THE BASICS... WITH A FLAIR

It's always good to keep your closet stocked with the basics. Having the basics allows you to add a little statement piece here and there (aka my floral A-line skirt). If you feel bored with your current assortment, you can invest in updated versions of your staples (i.e. these lace-up flats). Now go have fun with your closet!

Photos by: Joshua Fortuna

HER: Skirt: Movida (similar here) | Tank: J.Crew | Jacket: Mural | Shoes: Topshop | Sunglasses: RayBan

MY ADIDAS

Not since high school have I owned a pair of pure white Adidas sneakers. Back then, I wore shell toes, but ever since my college roommate Kyle introduced me to Stan Smiths back in our dorm days, I had always wanted a pair. Now, I don't know why I never pulled the trigger because at around $75, it's almost a no-brainer. But as they say, "better late than never", right?? I look forward to wearing these with everything from suits to shorts all summer long (and beyond-- you know how long this Texas heat lingers).

Jacket: Suitsupply (really digging this one) | Shirt: Brooks Brothers Black Fleece | Pants: J.Crew | Shoes: Adidas | Sunglasses: RayBan | Watch: Daniel Wellington | Handkerchief: Madewell

B+W

I wanted my outfit to be trendy, comfortable, and easy, so what better way than in a black & white oversized dress and monk-straps? It was even one of those days that I let my hair air dry.  With my ensemble being so effortless, it made me feel more productive with my honey-do list. Now let's see what's next for me to check off!

Dress: Madewell (also love this one!) | Shoes: Zara (just like these) | Sunglasses: Tom Ford | Watch: Michael Kors (similar here) | Earrings: Nordstrom | Necklaces: SimpleStamp & Forever 21 | Lip: YSL

"WITH LIKE COLORS"

Not that I would ever throw this jacket in the wash with this shirt and jeans, but I sure will throw them all together as an outfit. I gathered these three pieces, all similar in shade/tone, knowing there'd be a lack of contrast (even down to these light brown suede loafers). However, I felt these light shades of color would be appropriate for the season. Another benefit to this combo is that even though I'm wearing a double-breasted jacket, the look just screams 'casual' thanks to the light wash of these jeans that I would probably never wear at night.

Jacket: Suitsupply (also dig this one) | Shirt: Hugo Boss (similar here) | Jeans: Levi's | Shoes: Wall + Water (similar here) | Watch: Lucien Piccard (also love this one) | Sunglasses: RayBan

INSERT THEME SONG HERE

Today was a day of roaming the streets of downtown Dallas for inspiration and letting my mind wander. This also leads to...well, before I mention a guilty pleasure of mine, let's take a poll :) Please raise your hand if you've ever played your 'theme' song in your head as your walk down the street. Needless to say, I most definitely have! *high five* Take the time today to indulge in something that makes you feel like you're on top of the world!

P.S. my song choice: David Bowie's "Fame".

Shirt: ASOS | Jeans: Madewell | Clutch: Charming Charlie (similar here) | Shoes: Charles David (also love these) | Watch: Michele | Rings: Forever 21 | Sunglasses: RayBan

HOLY CANALI

Not to make this post all about one brand or anything, but I'm really feeling the way these two Canali pieces came together in this outfit. The collar roll on this classic button-down shirt feels old-world Italian and pairs perfectly with the double-breasted jacket that feels the same. I'm also really into bengal striped shirts this summer and will likely carry that into F/W. 

Jacket: Canali (also dig this one) | Shirt: Canali (similar here) | Pants: Banana Republic | Shoes: Alden (just like these) | Handkerchief: The Tie Bar (similar) | Sunglasses: RayBan | Watch: Daniel Wellington

GREY + SUNNY SKIES

I spent today not only learning from the men, but also, soaking up some vitamin D. I was able to do so easily in this comfy little number. From cool sneakers to high heels, my new dress has a high probability of a repeat because it is so versatile and easy to wear. Now, let me get back to GQ's 'Most Stylish Men Alive' article :)

Dress: Silence + Noise | Shoes: Adidas | Sunglasses: RayBan | Watch: Daniel Wellington | Bracelets: Madewell | Bag: Cuyana (just like this one)

THOSE WE MEET

We recently had the privilege of working with Ben Larzabal and Joel Smith as a part of their ongoing video series, Those We Meet, in which they sit down and listen to the stories of folks they've met along the way. When they initially approached us, we wondered: why us? What makes us worthy of their time, talent, and resources? However, once the lights and cameras turned on, the duo had a way of making everything we said and did feel important. Their questions extracted thoughts and feelings from us that we had never expressed when talking about HIS+HER. For that alone, we are grateful-- but the fact that they were able to produce such a beautiful video means the world to us. Check it out below!

MATCHY-MATCHY

Though I'm normally not an advocate of this move, I recently bought these pants and realized they match (almost) perfectly a jacket I've had for years. I've been without a khaki suit for too long, so this might have to serve as a lazy substitute for the time being.

What I love about this new-found look is that you can pair it with just about anything to dress it up or down. I opted for a spread-collar shirt and knit tie with suede loafers today, but I could've just as easily thrown on a t-shirt and white sneakers with it.

Jacket: J.Crew | Pants: H&M (similar here) | Shirt: Suitsupply (just like this one) | Tie: The Tie Bar (also love this one) | Tie Clip: The Tie Bar | Shoes: Zara (also love these) | Pocket Square: The Tie Bar (just like this one) | Watch: Omega (vintage)