Uptown Bourgeois is an arts, news, and culture blog created by New York-based freelance writer Jefferey Spivey. UB explores universal themes through a black, queer lens. 

The New Casual

If you're looking for a way to revamp your look for Spring, try pulling some inspiration from these prep school staples.  You can never go wrong with a navy blazer-the wool blend option tends to do double duty as the top layer to your look and your outerwear.  The Tommy Hilfiger blazer shown here has excellent contrast stripe detail on the collar that you can pop for a little flair.  A letterman sweater also adds that collegiate spark without having to wear a full on varsity jacket.  It's simple, and you can decide what you want the letter to stand for.  I've tied these pieces back to skinny denim and casual slip ons for a total look that transitions well from dinner to walks on the boardwalk during those brisk Spring nights.  Sometimes we have to look back to our past to find new ways to liven up our present.

Photography by SahedPhotography.com

Blazer: Tommy Hilfiger; Sweater: H&M; Jeans: Gap; Shoes: Kenneth Cole; Pocket Square: Y&G

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