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post_bryce1_053016_01post_bryce1_053016_02post_bryce1_053016_03post_bryce1_053016_04post_bryce1_053016_05Dashiki: Vendor |
Shorts: H&M |
Shoes: Urban Outfitters

How did I wear…an African dashiki?

I’ve been searching long and hard for a pull-over, African dashiki.

What is a dashiki? Most search engines define African dashiki’s as a colorful garment that are typically worn by West African men. This shirt covers the top half of the body.

Tip: Depending on your personal style, dashiki’s can be purchased in almost every color.

Fortunately, my sister found this one at a random vendor in North Carolina while visiting my parents.

Tip: Since this dashiki was found randomly, it’s safe to assume that these shirts can be found in almost every city. Just check out your local mall or flea market for a vendor.

Needless to say, I think the African dashiki is the perfect spring/summer staple. Worn with the right pair of shorts or jeans, this shirt can be dressed up with little to no effort. For myself, I styled my dashiki with my newly distressed cut-off denim shorts. Additionally, I threw on my white canvas sneakers from Urban Outfitters.

Tip: No need to wear too many layers with your dashiki. It’s meant to keep you cool during the hotter months.

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post_bryce1_051416_01post_bryce1_051416_02post_bryce1_051416_03post_bryce1_051416_04post_bryce1_051416_05Blazer: ASOS | Shirt: GAP |
Jeans: H&M | Shoes: ASOS

How did I wear…a floral print blazer?

In celebration of this beautiful day, I spent the entire afternoon sketching up a storm. Traditionally, most of my illustrations are usually high fashion or super hero related. However, I do have a soft spot for the plant species. More specifically, leaves, flowers, and trees. Weird, I know.

Tip: Although this may not be a fashion tip, but finding leisure activities like sketching, painting, jogging, or running, are great for relaxation. These are normally my “go-to” problem solvers when getting over writers block.

With all that being said, I ventured outside today in a lightweight, floral jersey blazer.

Floral print blazer?!

How ironic, right? Not exactly!

Tip: Fellas, don’t be scared of floral prints. They are for everyone. You can add a masculine touch by wearing a solid color tank or tee underneath. When in doubt, go with black.

Although I haven’t worn this blazer since it’s initial purchase last spring, it’s sharp enough to wear in 2016 as well.

For this particular look, I went with an 80s theme. By styling the blazer with a nude v-neck tee and light wash denim jeans, I was able to channel my inner Mike from Growing Pains. For all you 90s babies, look him up.

Tip: If your blazer is too big, simply roll up the sleeves and strut your stuff in confidence. Baggy is back, and you should embrace every bit of the retro age.

In continuing with this theme, I went with a pair of slip on sneakers in khaki from ASOS. The color alone is very “landscape” friendly.

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

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post_bryce2_042916_08post_bryce2_042916_04post_bryce2_042916_03post_bryce2_042916_02post_bryce2_042916_05Kimono: ASOS | Shirt: ONLY WITH KINGS |
Shorts: GAP | Shoes: Converse

How did I wear…a printed kimono?

After a series of failed attempts, I finally figured out how to style this printed Kimono the right way.

Tip: Styling a kimono is a lot easier than it sounds. Depending on the material, you should consider wear light weight garments underneath.

My original plan was to do the whole double denim thing again. Obviously, that didn’t go as planned. It was a little too warm outside. So, I had to readjust.

Tip: Since the kimono is the perfect spring accessory, try to wear it over a neutral colored tank or tee.

Next, I attempted to wear a brightly colored tank, with skinny jeans. Although that look sounded like a great idea, it wasn’t good enough.

Tip: ASOS has a variety of kimonos available for men. They run anywhere between $20-$40, which isn’t bad considering they are pretty hard to find.

Right before giving up, I decided to go with an all black look at the last minute. The graphic tee and denim shorts bring more to the table than my other failed looks.

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

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post_bryce2_041516_01post_bryce2_041516_02post_bryce2_041516_03post_bryce2_041516_04post_bryce2_041516_05Shirt: Thrifted | Jeans: H&M |
Shoes: ASOS

How did I wear….double denim, again?!

The double denim trend is back this season with a vengeance! Ranging  from light to dark washes, all your favorite denim pieces can be worn separately or easily paired together. Just take your pick!

Tip: For this particular trend, matching and contrasting can be considered synonymous with denim. Matching two similar washes together give off that old school look, while wearing two different washes can bring you up to speed in this decade.

For this particular look, I purchased this button-down from a consignment store a few years back, and it was such a steal. I walked out with a $5 purchase in no time. I love this shirt so much, that it’s worn year round.

Tip: Consignment stores have all the denim! You can find denim from every decade. Even if it doesn’t fit, you can make it work. Remember, the 90’s has been back for a while.

Today, I styled my denim shirt with a pair of skinny jeans from H&M. These jeans were originally purchased for casual Fridays at work, until I distressed them myself.

Tip: When distressing denim jeans, try not to get scissor happy. Just focus on one area, and go from there.

Overall, the slightly contrasting denim pieces look great together, especially with the slip-on sneakers from ASOS. With a very bright exterior and comfortable design, these shoes are perfect for a warm afternoon.

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

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