Jodi Taylor

How to layer for spring? Nordstrom senior stylist Jodi Taylor has the answers.

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Images by Nordstrom art directors Bobby Kelly and Kari Pearson

Modeling/kickflipping by BenadriLL

The styling here is about the proportional balance of the outfit. The bomber is normal length, meaning relatively short, but the shirt is longer. And the pants are cropped. Notice how the shirt works with the bookending jacket and pants. It’s harmonious to alternate lengths like that. If everything were short and cropped, the pieces would be competing. It would be too much. And as a general guideline, you don’t want anything to hit halfway down your body. This look roughly sticks to the rule of thirds, which is pleasing to the eye.

–Jodi Taylor

Shop: bomber jackets | Zanerobe longline shirtTAVIK cropped pants | Stan Smiths

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We know you’ve been searching for inspiration, so here you have it: two ideas for how to wear bomber jackets for spring. Major props go to senior stylist Jodi Taylor for putting together these outfits with commentary and links.

All images are from our hometown of Seattle and feature models Sophia Phillips (also a stylist for us) and her special friend Jesse Brown, the muralist whose works are pictured as well. Photography is by art director Bobby Kelly.

We should point out Sophia’s bomber seen above is a men’s jacket. When it comes to bombers, “men’s” and “women’s” aren’t incredibly meaningful designations. Just wear what looks right and call it good!

And keep Jodi’s words of wisdom in mind.

Shop: rag & bone bomber (“Focus” style available in selected stores) | Levi’s jeans | Bedwin & the Heartbreakers reversible bomber | Topshop crop top | Topshop jeans

–Andrew Matson

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How to layer for winter? Good question, because more clothes = more decisions. For inspiration and guidance, we asked Senior Stylist Jodi Taylor to dress model musician Ryan Neighbors and give us a note on her thought process. This is outfit four of four.

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Business casual:

“For a casual but professional look–aka business casual–try an untucked button-up shirt with jeans and a fitted sport coat. Make sure the shirt is shorter than your jacket. We didn’t do it for this photo, but if it’s cold enough, consider the sport coat a middle layer and finish the outfit with a tailored overcoat in a classic navy, camel or black.”

Shop: Topman jeans | car coat | Topman shirt | Topman jacket | To Boot oxfords

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How to layer for winter? Good question, because more clothes = more decisions. For inspiration and guidance, we asked Senior Stylist Jodi Taylor to dress model musician Ryan Neighbors and give us a note on her thought process. This is outfit three of four.

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Date night:

“Lots of guys look the same. It helps to look a little different. No hate to sport coats, which can definitely set a cool tone. But if you’re feeling spicy, for your next night out remix your outfit. Replace your sport coat with a bomber jacket and layer over a button-up.”

-Jodi Taylor

Shop: rag + bone jeans | 7 Diamonds shirt | Todd Snyder + Champion jacket Topman tie | Converse low-tops (the Chuck II is dope, too)

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How to Layer for Winter: Ballin’

How to layer for winter? Good question, because more clothes = more decisions. For inspiration and guidance, we asked Senior Stylist Jodi Taylor to dress model musician Ryan Neighbors and give us a note on her thought process. This is outfit two of four.

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Ballin’:

“Try monochromatic layering for street style sportswear. In this outfit a turtleneck and training tights add dimension and balanced proportion to your basic shorts and jacket. The tights are a visible extra layer under the shorts; the turtleneck is an extra layer under the jacket. The whole outfit is grayscale.”

-Jodi Taylor

Shop: Nike shorts | Helly Hansen tights | Nike jacket | Nordstrom turtleneck | Nike sneakerboot

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How to layer for winter? Good question, because more clothes = more decisions. For inspiration and guidance, we asked Senior Stylist Jodi Taylor to dress model musician Ryan Neighbors and give us a note on her thought process. This is outfit one of four.

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For being out in the elements:

Try a combination of textures with a subtle print while staying in a subdued color palette. In this case a rubbery jacket, chunky sweater and plaid shirt offer a diversity of feels while being tied together by colors you would find in a forest.

-Jodi Taylor

Shop: AG jeans The Kooples shirt | Stutterheim jacket | Jack Spade sweater | Timberland boots

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Welcome to Dressed & Questioned, where we create models out of non-models and then make queries about their interesting lives.

Such as: Why would you quit your job playing keyboards for the successful band Portugal. The Man, to begin a passion project which had no guarantee of working out?

We got the answer when we dressed and questioned Ryan Neighbors from Hustle and Drone, the electronic band from Portland, Oregon. Watch the video to hear some Hustle and Drone music and see outfits created by our senior stylist Jodi Taylor.

Notice the layers. Layers of synthesizers. Layers of sweaters.

Keep reading to learn exactly what Neighbors is wearing, which song changed his life, how he records his music–and whether or not Portland is still cheap enough to accommodate fledgling musicians.

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