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This Is My Version Of Subtle

An OOTD From Amsterdam 

I guess my brain must be missing the less-is-more filter because apparently my idea of subtle still involves shiny fabrics and bright colors. To my defense, at least I stuck to all solids instead of any print on print combos. Seeee! Subtle right? Anyway, questionable color choices aside, there’s still quite a few things I really love about this outfit. First of all there’s the simplicity of the white shirt. When you’re used to a lot of prints, it’s sometimes easy to forget that a crisp, clean white button down can make just as big a statement as any bold pattern. I also love the juxtaposition of the dressier trousers with a more casual sports sandal. I mean granted the sandals are a glittery gold, but the idea of mixing the two separate styles in a way that still works and is comfortable (bonus points!) could be a fun way to experiment with clothes in your wardrobe. And lastly, there’s the silver jacket. When you add such a loud piece like this to your closet - you’re kinda like wait, why did I do this again - but now I’m finding that it’s actually proving to be very versatile. On its own it can be pretty flashy but if you tone it down with a pair of black or white pants, it becomes almost as neutral as wearing a non-shimmery shade of grey. 

On another note, the pictures were taken during a recent trip to Amsterdam. I took the day to explore the EYE which is a film museum. Oddly enough, I spent most of my time outside admiring the architecture of the building than I did inside exploring the exhibits.

(Shot this in Amsterdam at the EYE film museum. Be sure to follow me on Instagram @oh_anthonio for more photos of my Amsterdam experience!)

Wearing:

Boohoo Jacket  //  Calvin Klein Shirt  //  ASOS Trousers  //  Teva x Opening Ceremony Sandals  //  Gant Rugger Sunglasses

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1, 2, 3, 4 I Don’t Even Know The Score

The Non-Sportsfan’s Guide To Wearing A Jersey 

Remember the days when wearing sports jersey’s were reserved for people actually playing sports or when it was socially acceptable to wear them for big games like the Super Bowl? Well it seems like jersey’s have become kind of a trend now for the every day so as long as that’s happening let’s discuss some do’s and don’ts before jumping on the bandwagon.

DON’T wear the jersey for a team or player you don’t actually know. Literally nothing is more annoying/embarrassing than getting mistaken as a fellow sportsfan by some bar bro and having to explain that you don’t actually watch the sport and just liked the colors because they matched your outfit.

DO wear a Jordan 23 jersey because ever since Miley we no longer have to pretend we care about basketball to cut our Jordan jersey into a crop top and wear it to the clurb.

DON’T ever borrow your older brother’s/boyfriend’s/husband’s limited edition, autographed, sports jersey and cut into a crop top to wear to the clurb.

DO buy a “fashion” jersey aka mesh tank, mesh crop top, from whatever fashion retailer fits your budget.

And most importantly, DON’T …like literally never… set foot into a sporting goods store to buy an actual/“authentic”/licensed sports jersey. 

Wearing:

Boohoo Shirt  //  Hudson Jeans Denim  //  Converse x John Varvatos Sneakers  //  Ambig Hat

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All Black Everything Struttin is a habit

Bringing Back Black

The Answer To All Your “What To Wear” Dilemmas 

Let’s face it, you probably go through the “what-am-I-gonna-wear” struggle at least a few times a week, and for me it usually results in the same outcome: just wear black. Now that summer’s finally heating up - it actually means it’s time to forget about summer and start shopping for Fall (fashun’s like so random) and the first thing on your shopping list should be a pair of black skinny jeans. They will literally be your savior anytime you don’t know what to wear because black is always in style and will pretty much go with anything in your closet. For this outfit, I test drove a pair of new black Express skinnies #EXPRESSJEANS and paired them with - you guessed it - more black! I really love how they fit nice and snug but without being skin tight for that perfect balance of style and comfort. Definitely put these jeans on your must-have list.

Wearing:

Express Jacket  //  Express Shirt  //  Express Alec Super Skinny Jean  //  Florsheim Shoes

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This post was written as a part of my collaboration with Express. All photos were taken by Justin and edited by me.

Cut Me Some Slack

Reclaiming The Boyfriend Jean Because They Were Ours To Begin With

The ladies may have stolen our baggy jeans and called them “boyfriend” jeans, but you know what, I think it’s time we take them back. That’s right - let’s reclaim baggy jeans for us guys. The 80s and 90s might have given them a bad rap, but this roomy alternative to skinny jeans is a great way to mix things up and give your legs some breathing room in the process.

So what’s the trick to pulling it off without looking like a slob? The answer lies in the fit and styling. You’ll want a pair that is relaxed through the leg but fits you properly at the waist. For this outfit I wore a pair of Abercrombie bootcut jeans which are roomier in the leg and have a no-slip waistband with memory stretch that lasts wash after wash so you don’t get that sloppy “saggy” look. I chose a dark wash with vintage inspired details like the subtle wear and tear and antiqued metal hardware and then pinch-rolled (aka pegged) the legs for a retro-sporty feel. If you haven’t pegged your jeans before you should really start. It’s a great styling trick to achieve that slouchy vibe without getting those frayed hems that come from stepping on your pants. And no matter what baggy jeans look you’re going for (80s, urban, vintage, etc.), Abercrombie’s bootcut jeans have got you covered with a wide range of washes and unique hand-done distressing details. Your girlfriend might hate you for taking back her favorite pair of jeans but your legs will definitely be thanking you for the extra room and added comfort.

Wearing:

Vintage T-shirt  //  Abercrombie Bootcut Jeans  //  Converse Sneakers  //  Abercrombie Hat

This post was shot by Justin and sponsored by Abercrombie & Fitch. For an added discount, click here to receive a special code which prices all jeans at $35 – valid through August 2.

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Get Ripped This Summer

But Without All That Pesky Exercise Nonsense

It’s mid-July and if you don’t have that six pack by now, then you might as well cancel that gym membership and use the extra money for some sugary happy hour drinks at the local T.G.I.Friday’s. Orrr you can get ripped the easier way and just throw on some distressed denim. I meannn, It’s definitely the trend of the summer, right after day drinking and backyard barbecues of course. It just gives off that whole laidback-carefree summer vibe we’re all chasing, a feel that Abercrombie does oh-so-well. And when it comes to doing distressed denim, they’ve really got it down. Their vintage-inspired jeans feature hand-done details like rip & repair, destruction, and authentic whiskering and fading. They even come in a variety of washes from the super washed out lights to rich dark rinses. The best part is that you can get them for a great deal. The ones I’m wearing here are currently on sale for $39 online! Literally unheard of. So when it comes to ripped jeans, these are anything but a rip-off. What do you think? Would you wear this denim trend?

Wearing:

LL Bean Signature Shirt  //  Abercrombie Classic Taper Jeans  //  Sperry Top-sider Boat Shoes

This post was shot by Justin and sponsored by Abercrombie & Fitch. For an added discount, click here to receive a special code which prices all jeans at $35 – valid through August 2.

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