Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2015

   Happy holidays and happy New Year everyone! I want to start off this post by saying thank you to everyone who reads the posts and supports me. I just started this blog a couple of months ago and it is crazy to see how many of you read it. Can’t wait to see where 2015 takes us.

   For New Years, I really wanted to dress up but keep it casual as well.  The top half of my outfit was the more dressy part with a classic navy blazer with a white dress shirt. On the bottom, I wore black-waxed denim to highlight the contrast of the blazer/dress shirt and brown suede Chelsea boots to give it a more casual, street feel while complementing the color palate.  The Chelsea boots also break up the colors and adds character to the fit (instead of a black dress shoe). I put on a tan scarf to give the outfit a 'pop' (since it is predominantly dark colors) and tie it all together. It also didn’t hurt that it kept me warm in this bitter weather *laughs*

   I hope everyone enjoys bringing in the New Year!







Blazer: H&M
Shirt: Calvin Klein
Jeans: Kill City
Boots: H&M
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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Match

   
   Maybe it’s just me, but I was always taught to not ‘over match’ the same colors. We all know or have seen that person before; they have a blue hat with a blue logo on their shirt and blue shoes. It's tacky. Even though I have always stood by this, I broke my rule and tried it out for once. I wore a heather grey t-shirt from John Elliott and grey jeans from Topman. I kept the rest of the outfit black to break up the grey and keep it from overpowering the outfit.
   
   Not gonna lie… this was pretty fun. Let me know what you think of this outfit!








Coat: ASOS
Hoodie: OAK 
T-Shirt: John Elliott
Jeans: Topman
Boots: Timberland


Photos by: Collin Kearby

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Let It Snow

FINALLY my prayers have been answered… it has finally snowed.

   Within the first few seconds of the snowfall, I began to realize how much I didn’t miss it. (I also realized how unprepared I am for the upcoming weather conditions) I was looking through my closet and realized the only waterproof coat I own is the H&M trench coat that I have previously worn. A couple of people have told me that I couldn’t wear this coat because I already had a post with it. Let me tell you something… they’re wrong. One of the things I love about fashion is that you can reuse different pieces and style them in different ways; you don’t have to keep buying new clothes all the time. That’s the fun of it! For example, I added a hood to this trench and removed the belt to make it more of a jacket. Then I added some greys, blacks and layered with a white shirt to break up the predominantly dark color pallet.





Beanie: Carhartt
Jacket: H&M
Cardigan: Zara
T-Shirt: Acne Studios
Jeans: Kill City
Boots: Timberland

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Golden Hour

   I’m not sure if I’ve said it enough, but I love overcoats. As I walked through Carl Schurz Park on this beautiful/bitter cold day, this jacket from Topman kept me from becoming an ice cube. I love the silhouette and fit of this jacket and it also adds some color into my monochromatic outfits. I wore all black with leather accessories to compliment the black buttons and also bring out and make the tan color really pop.

   If you want to be warm and not wear thousands of layers, I’d invest in heat/thermal clothing. I have been receiving some questions on Tumblr regarding what brands I purchase from and if they truly work. Currently, I wear Uniqlo’s HeatTech clothing and it is the best purchase I could have made this winter. For the price point they offer, it is a no-brainer to pick up some shirts and pants. It works just as good and even better than some of the other more expensive brands. It is the key for surviving the cold and is helping me not look like the Michelin Man this winter.








Jacket: Topman
T-Shirt: Uniqlo
Jeans: Saint Laurent 
Shoes: Balenciaga
Gloves: Bloomingdales


Photos By: Collin Kearby
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Monday, December 1, 2014

The First

How was everyone’s thanksgiving?!

   It’s the first day of December and it is gorgeous out. Oddly enough, it’s not snowing nor is it freezing. I took this opportunity to bust out one of my favorite pieces, a denim jacket. A denim jacket is so versatile to have in your wardrobe. You can wear it in any season, layer it with cardigans, sweaters and flannels etc. and can be worn with any style. I took a step away from black and wore grey jeans to compliment the color palate. I added silver jewelry and rolled up the bottom to give an overall modern and clean look.







Jacket: Asos
Shirt: Asos
Jeans: Topman
Watch: Vintage 
Sunglasses: Rayban
Shoes: Adidas Stan Smith

Photos by: Danielle D'Ambrosio
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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Denim, Denim, Denim


   If you know me, or look at 99% of my outfits, you can see I never wear blue jeans. Maybe it’s the New Yorker in me, but I’d rather wear black. I switched up my rotation and wore a pair of skinny blue jeans from Topman. The good side to Topman is that they aren’t too expensive and have a similar fit to what I would prefer. I kept the rest of the outfit simple with a biker aesthetic and wore a leather jacket and black chelsea boots.

   It’s a process to find the right pair of jeans. It has to fit a certain way, be a certain color, the right size etc. To satisfy these needs it can cost upwards of $200 just to find the perfect pair. Some of my favorite brands for jeans are APC, BLK DNM and Saint Laurent. For less expensive jeans, Topman and H&M are perfect. In my opinion Saint Laurent has the best jeans out right now. They have the perfect fit and amazing quality.




Sunglasses: Ray-Ban
Jacket: Topman
Sweater: Margiela
Jeans: Topman
Shoes: H&M











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Friday, November 14, 2014

Times Are Changing

   Today was the first day where I actually felt like it was the beginning of the change from cold to well, freezing. Even though my hands, ears and face were numb and red, it was a beautiful day in Central Park. I wore a casual outfit, mixing some menswear and street style pieces. I had on a black wool overcoat from ASOS, a off white sweater from Zara, and black Balenciaga Arenas.


   Also, I wanted to talk about wool for a second since I've been getting questions on winter clothing. “Wool's scaling and crimp make it easier to spin the fleece by helping the individual fibers attach to each other, so they stay together. Because of the crimp, wool fabrics have greater bulk than other textiles, and they hold air, which causes the fabric to retain heat.” According to Wikipedia. There’s only so many layers you can put on to retain body heat, so basically, wool is going to be a vital part in keeping you warm this winter. Definitely something to invest in! 








Sunglasses: Louis Vuitton
Sweater: Zara
Jacket: Asos
Jeans: Kill City
Shoes: Balenciaga

Photos By: Collin Kearby
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