You’d think that at this point in my life I’d try to actively not wear sweatpants on a daily basis, but NAH. I will say though that my style has “elevated” a tad since I first wrote about being a cozy boy a couple of years ago. Slowly, but surely I’m embracing minimalism so the average pair of sweats won’t cut it. I personally love these trousers from Kenneth Cole because the fit, feel, and style are all on point. (I’m also a sucker for a good tuxedo stripe.) The next time you go to buy a pair of joggers try for something in a black, navy, or dark gray. To be super low-key opt for cuffs that don’t bunch at the bottom. (It makes a huge difference., I promise.)
I refuse to let the heat kill my vibe. In an effort to not pass out in the middle of the street, you still can’t be wearing all the same pieces from winter. (Or at least in the same way.) As always linen or linen blends are your friend if you want to wear something that’s usually heavy like a bomber or longline shirt. (Don’t make any sudden movements though because you will wrinkle easy af.) Cropped trousers and loose pants are also a go-to of mine when not wearing shorts. At the end of the day, you can do whatever you want because the temperature shouldn’t dictate your fly.
[Ed note: I am not responsible for your hospital bill if you're sent to the ER for heat exhaustion.]
My favorite part about having a blog and reading it is that I can all myself out. Remember when I said I’d stop wearing blues head to toe? Well I lied. If it ain broke don’t fix it and if the denim jacket is poppin’ then buy it. (Words to live by, friends.) I’ll elaborate in another post, but I’ll be leaving in slouchy trousers that waterfall over my shoes all season. (That is when I’m no wearing my unhemmed skinny jeans.) When in doubt think dad vibes. It’s all about dad vibes. (But like cool and with clothes that are way more expensive looking.)
I have several sartorial allegiances. By glancing at the blog you can tell those include: my commitment to wearing hats 95% of the time, dedication to a cozy boy lifestyle and finally my love of monochromatic outfits. As for the last part if I’m not in all black I tend to be in all blue even though I just discovered how wonderful camel looks on my skin tone. (More on the latter in another post.) I’ve mentioned it time and time again, but the key to nailing this look is making sure your hues work with each other and doesn’t look like you tried to go with one tone and you missed the nail on the head. For this specific look, I added to white accents to make it look a little lighter. It also doesn’t hurt that I’m dressed like I belong in a Gentry lookbook.