THE CHANGE IN RULES
In today’s world of men’s fashion, we have seen the change in rule of the matching belt and shoe to wearing stripes and pattern with vibrant colored suits. As a business casual type of guy, I like to keep it simple with solid collared shirts, but I’ve grown to add color by mixing patterns paired with my black suits. Inspired by the fine tailoring and apparel of Edo Popken, I was inspired to think outside the box and add some color and prints with this particular suit and tie combination.
While wearing stripes does require a bigger or smaller pattern depending on the width of the shirt, a check shirt always requires a larger patter to avoid it becoming lost. Paired with this larger pattern orange checkered shirt and vibrant slim structured vertical stripe Azzuro slim tie, the smaller vertical lines in this tie were light enough to keep the focus on more of the tie vs. the pattern.
I’m all about keeping it business casual and I value a well-tailored shirt like this limited edition shirt by Edo Popken. Like most traditional business shirts that feature a pointed Kent Collar, the Edo Popken limited edition is a modern business shirt designed with a Spread Collar. Manufacturing only 111 limited shirts each season, this collection is created to be one of a kind mixed with the best of fine tailoring.
As a guy that always on the go, feeling comfortable and convenience are always a number one factor when it comes to picking out my wardrobe. With Edo's limited edition, I not only have something exclusive made to fit me, but his shirts are easy to transition from a business casual look to a formal business meeting.
Summer is one of my favorite times of years and it’s comes at no surprise that I have more than my fair share of summertime white dresses sitting in my closet just waiting to be worn. White is actually one of my favorite colors; I find it to be classic and quite soothing.
I'll have to admit, that I am a bit of a collector when it comes to spending a little more than I should on one dress, but if I take a look back in my closet, I have a number of pieces that have been classics of mine for over 5 years now. If something gets a little too big or small, I just call on alterations to make those quick fixes for me. I'm all about longevity - I would rather spend a little more on something that I know will last longer and get more wear vs. something that will develop wear and tear quickly over time.
One piece in particular that caught my eye was this floral dress from Self Portrait. At the time I was in need of an outfit for the Lee Park Day at the Races event, but ended up finding something even better. A classic white dress that I knew would come to good use for any future spring or summertime special occasion.
With it being the Day at the Races event, I had to put my creative mind at work and come up with a hat idea that would match the theme of my assemble. After a quick trip to Michaels, I found this gorgeous set of orchids that I quickly added to a fascinator. It was if I was a walking flower that had just bloomed!
When you live in a city you see people from all different lifestyles. One day you’re visiting someone you met at a park in the Arts District and the next, you’re downtown having cocktails with friends. As a city girl, I love the idea of being able to create my identity through my outfits because every day is different. Whether I choose boho chic to have a cup of coffee with a friend or a cocktail dress paired with a classic heel, I choose who I want to be because it makes me feel free and authentic.
A Nicole Miller Memorable Maxi
As a Nicole Miller fan, I wanted to convey what #NMouttahere meant to me through wearing this beautiful Nicole Miller maxi dress from Front Door Fashion. As I always say, “there is no better feeling than wearing an authentic piece that makes you feel beautiful and free at the same time.”
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