Photographer Finn Beales opts for a classic and comfortable look that is perfect for spending quality time with his family. Layering is the name of the game for fall. “The key is to combine layers that are easy to add or remove. A vest works well under a jacket, yet can take center stage should the sun start to shine,” he says.
Photographer Finn Beales takes his PrimaLoft puffer out to the Pacific Northwest wilderness. Insulation when shooting out in the open is a necessity, but it’s also important for a jacket to strike the right balance for everyday life. “I like to wear PrimaLoft as part of a layered look, allowing me to adapt to a change in temperature or situation, adding or removing pieces as I see fit,” he says.
Travel and still-life photographer Alice Gao is always in search of a beautiful location to shoot. That’s why she’s ventured to White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. “You really can't go wrong with photo opps anywhere in this park,” Alice says, “but if you dig deeper and do a little climbing into the dunes, you can find pristine white sand.”
“Wearing my navy Gap dress, I walked along the White Sands trail to capture the beautiful hues of sunset on my film camera,” Alice says. “Right before the sun dipped was when it was the most magical—the sky streaked with dusty pink, incandescent orange and powder blue. Looking up, watching the colors change was a wonderful #liveinsummer moment.”
Whether she’s in the desert or exploring other exotic locations, Alice loves summer style. This season, she’s living in “relaxed dresses, light cotton and linen tees, cut-off shorts, and minimal flats. Plus lots of SPF!”
Travel and still-life photographer Alice Gao is taking advantage of the season and venturing off to New Mexico. First stop? The beautiful and serene White Sands National Monument.
“An airy Gap tee worn with my jeans and sunglasses is the ideal look for exploring White Sands in the early morning light,” Alice says. “Once we got deeper into the dunes, I sprinted across the sand barefoot, without another person in sight, and that was the perfect #liveinsummer moment.”
After spending time in White Sands, Alice has a few other favourite New Mexican spots she can’t wait to visit. “Over in El Paso, there is an amazing, family-run Mexican place called L&J Cafe,” Alice says. “You have to go if you're in town. If you can stomach the drive, it's about 4 hours or so to Marfa, which is a town that punches above its weight —there is a lot going on, especially within the arts.”
No matter where she goes, Alice travels with chic, sophisticated style. Her go-to summer look? “A linen tank or tee from Gap, paired with light denim and comfortable sandals.”
Cereal magazine editor Rosa Park spends an afternoon exploring the Botanical Gardens and Royal Crescent in the town of Bath, UK. Rosa puts on her Gap 1969 denim overalls with a long-sleeved tee, white sneakers and a grey beanie.
To prepare for unpredictable spring weather in the UK, Rosa recommends layering with big scarves, and always having sunglasses and a big umbrella on-hand. "You never know if it will be rain or sunshine!"
Rosa Park, editor of Cereal travel and style magazine, spends a Sunday in her current hometown of Bath, England taking a stroll and then curling up with a book at home. She wears her comfortable Gap denim joggers and collarless shirt and adds layers for her various settings: a light jacket for outside and a cashmere scarf for home.
"My style is all about quality basics. I travel more than half of the year as a travel editor, and have learned to maximise my suitcase space by packing plenty of neutral basics that can be paired together in multiple ways."