Winter on the East Coast is never a joke. I, however, am one of those knuckleheads who actually care abouut what I look like when it gets cold out. (I mean, damn, it’s New York, not Antarctica.) The older I get, the better at layering I get, I think. (Chock it up to trial and error.) I really love this outfit because I get to show off layers with different textures and lengths, but keep everything cohesive with the color palette. Nothing is really off limits when it comes to mixing and matching pieces. It’s kind of like a fun sartorial puzzle that has your closet looking like a bomb hit it after you’ve come up with a strong fit. (Or maybe that’s just me?)
Wearing: Shirt: Forever 21// Tee: H&M// Pants: Levi’s Made & Crafted // Sneakers: Vans// Hat: Vans
Your favorite cozy boy is back looking like skate park trash. (That’s a good thing btw.) I was talking to someone the other day and they asked how and why I wore my clothes oversized with my small frame. (Don’t let the pictures fool ya, I’m actually v. short IRL) The why is simple: because I want to. The how is a little more complicated. Because of my lack of torso, I can’t pull off most longline tees. Instead, I usually buy a shirts two sizes bigger and run them through the wash before wearing if it seems like I’m drowning in fabric. The same doesn’t work for trousers. Tailors are your best friend when it comes to catering your baggy clothes to fit your body type. That being said, not all pants can be hemmed and still maintain their original shape so be mindful the next time you purchase pieces that make you look like a fly potato sack.
If you’re smart then you’re probably hitting the gym to prep for the summer ahead. If you’re smarter then you’re still coolin’ and relying on that sweater weather body. While I do enjoy a skinny jean moment, I’m 10x more comfortable in an oversized trouser. (Literally slouchy trousers are acceptable sweatpants.) When going oversized you want to make sure that your proportions work. Looking like you’re swimming in your clothes is kind of cool. Looking like you don’t know how to purchase clothes in your size isn’t.
I’m one of those people who firmly believes you can wear all black no matter the season. Maybe I’ve been in New York too long or maybe it’s because I always wanted to be the black Power Ranger. A couple of things you always need in your closet are a fitted pair of black jeans, a black drapey tee (let’s not get crazy though) and a black denim jacket. You can wear them separately or put them all together like Voltron. What I dig about rocking all black is that it can be styled a bunch of different ways and you can tell a lot about the way a person paired their look. Feel free and go wild my friend with wide brim hats, snapbacks, boots, sneakers, or whether your hypebeast heart desires. Either way you can’t go wrong with a murdered out fit.