What Suits You?

As I take my fashion to new heights, I slowly but surely am transitioning from more of a trendier style to something more traditional and classic. I will admit ripped denim and over sized sweaters are so much easier to put together. Often I found suiting to be boring until I started having fun with the way I would put my outfits together. This particular suit maybe a lot for the “average”  man but hopefully this post inspires some out there to take more a risk with their suiting.
img_3538Typically I  normally do a sports coat and a pair of slacks or denim like the look from my previous post. I chose this suit A.  I am absolutely in love with the color and print and B. to show how this suit (though more out there then the regular suits gentlemen would wear to work) can be done for everyday and while still be taken seriously.img_3543The suit is a deep purplish blue with a burgundy plaid print. I paired it with a burgundy merino wool turtleneck to help make the plaid pattern on the suit to pop and be more noticeable. The thread count is a Super 150 which makes more of a special occasion suit than your everyday.  The higher the thread count the finer the wool! For my shoes I went back to a chocolate brown Chelsea boot. You can also do any loafer of your choice but with it being so cold in my are a boot was the best option. The boots are suede which adds some more texture to the actual outfit itself.img_3539The scarf was a last minute addition because I felt like the look was complete and needed a little more oomph. The scarf has hues of Reds and purples which adds another layer of color. The scarf also helps to make the plaid pattern more noticeable and ties the whole look together. This scarf is light and is a cashmere/wool blend. Making it warm enough to do its job but not heavy for it to layer over top of your suit and under your overcoat.
img_3541The bag that I am carrying is called the Over sized Vendome. It looks is inspired by the Vednome building. The bag itself comes in two smaller sizes which is a handbag for women. But the over sized version can be utilized by  both sexes. This version only comes in two colors the brown that is pictured and a black. Its structure and size make it perfect for a weekend bag and a great holiday present for him/her.
img_3540After shooting this look I feel more inspired to post more suiting looks and to venture out with my style. Keeping you guys more informed on thread counts, what suits are good for everyday and how to add more pizzazz to your works suits.  If you anyone has any questions as to where I got these pieces from and the price leave a comment on this post of write me directly. If there are any gentlemen out there who is having issues deciding how to wear any particular pieces and want me  to create a look and post it  to my blog feel free to reach and let me know! Hope this post served you well the men out there to play more with your suiting.

Editor In Chief

This look was inspired around the Editor bag.  This bag is versatile and can be utilized by both men and women. The bag is for that person who is in charge, who needs to carry around important papers for a meeting, and even spacious enough to even fit you laptop in. It comes in a multitude of colors and can be personalized with you initials.For this look I wanted to do a Sports Coat and do a business casual look. I chose a grey heathered  sports coat which is a great staple to be in every mans closet. Paired back to a blue and white striped button down and a purple V-neck sweater for a pop of color. The Navy blue polka dot pocket square adds some more texture and depth to the outfit.I finished the look with a simple blue silk scarf with a Toucan pattern and a light weight overcoat. The coat is a slightly darker grey and what I love  about this particular coat is how light weight  it is , which makes it easier to wear over top of the sports coat. Anyone who knows me know I love a Chelsea boot , but this time I went with a classic black leather one. If you are deciding  to make you first Chelsea boot I would personally suggest either a black color or a neutral tan color.If you are still looking for great gifts for your hubby’s either one of the pieces  will make perfect gifts for him.  They most certainly will love and get a lot of use out of them.

