Guest Blogger Tuesday: Stacy Mulder

We all know that dressing for spring in Michigan can be a bit of a challenge. One day it’s 60 degrees and sunny and then the next day it’s 40 degrees and gloomy. Something that we can rely on, though, is the classic look of the goods from Brothers Leather. The Vachetta leather that’s used makes for a refined and masculine feel to any outfit. Whether you’re heading into the office or to the newest brewery that has popped up in town, the bags will truly bring you from 9 to 5.

The Ford Messenger is the perfect way to complete an office appropriate look. Over here at Slate, we love styling this classic bag with our J Brand Brooks trouser, a crisp button down from Culturata and a sweater that’s wearable all year long by J.Lindeberg. This outfit is great for the busy guy with its simple, no-fuss formula that is sure to look professional and cool. As summer approaches, pair the trousers with a detailed polo from Ted Baker.

With breweries opening left and right in Grand Rapids and the surrounding areas, the C.W. Growler Bag is an essential for the beer-loving guy or girl.  We styled this weekender look with an ultra-soft raglan crew cashmere sweater from Vince, an everyday jean from 7 For All Mankind and accessories from Miansai and Randolph Engineering as the finishing touches. The simplistic designs from Miansai are a great addition, without the accessory being too much.  As we gradually transition into warmer weather, this look is perfect for those cooler summer nights grilling out or being at the lake.


Stacy Mulder
Slate Clothing Grand Rapids

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