My favorite lie that people tell about New York is that we have four actual seasons. I mean we “technically” do if you categorize them as follows: “Is it too hot to wear a jacket?” (Fall), “It’s beyond brick outside!” (Winter), “It’s still brick outside, but there’s…rain?” (Spring), “Wow, this is what hell must feel like, but at least there’s brunch.” (Summer) Either way, we’re still in between the last two which can mean anything when it comes to fits. Personally, I really love this look because it features a rain coat that doesn’t take away from the outfit itself. With something like this you can rock it to a semi-casual party or to the office if you’re trying to do a light flex on everyone in their button-ups and dark chinos. (I actually don’t know what people wear to the office anymore since I just do what I want.)
I’ve been interested in getting a longline bomber jacket for a while now. The only people I’ve ever seen pull it off are the teens on the subway and European ”Instagram models.” (Coincidentally enough both groups always pair them with Yeezy boosts, not sure if there’s a correlation there.) I decided to just go for it and if it didn’t fit at least I’d be able to use it as a sleeping bag. Since I’m on the shorter side, I really wanted to I wanted to exaggerate the oversized silhouette. Screw whatever some of these men’s mags tell you about not wearing baggy clothes if you’re on the small side. Personally, I think it helps disguise the length of your torso. For color, I suggest keeping your tones as neutral as Switzerland claims to be. There’s a lot of proportion play going on here so it’s always best to keep everything simple and clean.
[Ed note: the title is more of a nod to this Kelela track and not to....uh nvm]
What is that I feel? Ah yes, the joyous reality the leather weather has arrived. The latest edition to my closet is this moto jacket from Forever 21. What I love about it is that’s: it’s light enough to wear all day, comes at a super affordable price point, and is a good contrast the mass black jackets you’ll see this season. Speaking of color, forget Red October, it’s all about Sepia September and embracing brown hues for fall. As someone who wears a ton of black and white, it’s definitely the next step in neutrals.
[Ed note: I'm VERY aware this look is reminiscent of Indiana Jones.]
Wearing: Shirt: Boohoo| Shorts: Chapter| Hat: Sir New York| Shoes| DIY
If I ran a boarding school I’m pretty sure that’d make faux leather collar shirts, oversized shorts, and snapbacks part of the warm weather uniform, but then again who’d let me be in charge of their child? Speaking of oversized shorts, I’m completely crushing on them. (Lest we forget.) The exaggerated pocket on these give off an apron silhouette and has so much room for the essentials. (You know: phone, keys, wallet, candy, drink tickets, etc.) Enough about the outfit can we talk about how sick this background is?! Gotta love that NYC architecture.