What exactly does "the look is sexy burglar meets classic east coast prep" look like? I am very curious here. Is this a year round look?
It is when you wear your oversized black wool turtleneck the day before Thanksgiving, to a half day of work, with black skinny jeans, black lace up boots and a black beanie, to hide dirty side braid hair and your French Studio manager says you look like you’re set to rob a bank. But then, the next week, you wear the same turtleneck (because you wear it at least once a week when the weather permits) with cropped demi-boot cut cords, black chelsea boots and your hair in a long CBK-like ponytail and another coworker tells you that you’re ready for a weekend further up the east coast like the girl she hated in boarding school.
So then it becomes a game, to see what each day’s outfit falls more on the burglar or classic east coast prep spectrum… typically a confused-somewhere-in-the-middle look. It’s a lot of black, charcoal or neutral color clothing. It’s a lot of oversized sweaters: wool, cashmere and cable knit. It’s more stripe shirts, ranging from t-shirt to men’s rugby shirts. It’s boots: Bean, ankle, calf and riding. It’s trainers, ballet flats and mules. It’s totes, totes and totes: leather canvas, camo, and one of which is a monogramed boat tote. Oversized sweatshirts, Carhartt wip overalls, baseball or fisherman’s caps… the list goes on.
It’s really just more of a fall through early spring look. During the summer it is less of a burglar look.. but still the same amount of black.