It’s been a hot couple of days in south Texas, and this weekend has been no exception. When it comes to dressing for hotter days, I try to dress comfortably without sacrificing style. The rise of athleisure wear has made it possible!
To keep it cool on a Sunday, I kept it light with colors and fabric. I started my look with a pair of bleached denim joggers from Forever 21. Yes, I said denim, but the fabric is thin. I paired my joggers with a light tan PacSun scallop tee.
To top off my Sunday athleisure wear look, I added my Yeezy 500 blush sneakers. I was hesitant about copping these new Yeezys, but when they arrived at my door, I fell in love with them. I still need more pieces in my wardrobe to wear them with, but I recommend them!
It’s important to start comfortable during a hot day, but remember, you never have to sacrifice fashion!
It’s been gloomy weather for the past week, but the sun came out on a Sunday and of course, I had to enjoy it with an awesome streetwear inspired outfit and a sometime at the farmer’s market.
While I’ve been stuck wearing mostly sweaters and wool jackets, I decided the sunny day called for a denim jacket. I sported my American Eagle Outfitters denim jacket over my olive long sleeve shirt from Forever 21.
I decided to go with a denim on denim look, but went with a pair of distressed gray jeans from H&M instead of blue jeans. The gray complimented the color of my olive tee, and didn’t clash or compete with my jean jacket. And for walking with comfort I went with my Black and white Old Skool Vans.
My outfit was perfect for a stroll on a sunny day at the Pearl Brewery, which was amazing. While living in San Antonio, I haven’t spent much time at this awesome hub for family, food and fun, so it was a nice change from the usual.
We even grabbed some ramen for lunch. The spicy miso tantan-man ramen from Tenko Ramen didn’t disappoint! I’m definitely getting it again on my next trip to the Pearl.
It was a great way to end the week. I finally got to wear an outfit that didn’t have to consist of a sweater or a wool jacket, and I got to enjoy the sunny day surrounded by nice people enjoying the day too.
Last weekend was full of adventure, with a trip with friends to Austin for the Trail of Lights and a night out on Sixth Street that almost led to being kicked out of a bar (bartender’s fault) there wasn’t a dull moment. While the short trip to and from Austin was great, a stroll in the park enjoying a cold, sunny Saturday was a needed highlight.
Even though I’m not the biggest fan of the cold, I do my best to enjoy it. Especially, since I live in south Texas where it’s hot 85 percent of the year. While I tend to stay with darker shades, the sunny day on Saturday called for earthy colors in my wardrobe.
When putting my outfit together, I knew that layers was the way to go. I started with a denim button up and added my mustard colored wool sweater over it, both from DKNY. Since my button up was a lighter denim, I went with a darker denim for my pants.
For footwear, I decided to wear my dark brown Urban Outfitters Chelsea boots, because nothing screams cold weather like a nice pair of boots. To help top off my look, I layered my dark green bomber jacket from Tarjay (Target) to help keep me warm. And keep me warm, the jacket did!
With winter only a few days away, will you still be rocking earthy tones or darker tones?
I get excited every year when the cold weather arrives, because it is hot 364 days of the year in south Texas, and I have to enjoy that one day of cold. Okay, I’m slightly exaggerating, but it’s cold for just a few days. As the cold front comes in, I start wear the hoodies, sweaters and jackets that have been put away. I always say I don’t need anymore cold weather clothes, but I always end up buying something new. This year has been no exception.
A week before the Black Friday rush, I found myself doing some window shopping, and came upon my favorite store, DKNY. It had been awhile since I had stepped into the store, and in that first step I saw something I just had to have: a black velour hoodie.
Now to be totally honest, I have been hating on velour anything, but for some reason I fell in love with this velour hoodie at first sight. When I tried it on, it made me want it even more. I guess when your favorite brand does something you hate, you end up loving it.
I got the chance to wear my new velour hoodie over the weekend, and it was the perfect streetwear piece to add to my closet. I paired it with some light grey torn skinny jeans from H&M and my new pair of black and white Old Skool Vans.
The hoodie is great with or without an undershirt. If you plan on wearing an undershirt, try wearing a white or grey longline tee. The color will allow you to balance out the tones, while the length lets your undershirt be seen.
So the morale of this blog post is to never knock a trend without trying it out first!
When you think of spring fashion, many things come to mind: florals, bold colors, short-sleeves and sun glasses. But what about sports? In recent years, streetwear has grown, becoming popular not only on the streets, but in high-fashion and has gained some inspiration from sports.
My featured piece is a DKNY S/S 2015 baseball tee that was from the last S/S collection under the creative direction of Donna Karan. I’ve mentioned my love for the DKNY brand, and this is still one of my favorite pieces that I own from the legendary brand. It’s a perfect example of the sport infused streetwear we’ve come to know and love. In 2017, sport infused streetwear is still going strong. We see it in spring 2017 designer collections like Hilfiger Edition (rugby polos) and Calvin Klein Collection (football jerseys) to brands like Forever 21.
For my sport infused look, I paired my baseball tee and matching cap with some a streetwear must, torn skinny jeans from Zara. I went with black to match my color theme and layered my baseball tee on top of a white Gap v-neck to compliment the black, while matching the white in my converse.
