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?)
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.
Wearing: Jacket: J.Hilburn| Vest: French Connection| Shirt: Asos| Pants: Express| Sneakers: Asics via JD Sports Hat: Katin| Tie: Vintage| Socks: Richer Poorer
I constantly joke about being a twentysomething millennial who has no business sporting suits on the daily. IRL I work in a creative industry that allows me to dress however I want. (Currently writing this while wearing double denim, timbs, and a snapback.) As of recent I’ve noticed a lot of my blogging peers go head first into the world of suiting which I think is dope but realistically I’m just not about that life. How am I suppose to jump on couches while rapping along to Kanye in the club while wearing a double breasted sports coat? That being said I tried to blend those two worlds together in this look. A little dapper, a little street, and a lot of steeze. My biggest tip for pairing sneakers and suiting is to keep the colors neutral if you want to fly under radar, but still have all the old heads at the office jealous you can pull off a fit like that.
While some people find it frustrating to get dressed for the temperamental temperatures, I take it on the chin. I enjoy a challenge. Personally I think everyone dresses more interesting when they’re forced to layer instead of throw on a tank and some shorts. (Summer is coming eventually y’all!) I really dig this outfit because it incorporates some of my favorite things: double denim, fly kicks, a wrapped flannel, and topped off with a classic bucket. If you’re going to hate the weather,you might as well do so in a dope outfit that you love.