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.
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.