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We are a couple days away from fall and you can slowly start to feel the weather getting cooler in south Texas. As the weather starts to change, so does the fashion. My typical fall fashion usually consist of neutral colors, plaid shirts and torn denim. However, there is one trend I’m jumping on and that is florals.

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Florals have become the norm when is comes to spring fashion, but are starting to find themselves in fall fashion, and I am here for it! Last week, I made my monthly stop at Zara for some shopping. I didn’t have anything specific that I was looking for, but then I came upon these torn skinny jeans with roses embroidered on them. At first sight, I fell in love and knew I had to try them on.

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They ended up fitting perfectly, so I bought them! I just loved how the embroidered roses and leaves were as detailed as can be, and how it really complimented the torn denim.

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I ended up finding myself wearing my new jeans throughout the entire weekend. These jeans really complimented my style. I enjoy wearing a basic tee, and the embroidered jeans allow my outfit to pop!

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For this look, I paired my jeans with a PacSun heathered gray boxed t-shirt and wrapped a Forever 21 plaid shirt around my waist, which gave my look a 90s vibe. For accessories, I added a necklace to help accent my basic tee, and my Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer sunnies to help keep the sun out of my eyes. I finished off the look with my hi-top white leather Converse.

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If you’re a guy who isn’t big on florals or embroidery, I suggest that you take a risk. Especially if you are into basic, the floral embroidery will make your outfit a pop, plus you’ll be on trend!

 

 

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August Look Book

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Last week, I had the opportunity to feature an editorial collaboration with Canali on my blog. It was a great opportunity with one of the great luxury menswear brands. If you have read it, check it out!

Due to my collaboration, I had to stall my usual monthly look book to this week, so here it is. For the month of August, my looks were all about plaid. With fall just around the corner, my looks were a nod to the cooler weather to come.

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For my first look, I was off to an evening at the museum. I needed an outfit that was relaxed, so I went for a layered look. I paired my PacSun heathered beige long line tee with my Urban Outfitters plaid shirt. Since it was hot that day, it only made sense to have my plaid shirt act as a layer, instead of buttoning it up. Next, I added my stylish Zara distressed jeans and my New Balance shoes, which allowed me comfort for walking without sacrificing style, because New Balance are the epitome of style comfort.

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My second look of the month mixed streetwear with loafers. As high fashion slowly becomes intertwined with street fashion, we’ve seen items like dress shoes and distressed denim become paired. For my look, I paired my Forever 21 plaid shirt and Zara distressed denim with some Sam Edelman loafers. I really felt the loafers paired well with my streetwear infused style. I had made an effort to stay away from loafers, but the tan suede is what sold me!

We are a couple of days away from the official day of fall, but I’m slowly beginning to feel the weather changing. I’m excited for the cooler temperatures, and I can’t wait to share my September looks with you!

Streetwear and Loafers

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If it hasn’t been obvious by now, streetwear is my favorite go-to style. I live for a good plaid shirt and torn denim combination. While the latter has recently been a stable of mine, it’s been pretty hot to wear a buttoned up plaid shirt. For the rare cool summers evenings, a plaid shirt is perfect for layering over a thin tee.

A cool Wednesday evening saw me being able to enjoy my favorite red and black plaid shirt from Forever 21. I love the color combination, because it reminds me of fall, a season that’s just a few weeks away. You can say my look is an early welcome to fall.

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I paired my plaid shirt with light wash skinny fit torn jeans from Zara. The light color denim and torn jeans complimented the darker tones in my shirt, while still giving my look some summer vibes.

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Now when it comes to a summer streetwear look, it’s become standard to pair it with sneakers or even boots. However, dress shoes and loafers have found themselves intertwined into streetwear. That’s why I decided to pair my new Sam Edelman tan suede loafers with my streetwear attire. Tan suede is all the rage when it comes to chelsea boots that I’ve seen paired with streetwear looks. Going the loafers route can be a nicer alternative for the hot days of summer, plus they can provide comfort without sacrificing style.

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If you haven’t added loafers or dress shoes to your streetwear look, I suggest giving it a try. The best thing about fashion is mix and matching streetwear and high-fashion, that’s why I love it!

 

A Night at the Museum

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This has been a month of changes. As I begin to learn and grow as an adult in my personal and professional life, I’ve realized that my happiness is important. This blog is one of the many things that make me happy. My love for fashion is the reason I created Guy Love Fashion. Thank you to everyone who take the time to read my blog.

To help get me out of my rut, my boyfriend and I took a trip to the San Antonio Museum of Art on Tuesday for their free admission night. The museum is one of my favorite places to go, because it allows me an opportunity to escape reality for a while, and get lost in the art that is displayed.

