We may be in the thick of winter, but springtime thoughts are hard to suppress with collection after collection of resort wear popping up at our favorite retailers (ahem, Steven Alan). Thankfully, we've stumbled upon this fresh, city-slick outfit that can be easily translated for chillier temps (yep, even in January), care of a few clever styling tricks.
Honing in on the brand's classic, American roots, Steven Alan presents us with the traditional, beige trench — an every-girl staple — sans sleeves! And, since this waistcoat has all the sartorial elements of the original, it's a style that even the not-so-fashion-forward can don without straying far from their comfort zones. To translate the resort '14 look for a wear-right-now ensemble, swap the cropped, lightweight knit for a chunkier, long-sleeved sweater that'll add warmth and texture. Then, pair with navy kicks, a colorful satchel, and crisp, white, tailored trousers for a weekend-errand uniform (or an unexpected, casual-Friday getup) that's a bit more original than your zip-up puffer vest. That's something we can all appreciate.
Photo: Courtesy of Steven Alan.
Steven Alan Inga Sleeveless Trench, $375, available at Steven Alan; Zara Fine Checked Knitted Sweater, $19.99, similar style available at Zara; J.Crew Cropped Stretch-Cotton Moto-Style Pants, $130, available at Net-A-Porter; Cambridge Satchel Company Harris Tweed Satchel, $235, available at Cambridge Satchel Company; No Name Plato Sneaker, $120, available at Barneys New York; Selima Optique Amanda, $385, available at Selima Optique.