Holiday Season

This is what determination looks like. This is what praying, hoping, wishing looks like. This is what blood, sweat and tears looks like! This is what grinding looks like. All those months of setting the groundwork for this has finally paid off! As I continue to grow and build my brand there is nothing more fulfilling than this. I hope that being able to showcase my personal style will help inspire some of you! With the holidays and Winter around the corner ladies and gentlemen there are a few things we should have in our closets. A good coat whether it be an overcoat, parka, or puffer. It should be a neutral color so that you can get a lot of use out of it such as camel, navy, black, grey and even olive green. Also a good quality pair of boots. Chelsea’s are still in style and can be dressed up and down. With this look I paired navy blue joggers with a white button up with patchwork. Even though joggers are a “casual” piece I thought to showcase the versatility of them with this look. These are the same joggers from the Après Ski post but in blue instead of black. Also great accessories(glasses, watch, bracelet) help to complete this look! Remember when shopping for staple pieces this Winter/Holiday Season to choose quality over quantity. There are so many outlets in which you can shop to complete this look but make sure that it is money well spent! Ensure that you will get a lot of wear out of the pieces you are purchasing! Happy Holidays to All!

Après Ski

 I haven’t been blogging, vlogging, or posting any fashion related post in awhile because I recently started a new job so I have lost a little focus until I was able to regain balance of my new Full time and posting.  Although I have been learning how to practice patience and everything will align just perfectly when you do! I am blessed to have a job where I now can incorporate both my love for retail fashion and my passion to continuously  build my own brand outside of my day job.

This look is inspired by all the people who are currently heading to ski lodges, having hot toddies, mingling by the fire place hence the title “Après Ski”.  This  means any events that will occur after a day of skiing. These pieces will keep you comfortable and warm enough to enjoy yourself but not actually protect  from the frigid cold air and snow once your on the slopes. Joggers have been a consistent trend within men’s fashion for a few seasons now,  even though I feel like they arr somewhat played out I think if you come across the right pair you can make them work. This look consist of a matching  jogger tracksuit, paired back to sneakers, red puffer jacket and ski goggles! This look is fun, sporty, and urban at the same time and is easily ACHIEVABLE at any budget! Gentlemen try it out for yourselves!  

ARM CANDY

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Ever since I purchased this watch a few months back I’ve been getting a lot of questions and stares, which can make anyone feel good about a purchase. The most amazing part about this watch is how inexpensive it was but still being great quality. Before I seen MVMT being advertised everywhere from Instagram to Facebook, I randomly walked into Nordstrom to purchase a new timepiece and was introduced to the brand. First thing that caught my attention was the face it was simple and classic, which are things I look for when purchasing a watch. Second was the price tag this particular watch was only $135! For a gold plated face and 100% genuine leather, how could one resist?  I am completely obsessed with this brand they also make sunglasses and women’s watches. I believe that a watch is an accessory that every man should have. Not only does it complete an outfit but it also compliments any and every look.  I particularly like to layer my jewelry so I pair my watch with a nameplate bracelet that I grabbed from Things Remembered.  The bracelet cost me $35 and  for a little extra you can get it engraved which would make for a nice gift for the special guy in your life.  In total my arm candy cost me $170 and looks way more expensive! I highly suggest you gentlemen check out MVMT for classic inexpensive watches in comparison to what is out there. I’ve linked the their website to my page so go check them out!

 

Signature Look

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I would have to say that my go to outfit is always a crisp white mandarin collar shirt and a pair of distressed denim. But how many ways can you actually switch that up?? Many!!! This past weekend the in laws had come up to celebrate the Mother-In-Laws big 60th birthday. Like the average 25 year old I have lots of responsibilities thus making it hard to always stay on trend and chic. Preexisting in my closet were the shirt and jeans which I purchased from one of my favorites places H&M. The new purchases were my off white half zip pullover, navy blue suede loafers and a faux fur coat from Zara.  They were going through their seasonal sale so all fall/winter pieces were  50% off!  Not only was it a great deal but each new piece can be rotated simultaneously in different outfits throughout the year. My biggest thing now when making new purchases is cost per wear. When on budget and trying to stay fashionable there are few things you should think about before purchasing, quality, pricing and how many outfits can be made with each individual piece. Each new piece that I purchased helped to take my signature look up a few notches. With this extension of my brand my main focus is to let men know that even though our clothes are seemingly more expensive in comparison to women that we can still be fashionable and chic, and stay within a budget!

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