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The New Neutrals

Mauve Is The Move

When it comes to neutrals, it’s easy to get stuck on the black/white/grey train of thought but if you think outside the box for a second you’ll see there’s many more options out there. There’s tan, for instance, but maybe not as obvious is the idea of muted pastels. When worn properly, these softer shades of their brighter counterparts can achieve an effect that’s just as sophisticated as a monochromatic black/white look. For this outfit I experimented with a multicolored neutral palette of beige, white, and mauve. If I was wearing a pair of purple or lavender pants that would be doing the most, but by choosing a faded shade of purple with grey tones (like mauve) I’m creating a more subtle approach to color in the outfit. As a result, the pants are more versatile for pairing with different colors in your wardrobe. So as you can see, utilizing muted pastel tones in your wardrobe can help you achieve a sleek, minimal, and monochromatic look without resorting to the predictable grayscale neutrals everyone’s used to.

Wearing:

A.P.C. (Similar) Jacket //  Topman Shirt  //  Topman Trousers  // Dr. Marten (1461 Mono) Shoes

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A Nod To Mod

Because Black, White, And Geometric Will Always Be In Style

I’ve been in love with baggy, oversized clothes lately so it’s been a while since I’ve shimmied into a pair of skinny pants, but when I saw these trousers it was basically a done deal. The bold geometric print was giving me 60s mod feels so I played that up in a form-fitting black and white look that was signature to that style. More so, I’m revisiting my lurve of turtlenecks. I’ve busted mine out a bit earlier than I did last year but they’re a great layering piece and perfect for the chill that just came over NYC. They look great under blazers and bombers and it doesn’t look Iike I’ll be retiring them from my closet any time soon.

Wearing:

MKI Miyuki-Zoku Polo //  Uniqlo Turtleneck  //  Topman Trousers  // Dr. Marten (1461 Mono) Shoes

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An Outfit Mom Would Approve Of

Clean & Classic FTW

A wise man once said, “Stuntin-Stuntin is a habit" but even the numba one stunna needs a day off. When I’m not romping around in ridiculous onesies or crazy prints, I often try to scale back and keep it simple. For this OOTD, I stuck with the classics - a striped polo, slim dark denim, and a comfortable suede cap toe. For once, I think my parents would approve of my outfit choice…

Wearing:

French Connection Polo //  Express Jeans  //  Florsheim Shoes Shoes  // Daniel Wellington Watch

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Paul Bunyan, Style Icon?

Because Lumberjack Is The Look

Year after year, fall flannel, boots, and dark denim are wardrobe staples that never seem to go out of style. I put my own spin on the classic “lumberjack” look by wearing some baggy jeans (so #obsessed with loose jeans btw) and a snapback. So basically I’m channeling Paul Bunyan, but with a selfie stick instead of an axe. Hey, whatever works yanno?

Wearing:

Denim & Supply Vest  //  Katin Shirt  //  Armani Exchange Jeans  //  Helm Boots  //  EXPRESS Henley  //  Katin Snapback

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PatchWERK, Part 2

Revisiting My Love For Patchwork Denim

Same jeans, new outfit. Last spring I wore this same pair of jeans which you can see in my post HERE, and while doing my seasonal closet reorganization I rediscovered them buried under a pile of dark denim and knew I wanted to find a way to incorporate them into my fall rotation. I paired them with a lightweight quilted tweed jacket and a chambray shirt to bring some fall textures into the mix and accessorized with another old favorite of mine, my patchwork Japanese fabric scarf. Hmm, are you picking up on a theme here? As the weather gets cooler, rethinking my summer staples to make them fall-appropriate is something I’m going to try to do more.

Wearing:

Denim & Supply Vest  //  Denim & Supply Shirt  //  KOTO Jeans  //  Florsheim Shoes Boots  //  Kiriko Scarf  //  Coach Beanie

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