. Personally I hate my Dad’s gym bag (it is from some event from ages ago and is so ugly) so a Filson Travel Bag ($295) would be kind of ideal.
Filson: 534 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
Shinola: 1631 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
And now for a word on looking your best this Father’s Day (and impressing your pops) from our current Men’s Fashion Expert– James Majewski of Hugh and Crye.
Outdoing that Dad Flow
This Father’s Day celebrate the man who first dressed you, by dressing for the occasion. Here are a few tips to make you feel your best, so you can spend less time worrying about what to wear, and more quality time with your pops.
On Father’s Day my dad and I always hop in the car. He throws on some classic rock – Journey when I’m lucky – and we head out to one of our favorite restaurants just south of Richmond. It’s a BBQ spot we’ve gone to for years, where we can grab a beer, hang out, and catch up, because we don’t get to see each other as often as we would like.
Now, when it comes to our attire for the day, we probably couldn’t be more different. I have no idea how this happened but after my dad turned 50 he became a khaki shorts, Hawaiian shirts, and flip flops kind of guy. So, sometimes it’s best not to take style tips from your old man. Father’s Day is a day to keep yourself classy. And, don’t worry, you can look good and be comfortable at the same time.
It’s summer, and it’s hot; there’s no denying it. So I recommend sticking with a nice lightweight pair of chinos. They’re more dressed up than jeans, but not as stuffy as slacks. Then, throw on a pair of loafers with no-show socks or more casual Sabahs. Now onto the most important part: a well-fitting shirt. For this look I would recommend a lighter weight Silo Oxford Cloth Button Down. You can dress it up or down, but for this occasion I’d leave it untucked, and roll up the sleeves. You could also top it with an unlined Seneca blazer for a slightly more refined look. Complete the outfit with a few accessories that add an extra touch of style, for example glasses from Warby Parker and or a watch from Shinola.
Voila! As it turns out, your dad might actually learn a few things from you.”
Boutique of the Week: Violet Boutique
Okay, you caught me. We’ve actually featured Violet Boutique as our boutique of the week before. HOWEVER! They are now in a new, bigger, more GEORGETOWN-IER (it’s a word (no it’s not)), location so I felt an intense need to feature them again. Especially because this new location is substantially closer to the BYT offices than AdMo. Thanks guys!
3289 M Street NW
And that’s it for this week! Stay stylish D.C.!