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JFK on a boat, Classic, Tailored, Current

(Because this is a sample from an actual client, the items may no longer be available for purchase.)

To no one's surprise, I went a little overboard. What could I do? You are so inspiring! And, finding the right pieces for you that include pieces made for women and those made for men offered up additional obstacles. However, that's not stopping this train. Trust me.

The overall goal is to illustrate a comprehensive view of your updated look. I found myself torn between focusing on warm weather pieces that provide maximum bang for your buck immediately and fall options that will work well for the long term. I've opted to a mix of both rather than a total summer or fall look. One more thing, this Boys and Menswear Sizing Chart from DapperQ is incredibly helpful. Enough talk. Let's get to it!

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When JFK on a beach and Darren Ellis collide, they become a super hip individual who rocks this bracelet. I'm dying! Unfortunately, it's out of stock. But, not to worry. I spoke with the owner of Hammer + Awl and she will let us know when it arrives (it's on back order). You can also feel free to reach out directly. Regardless, it's yours!

Miens silver tone anchor leather wrap bracelet. Hammer + Awl. $65.

Miens silver tone anchor leather wrap bracelet. Hammer + Awl. $65.

Next up, I'm a big fan of embracing traditional menswear accessories. This pocket square is bold, nautical, classic and still current. Feel free to put it in your pocket for that special moment when you impress a crowd of allergy sufferers. Love it with virtually everything on this list. 

The Mariner Pocket Square. Hammer + Awl. $26.

The Mariner Pocket Square. Hammer + Awl. $26.

This is where things get both exciting and tricky. All the research shows that Brooks Brothers is the very best place for a woman to get a man's suit. They'll make one to order or tailor one off the rack. With that in mind, I'm opting to show you what I'm thinking from Brooks Brothers and you might want to consider just buying the menswear suit pieces there. I vote for navy. Perhaps something simple like this vest or plaid. Go for matching the vest and pants for the ultimate look and to maximize each piece separately. I love you in a vest with a tie. You can add a blazer over top in the colder months, if you'd like. Pair this with blue, white or grey jeans (or pants), black dress pants and more. 

Navy Linen Herringbone Vest. Brooks Brothers. Was: $198 Now: $138. 

Navy Linen Herringbone Vest. Brooks Brothers. Was: $198 Now: $138. 

Yes! This outfit is really coming together. While you prefer your shirts to be looser than a traditional woman's dress shirt, you also don't want them as boxy as a man's shirt. The solution: a looser fit shirt for women or a slim fit shirt for men. Men's shirts have more masculine (and more interesting) patterns, to be sure. This piece from Banana is non-iron which will come in handy with your busy lifestyle. Love it under the vest above. You can mix and match this guy all over the place pairing it with jeans, shorts or trousers. And it brings that nautical  power-player vibe to the room. 

Men's Tailored Slim Fit Non Iron Blue Micro Gingham Shirt. Banana Republic. $79.50.

Men's Tailored Slim Fit Non Iron Blue Micro Gingham Shirt. Banana Republic. $79.50.

So, the J Crew Outlet is awesome, by the way. This tie is fun and flattering. Try it with the shirt above or any of the other dress shirts on this list. 

Factory Linen Tie. Available in multiple colors/ prints. J Crew Outlet. Was: $42 Now: $24. 

Factory Linen Tie. Available in multiple colors/ prints. J Crew Outlet. Was: $42 Now: $24. 

Of course, you need the white jeans to seal the deal. These boyfriend jeans work well for your figure and will quickly become a go-to for summer. Roll them up at the ankles and rock them with sneakers, wing tips or boat shoes. Try them with the vest, shirt, tie and shoes for work or dress them down for weekends and going out. 

7 For All Mankind Relaxed Skinny Jeans. Nordstrom. $168.

7 For All Mankind Relaxed Skinny Jeans. Nordstrom. $168.

These are exciting. I know you are a fan of swapping out the laces on your oxfords, so if that's a deal breaker these won't work. However, they are made in Italy with very high quality leather and they happen to have two pair left at re-souL (in Ballard) in your size:) If you'd like to try them on, just let re-souL know. She's set them aside for you, just in case. I like the effortlessness of these and am confident they'll fit right into your existing and new wardrobe. 

MOMA Laceless Oxford. re-souL. Was: $398 Now: $279. 

MOMA Laceless Oxford. re-souL. Was: $398 Now: $279. 

