I’m fortunate to live right across the street from one of the best restaurants in Baltimore – Woodberry Kitchen. They just won a James Beard award, so you know they’re legit. It’s all local, including the bar program, which means no citrus. My friend Dre, the head bartender (and soon to be full-time student), is very inventive, however, and he considers the lack of lemons and limes less of a handicap than a challenge. A couple weeks ago when the weather had just turned decidedly towards summer, Rob and I were on our way back to home base after a shoot when we saw that there was an outdoor happy hour going on. Needless to say, we stuck around for a bit.
A linen blazer should be a staple piece in your spring/summer wardrobe. The right fabric makes all the difference for warm weather style. I recommend choosing one in tan or light blue. Patch pockets and a soft shoulder keep it on the casual side of dressy.
White denim for the win! You know one of my favorite “styles” of dress is what I like to call sharp casual: blazer, button-up shirt, jeans, killer shoes. I consider white denim to be the spring/summer equivalent of your other staple pair of jeans: slim dark denim. Looks put together, shows confidence, and is sure to stand out in all the best ways.