I believe it was the great Jon Moy who said wearing white sneakers equates to wealth. I’d like to echo this sentiment and add on that wearing said coked out kicks in the rain sky rockets your sartorial net worth exponentially. Dressing for inclement weather when it’s warm out can be a hassle. I personally don’t own a trench coat because I don’t need to look like Inspector Gadget or a flasher in a movies set in New York during the late 80s/early 90s. If you’re looking to deflect rain drops, a simple jacket like this in a bold color goes a long way.
Hopefully this is the last post you’ll see me wearing a coat, but I highly doubt that. When walking through the streets of New York it’s easy to get lost in the mass of black, gray and navy outerwear. Being a flexaholic, (did I just come up with a new slang term?) I enjoy standing out from the crowd here and there. That being said I’ve been wearing this red bomber from Alpha Industries pretty religiously since I got it during the Lunar New Year. (Wearing it on the reverse side, of course.) When going for the bold, I tend to pair everything else down. For me that consists of a good tee, double zip hoodie (because the wind here is disrespectful), denim, and a classic pair of kicks.
How do let your style shine in a sea of monotony?
You know how there are people who completely hate airports and flying? I’m the exact opposite. I’d have to assume it’s because my parents put so much effort into dressing up while traveling or because I always assume the paparazzi are going to snap me at baggage claim like I’m Kim and Kanye in LAX. The key for acing that airport look is dressing as simple as possible. If you have to take more than 3 minutes to put your look back together after security screening then you’re a fool. Easy layers and shoes that don’t require too much effort to put back on are key. If you’re anything like me then you get either super hot or cold at the drop of a dime. That’s where the light layers come in. You can never go wrong with a classic zip up hoodie. When flexing on the TSA, don’t get to crazy on the accessories. A bold hat or shades are way better than throwing on every damn chain that you own. (Unless you’re Drake)
One of my greatest weaknesses in life is indecisiveness. (If you work in HR who wants to hire me, I’m just kidding lol.) I really wanted a pair of green checked pants for the season and was pleasantly surprised when I found a pair at the fast fashion goldmine that is Forever 21. I was even more surprised that they offered a full suit option. Problem was that I hated the blazer. At said store there was another suit option in a more red hue but I knew I was never going to wear those pants by themselves. Easy solution: mix and match the suit options for this quasi festive look. I know that I’ll wear both of these pieces separately and I don’t mind the subtle peacocking the complementary tones dole out. I’m a huge fan of combining suit separates but pay special attention to your color and pattern matching. The last thing you want to look like is that your top and bottom halves got dressed in separate apartments.