Right!?! This beauty is the watch of dreams for you. The perfect balance of masculine and feminine, this beauty hasn't even arrived at Hammer + Awl yet. You'll be the first to see it. It coordinates with everything and is not overly flashy. Done. 

Miansai M24 White on Leather Strap. Will be available at Hammer + Awl. $215.

Miansai M24 White on Leather Strap. Will be available at Hammer + Awl. $215.

The eternal quest for the right grandpa sweater. Elbow patches, shawl collar, good quality, great colors. It isn't easy. Because of the time of year, these are on close out, so I wanted to ensure you saw them before they were gone. After all, buying these in the fall will be at a much higher cost. I'd love to see you in more cardigans. Try them with collared shirts and ties to elevate the look. Toss them on over graphic tees when you are with the kids. A little bit Nordic, a little bit nautical and just right for you. 

Apolis Cardigan Sweater with Elbow Patches. Nordstrom Rack. Was: $324 Now: $129. 

Apolis Cardigan Sweater with Elbow Patches. Nordstrom Rack. Was: $324 Now: $129. 

Barbour Claude Shawl Lambswool Cardi. Nordstrom Rack. Was: $299 Now: $149. 

Barbour Claude Shawl Lambswool Cardi. Nordstrom Rack. Was: $299 Now: $149. 

Apolis Genuine Suede Leather Elbow Patch Cardigan. Nordstrom Rack. Was: $324 Now: $129. 

Apolis Genuine Suede Leather Elbow Patch Cardigan. Nordstrom Rack. Was: $324 Now: $129. 

There's no need to purchase all the ties on the list. I'm offering up options and go with what appeals to you. Clearly, there's gingham in your future. Try this piece with the grandpa sweaters above and a white or chambray button up. It also works well with the navy suit options and is great with white, grey or blue jeans and of course, black, grey or chocolate trousers. 

The Hill Side Cotton/ Linen Gingham tie. Hammer + Awl. $85.

The Hill Side Cotton/ Linen Gingham tie. Hammer + Awl. $85.

The Perfect Shirt works really well for you, so let's jump on that. And your struggle to keep your sleeves rolled up is solved by opting for a 3/4 length sleeve shirt. Check!

Three Quarter Length Sleeve The Perfect Shirt. J Crew. $64. 

Three Quarter Length Sleeve The Perfect Shirt. J Crew. $64. 

These men's trousers from Brooks Brothers match the vest at the top of the list. I LOVE the idea of you in a vest with matching trousers, then adding a tie and oxfords. So great. Brooks Brothers can tailor and we can also check about adding peek-a-boo lining. Perhaps a floral print if you opt to roll the dress pants. He couldn't do that, but you certainly can. 

Fitzgerald Fit Plain Front Herringbone Linen Dress Trousers. Brooks Brothers. Was: $148 Now: $88. 

Fitzgerald Fit Plain Front Herringbone Linen Dress Trousers. Brooks Brothers. Was: $148 Now: $88. 

This reminded me of you. Surprising details, elbow patches, mock turtleneck and a nautical vibe. Yes, please. Surprisingly, this is a boy's sweater. But, if the DapperQ folks are right, the XL should fit. Again, we're at Brooks Brothers, so only good things will come. Try this with shorts, any colored jeans or dress it up with trousers. This sweater would also look stellar with a collared shirt and tie underneath and you are welcome to throw a blazer over top, if you wish. 

Boys Aqua Supima Cotton Half Zip Sweater. Brooks Brothers. Was: $89 Now: $53. Order XL. 

Boys Aqua Supima Cotton Half Zip Sweater. Brooks Brothers. Was: $89 Now: $53. Order XL. 

And you thought I was just mentioning grey jeans.... Functional, current, flattering and you've had success with Gap jeans in the past. Right now, it's all about a pair of grey jeans and a pair of white jeans. have them both and you simply can't go wrong. 

1969 Authentic Boyfriend Selvedge Jeans. The Gap. Was: $89 Now: $62. 

1969 Authentic Boyfriend Selvedge Jeans. The Gap. Was: $89 Now: $62. 

When JFK takes the kids on the boat with him, he wears Natives. 

Native shoes are simply the best. Made in Canada they are all rubber and can be tossed right into the washing machine. So easy. They also come in kids sizes. Equally important, if you have a high instep, go for a larger size. Nordstrom carries the brand, but only the style that resembles Converse. Alternatively, you could go for more traditional boat shoes. I selected these because they are more functional with the kids as they allow you to wander through the water without a care in the world. 

