Well, the one thing that people constantly look at is the weather, fashion from a utilitarian perspective is forever tied to the whims of the gods (climate), so this blog has unapologetically become a commentary on the weather…and what we wear to brave the weather in the streets, while looking good, and most importantly feeling good. Last week was hot, this week it’s cold. Now I’ve been in NYC my whole life and I know how to expect this, yet we still have to be responsive to the ebbs and flows…in this case of Blue&Cream, that’s literally the speed at which I drive coats in from our Hamptons flagship to fill our city stores – millennium falcon style – the speed of light/weather.
So here we are, November 2023. For women’s looks the Big Picture for Fall Fashion 2023 is jeans are baggy, straight-leg, loose, and even could be defined as “huge” leg openings, if your jeans are dragging on the cement, you know you are in style. Meantime, layering tops are still tight, and cropped, the more fitted the better. Throw out your cashmere duster. This is not 2008- cashmere is best worn boxy, cropped, oversized, yummy. It’s not 2020 but cozy and comfy is definitely a modern state of mind – Free City is the softest, Mother Denim is the snarkiest with fun graphics and embroidered details, and Aviator Nation is on sale– big time. What about this post-covid reality? Women living in the city are going out and are going to special events, for Fall 2023 we have the chicest event wear new from ALC, the eponymous label of Andrea Lieberman, Hollywood stylist who just knows how to dress a woman. And finding a sale Zimmermann dress is always worth the scrolling in our Zimmermann Sale collection. There is so much fast fashion out there, trends are fleeting, but good event dress fashion is timeless.
Women’s Nike, can’t say more, pilots so on point this season; new Airmax 1, the winning Vomero, Dunks in perfect pantones and fabulous fabrications. Making the guys jealous for sure….bringing me to guys fashion.
Men’s Fashion for Fall 2023… We touched on this last week, but it’s pretty clear just as Jerry Lorenzo is leaning to the Armani Hollywood look of the late 80s with well-tailored styling at Fear of God, Blue&Cream takes fashion cues from Italy’s timeless approach to fit+fabrics, quiet luxury is who we are. The Blue&Crean brand is about how we’re pairing layers of Blue&Cream Tees in Slub, Smooth, and Luxe fabrics with The Reade sweater made out of 95% cotton with just a touch of 5% Cashmere- I call it “cotton cash $” it’s also fabricated as a pullover Reade hoody and a zip Hoody for an elevated look. This layer falls nicely under our wide range of Mad Fleece trucker jackets and Pique Trucker jackets alongside Italian brands Boglio and Aspesi. We don’t stop there, we have the widest selection of Jacob Cohen denim for the enthusiasts and Newbies alike. Albeit the entry price point is not easy to palette and that’s what the Blue&Cream Everyday Pant is for. Get the look for Less has never been more acceptable for a luxurious statement.