Streetwear for the cool evening

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As I’ve transitioned into a new job position with a new employer, I’ve sadly been mia from my blog. However, I am back with some new content!

This past weekend a cold front came into town, and I immediately took that a sign to bring out the fall/winter clothes. I mean, I always stock up clothing for the cooler days, but living in south Texas, those days take some time to get here.

To enjoy the weather, my boyfriend and I headed to the park on Sunday evening. It felt so good to enjoy a stroll without sweating from the get go.

While I traditionally like to stick to the earthy colors of fall, I wanted to rock my cool Forever 21 mint-colored anorak. I was obsessed with it when I bought it in the summer. However, it just wasn’t realistic to wear it in the 100 degree weather.

I paired my anorak with my light wash torn skinny jeans from Zara. It only made sense to keep my look on the brighter side of things with lighter colors. That’s why I ended up pairing my anorak with light jeans and my white leather Converse.

Even though my look didn’t have any earthy tones to it, I loved it! It’s always good to break the fashion rules, plus it’s better when you stand out a little.

Well, until next time!✌🏻

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Spring Into The Workplace

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Sports shirt and cardigan-DKNY

Chinos-Topman

Wingtip oxford shoes-Stacy Adams

 

For the working man that’s in the office 9 to 5, there isn’t a big change in the wardrobe for Spring. Sure you lose the long pea coat, gloves, and scarf, but you still have to look presentable. Well here are some tips on how to Spring into the workplace in style.

Spring means warmer days, so switch the nice tailored dress shirt for a sports shirt. A sports shirt comes in a variety of fabrics: linen, chambray, oxford, or denim. The plus side on wearing one of these is that they aren’t perfectly tailored to your body, so you won’t feel uncomfortable in the heat. DKNY offers sports shirts in a variety of fabric and prints for their Spring collection.

Instead of topping off your sports shirt with a blazer, go with a lightweight linen sweater. Banana Republic has a variety of sweaters that can help dress up your sports shirt.

Most of us can’t get away with using shorts in the workplace, so what’s an alternative to dress pants? One word, chinos! Chinos are lightweight and made of twill fabric that are perfect for the warmer days. Topman offers a variety of colors, giving you more options for your wardrobe.

Finally, when it comes to the oxfords, monks, or cap toes you used for Fall and Winter they can usually transition into your Spring wardrobe. Instead of pairing them with long dress socks, lose them, roll up your chinos, and show some ankle.

If you haven’t added any Spring-worthy pieces to your wardrobe, be sure to check out the links I provided. Remember, it’s okay to add prints and patterns to your wardrobe, it is Spring after all.

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Stay classy, mi amigos!

 

DKNY Goes To The Ball Game

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From season to season DKNY has done a great job of combining street wear and formalwear. This Spring 2015, we see the DKNY men collection combine baseball button up shirts with suits and slacks. After looking at pictures of the collection’s London premiere last year, I knew that I had to buy one of the baseball shirts.

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DKNY Baseball Shirt-$95

 

I own several pieces from DKNY, but this has to be my favorite piece. The one thing I like about this piece is that you can dress it up or dress it down. Pair it with your favorite denim and Chucks, like I did, or wear a nice pair of chinos and add a blazer over it.

This is a standout piece in the Spring collection, so I suggest visiting DKNY and buying one before they are gone.

Tell me what you think about the DKNY baseball shirt and the rest of the DKNY men SS15 collection in the comments below.

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Stay classy, mi amigos!

 

Graffiti Park

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This past week I got some much needed leisure time in the wonderful city of Austin. I went down famous South Congress street, ate at Hopdoddy Burger Bar, and for the first time visited Graffiti Park at Castle Hills.

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It was a beautiful sunny day in the high 60s, so the first time in a month I was able to wear just a white Gap V-neck. I paired it with some grey torn jeans from H&M, and my new pair of Chelsea boots from Aldo. Towards the evening I added my faux leather Zara bomber jacket to keep warm.

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For accessories I wore a necklace from Aldo and a Topman felted wool hat I got from Nordstrom. The highlight of my day is when a gentleman in a band offered to buy my hat from me. It’s always a good thing when someone offers to buy an item from your outfit.

Be sure to check out Nordstrom and get yourself a felted wool hat. I’m sure you’ll receive lots of compliments and offers to buy your hat as well.

Stay classy, mi amigos!

 

Flashback Friday

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FullSizeRender-6This winter has been pretty crazy, and with the groundhog having seen its shadow, looks like it will be cold a little while longer. I figured I’d do a Flashback Friday to sunnier days!

This was a picture from spring two years ago, I wore a DKNY button up, Zara man cuffed chinos, and made it casual with some Supra shoes. Here is hoping that come Spring Break, we will have sunny days to enjoy at the beach, lake, or a water park.

Until next time, stay class mi amigos!

 

The Tie Bar!

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Aside from shoes, skinny ties are my other guilty pleasure. Skinny ties have become a staple in men’s fashion for quite some time. A skinny tie will usually range 1-2 1/2 inches in width compared to the 3-3 1/2 inch ties.

I find that the skinny tie is far more versatile than the 3 inch ties. Not only can you wear a skinny tie with a slim fit suit, but with a button up and a pair of jeans.

Now to finish up that casual look for Friday at the workplace add on a funky tie bar.

I snagged this polka dot skinny tie and glasses tie bar from The Tie Bar. This is a great website that delivers quality and has grown in popularity thanks to GQ. I recommend checking their website and looking at their wide variety of ties and tie bars.

Until next time my friends, stay classy!

-Tie/Tie Bar-The Tie Bar

-Dress Shirt-Calvin Klein

-Jacket/Slacks-Zara

-Shoes-Converse

Rethink Essentials!

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Today, I bring you a look from this past Saturday. My weekend consisted of two trips to San Antonio, one to see Bianca Del Rio, Courtney Act, and Michelle Visage in The Rocky Horror Show and another to enjoy the River Walk and shop. Now enough of my weekend, let’s get to Saturday’s look!

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Polo-Forever 21

Black Denim-Forever 21

Chelsea Boots-Hawkings McGill from Urban Outfitters

Sunnies-Ray-Ban

Watch-DKNY

This is an easy look to sport,I know majority of guys look at a t-shirt and sneakers as casual. However, a polo can be an essential as well, my suggestion is to go for a fashion polo and not your typical logo polo. Wearing one of those will get you lost in a sea of preppy boys. No hate to the preppy look, but it has been beaten to a pulp this summer.

I paired my polo with some black denim. Black denim will do what the typical blue denim can’t, it makes your casual look better! If you don’t like wearing chinos, then black denim is perfect, you don’t have to relinquish your love for denim, just change up the color.

Finally my boots! I have posted about Chelsea boots before and have shown outfits to wear them with. This post shows you exactly how they look on a person. If just looking at how they look paired with my outfit doesn’t convince you to buy a pair, I’ll give you a few reasons:

  • Winter is coming and a pair of boots will keep your feet warm.
  • You will get compliments from everyone.
  • That guy or girl you like will probably notice you.
  • They are awesome!
  • They will make you look even hotter!

I know some of those reasons are laughable, but I’m serious when I say that they are just the perfect boot for any occasion. Dress them up or down, you will never know when to take them off and that is a good thing! Rethink essentials and add a fashion polo and some black or even grey denim to your casual look.

Hope my outfit inspires you to try a similar look, stay classy my friends!