As much I love fashion and working in the industry, sometimes I just want to step and be like “lol guys it’s not that serious.” I’m always down for some fun, even if it means picking up this Looney Tunes hoodie from my favorite thrift store. Even scrolling through my own instagram there are a lot of pictures of my in neutral colors giving a mean mug. That being said, I decided to switch it up for y’all. Since the sweatshirt is the highlight I wanted to style around it in a casual streetwear look. I’m also working on smiling more since it’s free, ya know.
Fall is in full swing which means I can finally put away the chicken wings I call arms and stock pile on some layers. Like any good time, you’ve got to gently ease into it. It’s a no-brainer that the denim jacket is the most versatile piece of transitional outerwear and pretty much looks good on everybody. That being said, you can style these a number of ways. You can never go wrong pairing one with a casual button-up, dark chinos, and boots. I can say without a doubt that this will be one on my Autumn uniforms since it’s so easy to swap out pieces like the shirt, pants, and accessories for a different fit every day, but maintaining a similar vibe.
New season, so time to try out some new things. One piece I’ve wanted to try for a while is the kimono. In all honesty, I got this one right before summer started, but was weary of that fine line of cultural appreciation and appropriation. I have a vintage one from the 60s that I’ve never wore for that exact reason. The cut of this isn’t as traditional and it’s black so it looks like another layering piece. Speaking of walking thin lines, I styled this to be cozy and simple yet clean and stylized. (Not sure what that means either, I’m running on like 3 hours of sleep.) I think it’s pretty dope to “borrow” from other cultures, but it doesn’t take much to do a little googling and make sure you’re not accidentally being offensive. (The more you know….)
Remember that period of time in the 2000′s where everything in your fit had to match perfectly? I’m taking about a matching jacket, a matching fitted (remember those?!), and matching sneakers. While that might have been borderline tragic, it wasn’t that much a bad idea if you think about it. In moderation, color coordination can be pretty dope. I’ve had these sneakers for a while and didn’t post, even though I loved them. It wasn’t until I was doing my usual rounds at the thrift store and found this jacket, that I immediately knew I’d found the perfect pairing. While this is nice to do once in a while, I wouldn’t make this kind of look a usual thing. You don’t want to be known as the “matchy-matchy” guy. (Or maybe you do…It’ll probably get you more Instagram followers so do what you gotta do.)
Ed note: Shoutout to you if you get the double entendre in the post title. (If not you’re still cool, I suppose.)