November Monthly Archives

Men’s Style Mondays

post_bryce2_110715_01post_bryce2_110715_02post_bryce2_110715_03post_bryce2_110715_04post_bryce2_110715_05Plaid Blazer: Forever 21 || Denim Shirt: H&M ||
Vest: H&M || Chinos: H&M ||
Shoes: DSW

For this post, I went with another business casual inspired outfit. This look consists of a plaid jacket, denim shirt, navy chinos, vest, and leather tassel loafers. All these items have been worn before, except this plaid jacket.

From the looks of things, it may seem like I have minor obsession with plaid and flannel articles of clothing.

Why? Everything goes with plaid. Well, everything except other bold prints. Plus, it’s such a fun print.

Hence, I’ve featured at least three pieces on the blog this season alone. Not to mention the one I’m wearing today.

So, how do you feel about this look? Feel free to share with us in the comments section below!

Thanks for reading.

After 5: Denim Skirt

post_keisha1_101015_05post_keisha1_101015_02post_keisha1_101015_03post_keisha1_101015_04post_keisha1_101015_01Skirt: TJ Maxx | Blouse: Guess |
Heels: Steve Madden

“The denim skirt is my I want to be cute, but not over dressed look!” -Keisha

Many trends from the 90s have come and gone over the years, especially the denim skirt. Although there have been many incarnations, at it’s simplest form, the denim skirt itself never fails to make a return back into mainstream fashion.

Recently, we had the opportunity to chat with another fashionista from New Jersey, Keisha. A lover of all things cute, Keisha decided to dress up her denim skirt in this week’s individual style feature.

Paired with the right top, the denim skirt can become a great addition to your fall wardrobe. According to Keisha, “The washout denim skirt can give you an edgy look. I can either wear a crop top, or I can stay cute casual with a nice blouse.”

For this particular, Keisha went with a contemporary, shear blouse. Purchased straight from Guess, this top features a crossover design around the neckline, and long sleeves.

When trying to keep it classy, the strappy heel is your best option. Keisha purchased her heels from Steve Madden, which has a great selection of footwear.

So, how do you feel about this look? Feel free to share with us in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading!

How Did I Wear…

post_bryce1_110715_01post_bryce1_110715_02post_bryce1_110715_03post_bryce1_110715_04post_bryce1_110715_05Joggers: Forever21 | Denim Button-Up: UNIQLO |
Cardigan: ASOS | Boot: DSW

How did I wear…tribal print joggers?

Honestly, this was one of the hardest looks I’ve attempted to create lately.

Why? In general, prints are not the easiest thing incorporate into an outfit. So, you can imagine how difficult it was to create today’s featured look.

Tip: When incorporating tribal prints into your wardrobe, be careful. You want to invest in articles of clothing that you can actually wear more than once. If you are not the most stylish gentleman, stick with one or two color prints.

Bringing together the comfort of leisurewear, I managed to create the perfect look with a denim shirt, and mustard cardigan sweater.

Tip: Still feeling stumped? Well, you can’t go wrong with a denim button-up. They go with almost everything. With the right pair of tribal pants, you will turn a few heads.

I really love how the mustard cardigan adds that extra pop of color to the outfit. Maybe I’m a little biased since yellow is my actual favorite color.

Tip: Since it’s a little chilly outside, you might want to stick with a pair of boots. You should definitely stay away from loafers and flats. Draw string printed joggers may look weird when worn with socks, especially during the fall. So, I high top boot is your best option.

Continuing with this street style look, I decided to throw on one of my favorite Christmas gifts from last year, the black oxford boot. Straight from DSW Shoe Warehouse, these boots bring that urban feel to this tribal theme.

So, how do you feel about this look? Feel free to share with us in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading!

Strictly Business: The Wool Suit

post_ini1_102415_01post_ini1_102415_02post_ini1_102415_03post_ini1_102415_04post_ini1_102415_05Suit: Jcrew | Shoes: Cole Haan |
Shirt: Calvin Klein | Tie: The Tiebar |
Pocket Square: Ralph Lauren | Hat: Goorin Bros |
Watch: Daniel Wellington

“When you wear a suit you should always strive to be the best dressed man in the room,” -Ini S. Ikpe

Suits are an ingrained part of American culture. From the frock, to the zoot suit,  the three piece and big suits have been in existence from the very beginning. As of lately though, the suit resurfaced in modern street wear and mainstream pop culture. If you don’t believe me, just turn on your local radio station. I’m sure you will hear the song, “Classic Man,” which pays homage to the everyday suit wearing men.

A discussion of the well dressed man leads us to this week’s individual style feature. Today, our friend Ini S. Ikpe decided to show us what a “Classic Man” looks like.

Other than walking with confidence, the suit wearing man should oblige by another rule: 1) Fit is everything. Remember, big suits are relics of the nineties, and a horror to look at. When purchasing a suit, it’s best to have a tailor on standby. Not only does a tailored suit illustrate a more polished look, it also helps highlight your accessory pieces. For example, Mr. Ikpe chose a pink Calvin Klein shirt, knit tie, Goorin Bros fedora, a Daniel Wellington watch, and a Ralph Lauren pocket square to accessorize his look.

Remember, if you don’t have a tailor, there are also slim fit suits available for purchase.

To finish it off this look, Ini went with a pair of double monk oxfords. Notice how the colors chosen contrast the suit. Remember when wearing a darker color suit, it’s always nice to choose colors that pop out from the suit color.

So tell us, what do think of this look? Feel free to comment below.

Thanks for reading!