As much as I enjoy putting together a LQQK (that’s “look” but ya know…fancier) come springtime I’ve grown tired of layering (that’s a blatant lie but follow where I’m going) and prefer something a little more low-maintenance. You can never go wrong with a denim jacket and tee combo. Since it’s on trend and I love the Mr. Krabs meme, it’s a no brainer that I decided to break up this outfit with bright nautical stripes. While you can certainly just throw something like this on with any old crumpled shirt and sneakers, where the fun in that?
My favorite part about having a blog and reading it is that I can all myself out. Remember when I said I’d stop wearing blues head to toe? Well I lied. If it ain broke don’t fix it and if the denim jacket is poppin’ then buy it. (Words to live by, friends.) I’ll elaborate in another post, but I’ll be leaving in slouchy trousers that waterfall over my shoes all season. (That is when I’m no wearing my unhemmed skinny jeans.) When in doubt think dad vibes. It’s all about dad vibes. (But like cool and with clothes that are way more expensive looking.)
Alright class, please take your seats. I’m Professor Joseph and I’ll be instructing Advanced Layering 202 this semester. By now you already know the basics of dressing up for winter. I mean anyone can throw a sweater over a shirt and perhaps a vest if they’re feeling adventurous. Personally, I’m more of a jacket on jacket type of guy. (Aka obnoxious) The key to mastering to pieces of outerwear is to make sure they compliment and not counteract each other. In laymen’s terms get your fit, length, and materials right before you go outside looking like a goodwill bin. (Wait actually that sounds pretty cool…brb)
If you listened to me, then you’re closet is full of printed shirts you copped for under $15 bucks each. (If your salary allows you not to worry about cost, then feel free to PayPal your boy some change to keep this aesthetic a float.) With the summer season officially coming to an end this week, you probably think you have to put them all away. WRONG. Well kinda. I highly recommend holding on to some of those for a little bit longer. The Hawaiian shirts and too bright hues can be packed up until next summer or a tropical getaway. (Again if you have the funds to do that, you can throw me a ticket too.) Personally, I’ll be sticking to my blues, greens, and muted tones. Since the shirt is where the party is, make sure to pair with blazers, sweaters, and jackets that don’t wind up making you look like some crazy optical illusion. (Unless you’ve already passed the Print-Matching 302 class.) I decided to go with an “architect dad” look and matched my polo with a simple blazer, chinos, and white slip ons to give off that faux business casual vibe. Enough to make a statement, but not enough to look like an absolute peacock.