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  Spring ≠ pastels. The weather shifts every second in April and you don't want to be caught in white denim when it starts drizzling. It was warm and cloudy today so I reached for Indigo... everything. I love layering and as it warms up that becomes harder and harder. This crepe cotton short sleeve sweater from Club Monaco is the perfect solution. It's thin enough to wear as an alternative to a t-shirt, but you can use it to layer over a shirt for a polished yet Spring approved look. These J-Crew indigo print shorts add a bit of color and pattern to brighten up the day. A quick lesson on blue dye for those curious.... Indigo is one of the oldest dyes used for textile dyeing and printing. While there are synthetic versions out there, natural Indigo is plant based and highly sought after. It requires a larger amount of dye to create a rich tone and while the dye often rubs off on other surfaces (natural dyes don't bind on a molecular level as well), retailers will usually let you know if it is authentic, natural Indigo. Keep your eye out for a tag to let you know. Photo Credit: Christopher Arce Club Monaco sweater / American Apparel shirt / J-Crew shorts / Sperry Top-Sider for J-Crew boat shoes (similar) / Club Monaco belt / Ben Minkoff bag / Giles & Brother bracelet and railroad cuff

 

Spring ≠ pastels.

The weather shifts every second in April and you don't want to be caught in white denim when it starts drizzling. It was warm and cloudy today so I reached for Indigo... everything. I love layering and as it warms up that becomes harder and harder. This crepe cotton short sleeve sweater from Club Monaco is the perfect solution. It's thin enough to wear as an alternative to a t-shirt, but you can use it to layer over a shirt for a polished yet Spring approved look. These J-Crew indigo print shorts add a bit of color and pattern to brighten up the day.

A quick lesson on blue dye for those curious.... Indigo is one of the oldest dyes used for textile dyeing and printing. While there are synthetic versions out there, natural Indigo is plant based and highly sought after. It requires a larger amount of dye to create a rich tone and while the dye often rubs off on other surfaces (natural dyes don't bind on a molecular level as well), retailers will usually let you know if it is authentic, natural Indigo. Keep your eye out for a tag to let you know.

Photo Credit: Christopher Arce

Club Monaco sweater / American Apparel shirt / J-Crew shorts / Sperry Top-Sider for J-Crew boat shoes (similar) / Club Monaco belt / Ben Minkoff bag / Giles & Brother bracelet and railroad cuff

Aaron Wester