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.)
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.
The longline silhouette has been trending for a while now and I’m starting to see more and more mainstream designers and stores pick it up. Longline can be a VERY slippery slope if you don’t know what you’re doing. Because I do the most, I opted for a more severe cut. As a person on the shorter side, a piece like this can easily look like a body con dress from American Apparel. (Hence why I stay away from tees that are the same length.) Knowing your proportions are crucial. If you’re not blessed with a frail model physique, you’ll have to pay attention to wear the shirts fall and also the type of pant you’ll pair it with. As a member of the under 5’9 committee (people always tell me I look shorter in person so FYI) I went with these slightly cropped trousers to show I have legs. Have a little fun an experiment this summer, but let’s not get too crazy, eh?
Let’s just a couple things straight. I’m no DIY blogger or that type of dude. I also am not getting a book deal anytime soon. I mean unless I can write an instructional guide on how to be a fully functional trash bag. “Joke’s” aside, I wanted to share with you guys this Margiela DIY I did the other weekend.
Short backstory, the only reason I did this is because my favorite black slip ons were looking beyond raggedy and I refuse to get rid of them. I got the idea after seeing a random guy on the subway wearing the Margiela x H&M boots on the subway. I also did and old pair of Converse high tops for the hell of it. Not going to lie, all I did was grab some white house paint from my dad’s garage and went to town. After a day, VOLIA!. 2 new pairs of shoes.
Check out how the finished product looks styled later this week.