January Monthly Archives

Casual: Bohemian Chic

post_rashida1_011016_01post_rashida1_011016_02post_rashida1_011016_03post_rashida1_011016_04post_rashida1_011016_05Dress: Urban Outfitters |
Sweater: Urban Outfitters |
Fedora: Forever21 |
Boots: Nine West

For most of January, the temperature has been more than 20 degrees warmer than usual. This seems odd considering that most winters are usually very frigid and cold in the northeast. Whatever the case may be, it’s important to take advantage of this unusual occurrence. You should definitely think about resurrecting some of your beloved fall gear!

Recently, a visitor all the way from the Big Apple decided to stop by the blog, Rashida! Today, this diva is back to show off her latest look.

Very reminiscent of the Romeo Must Die Era, Rashida’s dressed down her long, fitted dress with a pair of combat boots. She accessorized with a longline cardigan and wide brim fedora, giving us a bohemian chic vibe!

Rashida agrees, and had this to say about her outfit, “I love this bohemian chic style. the dress is trendy, yet functional. I can dress it up or down and I love pieces with versatility.”

So, how do you feel about this look?

Feel free to share with us in the comments section below.

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How Did I Wear…

post_bryce1_121315_01post_bryce1_121315_2post_bryce1_121315_03post_bryce1_121315_4post_bryce1_121315_05Jacket: Old Navy | Sweatshirt: H&M |
Jeans: ASOS | Loafers: ASOS

How did I wear…a plaid coat?

For all you men on the go who are looking for a classic look, I highly recommend the plaid coat as your number one draft pick this season. Not only does this coat give you that rugged, lumberjack look, its very versatile. You can practically wear it with anything.

Tip: If you are looking for a plaid coat, check out any major department or retail store. I always catch a good, mid-season sale at Old Navy.

Today, I styled my plaid coat with a yellow sweatshirt. Since red and yellow compliment each other quite well, I put this look together in no time!

Tip: If your scared about catching a chest cold, don’t be afraid to layer up. Consider wearing a denim shirt, under a cashmere sweater. That’s a great option if you are going with a preppy look.

I further styled my plaid coat with DIY skinny jeans from ASOS, and a pair of leather tassel loafers.

Tip: If you want the full plaid experience, go with bolder prints and brighter colors!

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Strictly Business: Navy Suit

post_kris2_093015_01post_kris2_093015_02post_kris2_093015_03post_kris2_093015_04post_kris2_093015_05Suit: H&M |
Shirt: Uniqlo |
Shoes: Aldo |
Pocket square: bell67

“Navy is the new black!” -Kris

For this week’s individual style feature, Kris is back with another suit from his collection. This time, we are talking about the navy suit! Described as one of the most important items in a man’s wardrobe, the navy suit can be tailored to fit your body. According to Kris, “The navy suit is self explanatory. The trick here is to buy a suit that fits just right or visit your local tailor to customize your suit to fit you perfectly. It’s not what you wear, it’s how you wear it.”

For a slight contrast, Kris chose to pair his slim, fitted suit with a dark brown, double monk strap shoe. “As mentioned in a previous look, I would consider these shoes a two-in-one man necessity. The dapper man should ALWAYS own a dark brown dress shoe and a double monk strap.”

To finish off this look, Kris accessorized his suit with a paisley colored pocket square. Not only is the pocket square unique in color, it was handmade by Kris himself. “The pocket square that I created was hand sewn out of vintage fabrics.  I only made one of these squares as a sample which was a huge mistake! Everywhere that I wear this pink, paisley, silk pocket square, people offer to buy it right out of my blazer chest pocket! This gives the “wow” effect that any accessory should have, especially when it matches perfectly with your shirt.”

Remember, when adding accessories, don’t be afraid to add something with a little flare!

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

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Men’s Style Mondays

Button-Up: Levis | Shirt: Target |
Jeans: Levis | Sneakers: Adidas

Bryce Lennon
Tee: What’s Up African? Apparel |
Jacket: H&M | Jeans: H&M |
Sneakers: Converse

With the help of my good friend Seonne, we put together two, retro inspired looks. In case you didn’t understand my love for everything old school, know that I spent a lot of time conceptualizing these 60s inspired outfits.

Take, for instance, this graphic tee from What’s Up African? Apparel. Not only does this “Unify or Die” shirt pay homage to the new generation of liberation fighters, it challenges the many years of systematic racism and social inequalities through two powerful words.

Sounds deep, right?

Since the shirt already has a powerful message, we decided to tone it down with other black pieces. For myself, I went with a black moto jacket, skinny jeans, and a pair of classic Chuck Taylors.

Now, I can’t speak for Seonne, but I’m loving both of these looks. We definitely put a modern twist on this militant inspired style.

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

Thanks for reading!