Let’s get into this jacket ladies and gentleman. Let’s talk about this crazy deal I stumbled upon while riding around Atlanta and my friend randomly wanting to stop at Urban Outifitters. Now I have a rule about shopping at Urban Outiftters, if it isn’t on sale, PUT IT BACK! Literally, the majority of that stuff you can find at a thrift store, or on some hipster’s Etsy account. Where’s the lie? However, I don’t have time to search thrift stores and online shopping is a hassle so I just wait until Urban is having a sale. I could always wait on clothes. But that’s the problem, I always tell myself I could wait on clothes and end up with shoes for days with nothing to wear. So, I’ve been shopping. Reinventing my look (again). Trying to incorporate a little more color to my wardrobe. The sad part is someway, somehow I always result to buying something black or olive green or grey, those are like my go to colors. However, I saw this jacket and I had to have it. The site says $29.99 but I definitely paid $20. (Urban is weird like that)
I’ve been neglecting my denim. These are my favorite Joe’s jeans that I bought three years ago. I have ripped these jeans more times than I can count but I love them so I just get them patched up. I have a jeans about designer jeans and that’s just buy one pair a year. They’re supposed to last like forever so you don’t need to spend all your money on a pair everytime you go shopping. I have bought some cheap little H&M jeans and some BDG as well but their exactly that, cheap little jeans that if I wash and dry probably won’t fit the same.
I enjoyed this look. Felt great to wear. Got a lot of compliments and that jacket will be a staple in my wardrobe that will transition well into any season.
It’s all coming to an end so fast. 4 years ago I just graduated high school and thought I had it all figured out at my instate community college. A year later I transferred to the illustrious Clark Atlanta Unitersity. Now I’m wrapping up my senior year and it can’t go any faster! I’ve learned so much but I’m ready to graduate. In honor of the last stretch and before the real stress begins, I decided to grace the promenade with a kill.
Side note- I realized the other day that I don’t share my daily looks with my readers enough but I do post daily on my Instagram(designerbeanz). I will start posting more, promise.
Glasses: Ray Bans
I find black to be the easiest color to wear. A friend of mine asked me why do I wear so much black and turtlenecks and I simply replied, because I like to. Every now and then without me even trying I end up looking like I’m about to start a revolution with the Panthers but honestly me wearing black is so much more than that. I’m literally always on the go and I don’t pay attention to time as much as should because I don’t like being rushed, I just flow. So when I catch myself running late for something it’s so easy for me to do what I need to do and throw on the first thing I see which is usually black and go about my day.
I wear black throughout the year, every season. In the summer I have black t shirts and shorts. I just enjoy wearing black. It’s also my defense mechanism in a sense. I don’t want anyone to automatically think they could just walk up to me and start talking to me because the majority of the time I just don’t want to be bothered. So when I have on my black sunglasses, black shirt, black leather jacket and my infamous black boots you’re less likely to think I’m super approachable. But I’m nice I promise but I have to invite you in before we have big time conversation, know what I mean?
I think black is such a poetic shade as well. Most people see black and think death but sometimes black is peace. It’s a void that some people find their peace, their alone time. Black can be whatever you want it to be at any moment. In the dark when everything is black your mind is able to wander into another dimension and roam in that voided space. Black is not sad but it can be but even in that sad,dark place there is a lesson that needs to be learned.
Top& Jacket: TOPMAN
Glasses: Dolce and Gabanna
Everyday while I’m getting ready for work I feel like one of those Kermit the Frog memes where Kermit is talking to his inner evil twin. I call my inner evil twin, the thugs in my head. They control what I wear. I try to be professional and clean cut but they tell me to do otherwise.
I was getting dressed the other day and I wanted to wear a suit. I got this suit on sale at Topman. I was putting everything together and the thugs started to take over. I was like ok, I’ll wear my wingtips that way I’ll be comfortable and won’t be asked all day “do you work here?”. The thugs had other plans. The thugs insisted I wore my Nike Prestos. I haven’t even had time to get my pants altered but the thugs were like “show out, cuff the pants !”
I tend to wear a lot of dark colors so when I buy shoes I tend to lean towards more fun shoes. I saw these Nike Prestos on sale and there was no question about them, I had to have them so I bought them.
The sneaker and suit look is one that can go anyway. I usually would’ve done my Comme des Garçons or my Stan Smiths but the thugs had other plans that day. A button up would’ve went perfectly fine as well but apparently an oversized sweater and t shirt was more appropriate. And honestly, I couldn’t agree anymore. I really enjoyed this look. I was comfortable and I was still able to look presentable and still be myself.
Suits are very traditional and some traditions need to be broken every now and then. Pairing a sneaker with a suit gives a more laid back appeal and keeps you comfortable. I also believe it adds an edge to the suit that many don’t expect.
How do you guys feel about my handlebar mustache ? Something new I’m trying. Tell me in the comments.