Oh look! I’m wearing an outfit with structure that doesn’t involve a pair of denim. Since I work in a creative field most of my clients are pretty cool with my laid back style on a day to day basis, but I like to dress it up a tad for an important meeting or presentation. This is an accurate represenaion of what I’d wear when tryinf to get a grasp on business casual: a blazer, cool sweater, and tailored trousers. Maybe I’m still drunk on youth (and privilege I suppose) , but I don’t think I’ll conform to cookie cutter office dressing for a while. That being said, some fun addtions like a colored beanie or intersting lapel pin are some simple ways to show off your presonailty without taking away from the clean cut aesthetic.
Alright class, please take your seats. I’m Professor Joseph and I’ll be instructing Advanced Layering 202 this semester. By now you already know the basics of dressing up for winter. I mean anyone can throw a sweater over a shirt and perhaps a vest if they’re feeling adventurous. Personally, I’m more of a jacket on jacket type of guy. (Aka obnoxious) The key to mastering to pieces of outerwear is to make sure they compliment and not counteract each other. In laymen’s terms get your fit, length, and materials right before you go outside looking like a goodwill bin. (Wait actually that sounds pretty cool…brb)
I really appreciate raingear making a comeback in #menswear. While you may be shaking your head at your screen, remind yourself that the Cool Teens on the L train (who you’re afraid of) were not wearing anoraks two years ago. I always recommend making a statement with your outerwear and today is no different. Sure you can own a dark raincoat when it actually pours, but pull out a colored or printed jacket to flex. I decided to pair this baby blue joint from Stutterheim with a buisness casual/holiday party look since it is tis the season. (lol I don’t really know what business casual is.) Since you’re still reading (hopefully) I also highly suggest opting for the oversized knits this season to keep you warm while also accunating that you’re getting thicc for winter.
I decided to pair this baby blue joint from Stutterheim with a buisness casual/office look since it is this season. (lol I don’t really know what business casual is.)
And just like that we’re back to my dandy phase. I joked about it a couple weeks ago on Instagram, but I don’t see anything wrong with flexing that peacock muscle. (In moderation, of course.) While I traded my bow ties for bucket hats a long time ago, I still think casual dressing can still be elevated. (I hate the word btw.) I based my look around this amazing cardigan because…cmon. Think Richie Cunningham with the swagger of The Fonz. That being said, I paired the sweater with a patterned shirt to give the look some depth. Also added some mustard chinos because #FallAesthic and these Timberland dress boots that I’ve been wearing almost everyday since they go with almost anything. (Also they have a side zip which makes getting dressed v. easy before 9am.) Lesson of the day: wear what you want, you’ll be aight.