Native Shoes Howard. Available in multiple color combinations. Native Shoes. $50.

Native Shoes Howard. Available in multiple color combinations. Native Shoes. $50.

Penguin! Best brand ever. Hip, high quality and affordable. You can often pick it up at the Rack. This polo has the details you love in a color that is especially flattering and functional. 

Original Penguin Earl Updated Heritage Slim Fit Polo. Available in multiple colors. Nordstrom Rack. Was: $59 Now: $29. 

Original Penguin Earl Updated Heritage Slim Fit Polo. Available in multiple colors. Nordstrom Rack. Was: $59 Now: $29. 

Really into these shorts. The length is great and the color pairs effortlessly with everything on the list. 

Men's Garment Dyed 11 inch Lightweight Cotton Blend Bermuda Short. Available in multiple colors. Brooks Brothers. Was: $85 Now: $34.

Men's Garment Dyed 11 inch Lightweight Cotton Blend Bermuda Short. Available in multiple colors. Brooks Brothers. Was: $85 Now: $34.

This is a love it or hate it item. With your love of moto inspired pieces as well as zippers and extra details, this Vince sweater is the feminine and still very edgy version. Because we are heading into warmer weather, I also like that this works for you right now and into the colder months whereas a leather jacket would likely be on hold for the next few months. I also am into the idea of you layering this over more masculine shirts or rocking this with oxfords. It's a definitely a reach, but I couldn't keep myself from including it. Plus the fact that it is available at the Rack right now is truly shocking. 

Vince Sweater Scuba Jacket. Nordstrom Rack. Was: $465 Now: $219. 

Vince Sweater Scuba Jacket. Nordstrom Rack. Was: $465 Now: $219. 

A bolder, more exciting print this pairs effortlessly with all the pieces on this list. From shorts to trousers or jeans, feel free to add a tie into the mix or not. Your call. 

RIght?! My original plan was simply to replace your black v neck sweater. That's still a solid plan, of course and an easily be done at Banana. However, when I saw this baby, I could immediately picture you layering it over a collared shirt and tie then adding a blazer. Alternatively, it works well with a colored tee and shorts. The options are endless and it brings an interesting and masculine print into the mix. Layer it over the shirt above when you are feeling adventurous. 

Men's Marled Crew Pullover. Banana Republic. $89.50.

Men's Marled Crew Pullover. Banana Republic. $89.50.

The Martin fit works well for you and again, I'm going with navy. In the event that you choose to hold off on a menswear suit, these are incredibly useful and sophisticated. If you opt for both, choose a suit that has a print of some sort. Naturally, these work with a wide array of pieces. I also like them as part of the developing ensemble that includes the previous two items, as well as these. Add a tie if you'd like. 

Martin Fit Navy Lightweight Wool Straight Leg. Banana Republic. Was: $ 98 Now: $80. 

Martin Fit Navy Lightweight Wool Straight Leg. Banana Republic. Was: $ 98 Now: $80. 

It's the little things that make all the difference. Depending on your profession you may get a lot of use out of a business card holder or virtually none. The supreme networker that you are deserves this. And, I expect you'll have it for years to come. 

The Hill Side Cotton Herringbon Grey Tweed Card Case. Hammer + Awl. $110. 

The Hill Side Cotton Herringbon Grey Tweed Card Case. Hammer + Awl. $110. 

It wouldn't be right to skip the bow tie. I'm a huge fan of JTF- Jesse Taylor Ferguson's Collection that donates $20 of your $25 purchase to Tie the Knot to help ensure marriage equality across the country:)

JTF The Zuma. Available in multiple colors and prints. The Tie Bar. $25.

JTF The Zuma. Available in multiple colors and prints. The Tie Bar. $25.

As I mentioned earlier, Brooks Brothers suits and shirts are all the rage for women who prefer menswear. You like that men's shirts have longer sleeves and as a fan of oxford shirts, this is just right on all accounts. 

Men's No Iron Slim Fit Light Blue Short Sleeved Shirt. Brooks Brothers. $82 each or 3 for $229. 

Men's No Iron Slim Fit Light Blue Short Sleeved Shirt. Brooks Brothers. $82 each or 3 for $229. 

Yes, you have a chambray suit jacket. Choose to upgrade to this or stick with what you have. Either way this layering piece pulls so many outfits together. 

Women's Navy Blue Stellita Fit Two Button Linen Blend Jacket. Brooks Brothers. Was: $398 Now: $238. 