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A casual, relaxing night at the museum called for a casual, relaxing outfit. I wore a scallop short-sleeve tee from PacSun perfect for the summer heat and layered it with my favorite Urban Outfitters plaid shirt. Yes, I know this plaid shirt was featured in my throwback post from two weeks ago, but it truly is a staple in my wardrobe. The light shades are perfect for summer!

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I paired the light shades with my favorite dark torn jeans from Zara and my New Balance shoes to match my shirts. My torn jeans gave my legs the opportunity to breathe in the humid evenings, while my shoes allowed me comfort for walking in the museum and outside in the courtyard.

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I enjoyed my time at the museum. It allowed me to unwind and ease my mind from some of the things on my mind. If you live in San Antonio and haven’t visited SAMA, I suggest you make a visit.

My July Look Book

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This hot month was all about going against the norm. I was dressed in black and wore an anorak. Yeah, I’ve never been one for practical fashion. However, toward the end of the month the hot weather got the best of me, and I had to go for a look that wouldn’t have me dying from the heat.

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My first featured look was all about my DKNY white anorak. This buy from one of my favorite brands was perfect for summer! The perforated sleeves were an obvious stand out for me, giving it a much more fashion forward look compared to others I had seen.

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My second look featured my favorite color and a cool thrift find from Buffalo Exchange. Black isn’t a practical color to wear during the hot days, but it’s just perfect to wear. And pairing my look with a new suede button up made for an outfit that’s probably best left for summer nights.

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My final look for the month highlighted after work attire perfect for the summer heat. I paired my Topman tee and Urban Outfitters sunflower printed short sleeve button up with some joggers for a perfect outfit that’s ready for hanging out with friends after work. Oh, let’s not forget my cool but comfy New Balance shoes!

With July coming to a close, I’m hoping that August isn’t painfully hot. I can’t wait to start sharing my August looks with you!

 

 

After Work Attire!

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After a long day at work, nothing feels better than taking of the work wear and slipping into something more comfortable. Of course, if you have plans to meet some friends for after work plans you might need to forget the sweats and wear something that won’t have people questioning your fashion sense.

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With the days getting hotter, you might consider summer apparel that borders on leisure wear without making you seem like your ready for bed. For the hotter days, I’ll out switch my signature torn jeans look for jogger or shorts. In this case, I wore some acid wash jogger from Forever 21 for some subway and walking at the park with my boyfriend.

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It became acceptable to integrate joggers into your casual wear a few years ago, and it’s a fashion choice I pick to stay cool. Add a (Topman) tee and layer it with a (Urban Outfitters) short sleeve button up shirt and you have the perfect summer look!

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Think my outfit is too casual for after work plans? Switch out denim looking joggers for some khaki or navy joggers. Pair them with darker tone tees and button up shirts for after work attire that’s ready for dinner and/or drinks with friends.

 

A Thrift Shop Find

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After a hectic time last week, I was looking forward to a relaxing weekend. Of course, relaxing to me involves being out and about in San Antonio. With my promise to become a penny pincher, my boyfriend and I settled on a date at the movies to watch Spider-Man Homecoming. If you haven’t watched it, I suggest you put it on your watch list for the weekend. The story and cast were perfect. As a fan of Andrew Garfield, I must admit this version was superior to the two previous incarnations (my opinion. Lol).

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Along with finding penny pinching things to do, like going to the park. I am also trying to be smarter with my clothing purchases. I’ve recently started enjoying the wonders of thrifting. Yes, I’ve made thrift purchases, but majority of the times I’d find myself going to a thrift store and always feeling like I could never find anything.

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Now, I’ve been heading to thrift stores with an open mind, and have found some great items similar to what I would find at the mall. The money saving part makes me so happy! I find myself liking three or four items and my purchase coming out to less than $20.

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One of my recent purchases from Buffalo Exchange was a camel colored long sleeve suede shirt. The awesome thing about this purchase was that I’ve been looking for the exact kind of shirt from retailers online. However, they would always end up being $55 to $150, which was crazy to me. I ended up buying it for only $4.50.

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I had seen several look books with suede shirts and thought it was perfect for putting over tees or tying around my waist (like in the photo). It’s great piece for my streetwear looks, like the outfit I wore this past Saturday. I paired my suede shirt with an all black look with jeans from Zara, a PacSun tee, my black and white Converse and DKNY cap.

This shirt was definitely a thrift store treasure, and I will continue to look at thrift stores for items I want before heading to a mall.