If you haven’t added a sport infused piece to your spring wardrobe, I suggest giving it a try. Trust me when I say, you’ll be giving off those spring fashion vibes!
From capsule collection tees to Arizona tea bottle inspired sweatshirts, my April looks were pretty interesting! I started off with spring inspired looks and ended with a winter inspired look.
My ’90s black Guess oversized logo tee was my favorite piece for April. I had long strayed away from logo tees, but capsule collections just do it right. It might be that logo tees were huge in the ’90s and inspired looks from the decade are spot on. This piece is still available at Guess stores, and I still recommend it!
My DKNY perforated white sweater was a fashion risk that I’m happy I took. I love DKNY and they’ve truly stepped up their game in the streetwear department. I’ve made several other purchases since featuring the sweater, and I look forward to featuring them.
I finished out my April looks with a sweatshirt that tends to only make an appearance during the winter. However, a cold front came out of nowhere, and changed my planned outfit. Unlike the last time it was cold, I picked bright colors over dark.
As April comes to a close, I look forward to May and can’t wait share the looks I have in store.
In an interesting turn of events, we received a cold front this past weekend and it required a light sweater to get through the day. I mean it was a high of 67 degrees, which probably doesn’t feel that cold if you live in the north, but living in south Texas it’s considered a cold front.
The last time I was privy to this weather, I only figured it was fair to dress the mood. This time around I decided to stick to the time of the season and wear some color. I took out an old favorite of mine, an Urban Outfitters sweatshirt that always remind me of an Arizona tea bottle.
To help even out all the color my sweater was throwing out to the universe, I paired it with some black skinny jeans and my old faithful black converse. The black jeans and shoes allowed my sweater to make the statement while matching the black in my sweater.
I couldn’t have an outfit without a cap, an accessory that has become a signature in most of my recent looks. No, I’m not balding, I’ve just really been digging the way they add a little something to every look. I was originally going to wear a black cap, but figured all the black would be too much. Plus, the tan color complimented the sweater.
The cold front was fun while it lasted, but now it’s back to sunny days… or it is? I guess we’ll see if the weather has another plot twist in the near future. Until then, I’ll be planning outfits for hotter days.
When it comes to fashion, I try not to be a designer label snob. I rather spend a $100 on several shirts, instead of two. However, there is one label I’m willing to spend some good money on and that is DKNY. My love for the New York brand started at the tender age of 20 when I started working at my local DKNY. Six years later, I’m still in love with the brand.
It had been several months since I shopped at the one in San Marcos, but a few weeks I made a stop and fell in love with just about every piece for spring. The brand has really stepped up it’s look for men. Gone are the typical button ups and pants. I saw great outerwear, joggers and fashion sweaters and tees. I had to purchase several pieces, two of which I will share in this post.
Sweaters aren’t the first thing that come to mind for spring, but this white sweater is perfect for the season.The sweater is perforated all around, which let’s your body breathe during the hotter days of spring. Now, this piece isn’t for every man, but if you’re willing to show off some skin I suggest purchasing it. It’s perfect with matching shoes like I did, or perfect for balancing an all black look for a night out.
I paired my DKNY sweater with my DKNY gray joggers. The sales associates suggested that I try them on. I didn’t think much of them, but I really loved the way they looked when I put them on. They get a huge plus for the elastic at the cuff. You don’t have to worry about them falling down when having them up to your calves.
Everyone has that one brand they are willing to spend money on and DKNY happens to be mine. If you haven’t purchased clothes from the New York brand, I suggest making a trip to your nearest store. You won’t regret it!
Growing up in the 90s, I recall logo tees and designer jeans being the “in thing”. That trend has been making it’s comeback for the last few years. I see the old logo tees my older brother was rocking in the ’90s all over the place. From Tommy Hilfiger to Guess, you can’t escape it! And after making my most recent purchase, I’ll admit that I don’t want this trend to ever end!
As I was walking at my local mall, I saw this black Guess oversized logo tee that I needed in my life. When I tried it on, I fell in love. The look and fit was perfect!
This past weekend, I had to take my new shirt for a ride, and I had no regrets about making this purchase. I paired my oversized tee with a new pair of Zara torn skinny jeans, my favorite Chucks and my tan suede cap.
If you’re into oversized tee like me, I recommend adding this throwback into your collection. As a ’90s kid, I’m loving this trend, and you can expect to see me rocking it throughout the season.
Now, let me find the perfect pair of acid jeans!
As winter ended and spring began, my looks for the month went from layers to tees. Here’s a look back at my March looks.
This pink tropical print bomber from Forever 21 gave me life! I’m still obsessed with it. Here’s to hoping that spring nights stay cool, so that I am able to wear it.
If my memory serves me well, this picture was taken on the last cold day of March. At least I got to wear my cool “Kanye” sweater.
Talk about another piece that gave me life. This muertos printed relaxed short sleeve button up camp shirt from PacSun will be seeing lots of action in the coming months. The material is perfect for a hot day, and the print is just so rad!
My final look for the month will be my uniform, torn jeans and cool tees!
As March comes to a close, I look forward to April and can’t wait share the looks I have in store.