Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Guest Model: Summer Basics

I love it that when my friend Jess graciously did a little solo 34th Street modeling for me, she picked out the very same vest I've had my eye on at H&M. I even used it for a Foot Locker shoot a while back.

Long, beige blouse, also H&M, $24.90, and military vest, $29.90.

Jess just got a new job and needed some basic, office-appropriate summer clothes. So she dropped by H&M & Forever 21 and picked up these:

Another vest ($24.90, H&M), and long light blue blouse ($12.50,F21).

Black linen trousers, 30% off of $34.90 (H&M).

Gray skirt, $19.90, and brown linen trousers, 30% off $34.90.
I'm wanting to pair up those cute black booties with the skirt.

When you're first making that office transition, keep it simple and cover your basics. The linen pants are light and airy for summer; ditto for the blouses. I also really like Jess' use of the vest in lieu of a traditional jacket. She's keeping it professional but without the hotter bulk of a jacket. A great start to her summer wardrobe, and those prices keep a newly employed girl within her budget.

Congrats to Jess on her new job, and thanks for helping me out, Jess!

Update: Jess got those booties at Aerosoles on sale for around $39.99. They also come in red and grey. And our 34th Street Aerosoles is on the same block as H&M Herald Square, just across the street toward 5th.

H&M Herald Square, 34th @ 6th Avenue
Forever 21, 50 W. 34th between 5th & 6th
Aerosoles, 36 W. 34th between 5th & 6th


Cammila said...

I really do love a pair of menswear inspired trousers. Very nice!

WendyB said...

Vests are definitely the hot thing this season!

the Preppy Princess said...

That vest looks outstanding on her Miss Fashion, Wendy is right, they really are the hot thing this season!

Sending a smile,

yiqin; said...

I think that skirt fits really well!

Anonymous said...

I've been stocking up on vests myself! That military model is fantastic.

La Belette Rouge said...

I might have to give H&M another try. I went in one for the first time and five minutes in and I felt like I had ADHD. Sooooo much stuff in such a small place.

Dream Sequins said...

I'm so in love with the vests featured here! I'd love to find a good embellish one to wear. Great look.