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LOOKBOOK

June 1, 2017

By Kaila Abruzzo

WHAT WE LEARNED FROM OUR DADS ABOUT STYLE

Our latest lookbook Wait Till Your Father Gets Home pays tribute to dads everywhere who watch out for us and teach us important lessons about life. Whether they’re style savvy or completely clueless, there’s still a thing or two to be learned about personal style from our fathers (even if it’s what not to do). Our team shares their best memories and imparted wisdom from the men in their lives.
“My dad has the best style. I grew up in El Paso, Texas and remember him selling his guitar to get a pair of cowboy boots that matched his belt buckle. He loves his aviator sunglasses, and wore them with an all-white tuxedo on my parents’ wedding day. Even looks that embarrassed my sister and I in high school, like his leather bomber jackets and vintage Levis are so personal to him and I realize how cool they are now.”
– Aimee Sanchez, Assistant Production & Copy Editor
“My dad wasn’t really into fashion, but he was into driving. He would drive pretty fast on the streets of LA, and he was always wearing a pair of aviator sunglasses when he did, which looked pretty cool. That taught me that even if the rest of your outfit is pretty square, a good pair of sunglasses can make all the difference. He also kept pieces from the ‘60s and ‘70s that sort of wrapped around and became cool again — corduroy pants, tooled leather belts, crazy-patterned shirts, wool work jackets. It taught me that well-made clothes are worth hanging onto because they’ll probably come back into style and feel new again (plus, your kids will want them and think you were cool once)!”
– Jody Hume, Senior Content Editor
“My dad has an amazing record collection, which prompted my interest in the culture around music at a young age. I spent my high school years researching these bands and going to thrift stores to find the perfect pieces to emulate their looks. I thought Brian May from Queen was the coolest. It’s the hair!”
– Taylor Crawley, Merchandise Coordinator
“My dad really had a style all his own. When he met my mom for the first time they were at an ‘Informal Formal’ themed party and he was wearing a tux jacket and bowtie with no shirt underneath, plus some tie-dye leggings. I remember him always loving to have fun with crazy outfits and indulging my sister and I when we wanted to play dress-up. No wonder I love any chance to go all out for a theme party!”
– Kaila Abruzzo, Editorial Coordinator
“My dad instilled in me that I could be whatever I wanted to be, with both the way I dressed and in life.  I therefore spent six years in a row dressing up as a butterfly for Halloween and any other chance I could get. Life goals!”
– Toni Mills, Fashion Writer & Editor
“My dad is a very stylish man and knows what he likes when it comes to fashion. He even turned the second floor of his room into an extra closet! It definitely explains why I like to shop so much.”
– Pilar Gonzalez, Photo Editor
“My mom used to travel a lot for work, so my dad would get my younger brother and me ready for school. He used to let us dress ourselves and when my mom would pick us up, she’d be so embarrassed that he let us go to school like that. But he didn’t care, he was all about letting us express our fashion choices!”
– Allie Sauers, Site Coordinator