Women's Navy Blue Stellita Fit Two Button Linen Blend Jacket. Brooks Brothers. Was: $398 Now: $238. 

Pocket squares! I like to give you options. So fun!

Cotton Pocket Square. Available in multiple colors and prints. J Crew. $39.50.

Cotton Pocket Square. Available in multiple colors and prints. J Crew. $39.50.

J Crew Outlet Gingham Pocket Square. Available in other colors/ prints. J Crew Outlet. Was: $24.50 Now: $14.50. 

J Crew Outlet Gingham Pocket Square. Available in other colors/ prints. J Crew Outlet. Was: $24.50 Now: $14.50. 

This falls into the current category. The aqua can be maximized when pairing with blue shirts and this clearly works well with the color palette we're working with. It's nice to have a more casual tie that you may even choose to wear with your collar slightly open, because you are cool like that. Also, this is a great match with grey, black or navy trousers. 

English Silk Tweed Tie. Adriatic Sea. J Crew. Was: $69 Now: $64. Additional sale code: SHOPSALE

English Silk Tweed Tie. Adriatic Sea. J Crew. Was: $69 Now: $64. Additional sale code: SHOPSALE

Right now you are rocking blazers on a pretty consistent basis. JFK is a man who also knows how to pull off a great cardigan. I like the idea of keeping your look menswear inspired by finding just the right cardigans to achieve that. This one is ideal with the tie above. See where I'm going with this? You can always layer a blazer over the cardigan (gasp!) for a more relaxed version of a three piece suit. Suddenly you are all Ivy League all the time. Believe it.

Men's 7Cotton Cashmere Cardigan Sweater. Available in multiple colors. J Crew. Was: $74 Now: $69 with code: SHOPSALE

Men's 7Cotton Cashmere Cardigan Sweater. Available in multiple colors. J Crew. Was: $74 Now: $69 with code: SHOPSALE

This is the other big risk item. I have a strong suspicion this color won't speak to you, but it really speaks to me. So, I'm leaving it:) This alternative to the traditional blue chambray shirt is nearly as functional and it draws attention to your upper half, balancing out your frame. Try this with any of the pants on the list. It's great with shorts, as well. Use it as an overshirt or layer it under one of the grandpa cardigans or the cardigan above. It's a hip and effortless look for the weekends with the kids. Love it with shorts and grey or white jeans. 

Soft Wash Linen Cotton Shirt. Banana Republic. Was: $79 Now: $65. 

Soft Wash Linen Cotton Shirt. Banana Republic. Was: $79 Now: $65. 

Yes, your list is longer than normal and part of that is my inability to keep myself from showing you some risky moves. The traditional boat neck long sleeved tee. Welcome to Cape Cod. Try it with the yellow shorts or pair it with jeans and your boat shoes. Add a cardigan for colder weather. Do not fear. It's also flattering for your figure. 

Saint James Unisex Meridien II Nautical Tee. Available in multiple color combinations. J Crew. $85.

Saint James Unisex Meridien II Nautical Tee. Available in multiple color combinations. J Crew. $85.

Super useful, very put-together this classic pair of shorts will last for years to come. 

Factory 11 inch Patterned Lightweight Rivington Short. J Crew Outlet. Was: $59 Now: $29. 

Factory 11 inch Patterned Lightweight Rivington Short. J Crew Outlet. Was: $59 Now: $29. 

I know you love a good polo and details are important. This one is a hip version of that look that can be worn solo or layered. Specifically, layer a cardigan over top or opt for one of your graphic tees instead revealing just the collar and part of the sleeve. 

Plaid shorts. I kept thinking about your request and your comment and came up with these. A more subtle plaid, they have a traditional and still modern vibe. They'd be great with your graphic tees. 

Men's 10.5 inch Club Short in Checkered Linen. J Crew. $75.

Men's 10.5 inch Club Short in Checkered Linen. J Crew. $75.

Last but certainly not least, it's all about the oxfords. This time of year is challenging to find this style of shoe. Never fear. I reached out re-souL and these are the shoes they have coming in for fall. These colors are not representative of the styles they ordered, but you can see what styles will soon be available. Naturally, they'll reach out to you when they arrive, if you'd like. Very exciting sneak peak just for you:)

Coming this fall to re-souL. Colors may vary. 

Coming this fall to re-souL. Colors may vary. 

And there you have it- the most fun ever. Ever. Ever. I can't wait to see what you choose and hear your thoughts. I can see you taking over the world in these pieces and am looking forward to seeing that in action. 

 

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