I find corduroy to be a very underrated textile. I do find it to be a seasonless one even though it is mostly associated with the Autumn months. ACNE came out with some great ones for men that are slim and in many colors to choose from. I decided to go for the classic Ace Skinny in Camel for this look here. It is a versatile shade whether you choose to dress them up or wear in a casual smart way like here.
I paired the pants with a sweater by Margaret Howell as I have always been a fan of the way cords look with simple sweaters. To add slight edge, I went for a pair of Saint Laurent boots. The contrast between the velvet texture of the cords against the boots gives off something that feels smart when in combination with the Saint Laurent coat. Then to finish it off, a hat by Brixton because wide brim hats just add a cool to a look that is on a level of its own.
What are your thoughts on corduroy? How many of you men are thinking about giving them a try again?
Since temperatures are still pretty warm, I wanted to style my weekend going out look as a look that could be worn now but easily transition to cooler temps. I chose these Victoria Beckham Flares because seeing the clean lines and silhouettes in her SS 2016 collection has made excited about her denim collection as well! I paired them with this knit sleeveless turtleneck sweater from 3.1 Phillip Lim, since it works great now or under a blazer later. For shoes, I chose these Aquazzura booties in cognac since it is a great piece for fall. For accessories, I chose this bold red Alexander Wang bag and kept the rest of the accessories minimal but finished the look with this vampy, bold lipstick from Givenchy.
As fashion week is now upon us and Fall is knocking on our door, I wanted to do a look that was glam and perfect for the runway shows coming up. I chose to use the Topshop button front denim skirt as the base for this look as I think it’s so easy to style and affordable. I paired it with a cropped white shirt and then layered on this Topshop cape to glam it up. This look almost has a mix of New York and Parisian chic since I added in the knee high boots from Ralph Lauren.
Getting to the accessories, as the outfit is very retro, I wanted to add a little flare so I chose this Rebecca Minkoff fringe bag to give it that appearance. For the jewellery, I kept it simple with this elegant gold bracelet and these burgundy earrings as I didn’t want anything too over the top. Finally, just like so many do during fashion week, you need some sunglasses to finish it off. I opted for these Marc Jacobs sunglasses as I love the 70’s vibe the frames have. Do you like it?
The ankle fray is a look that I have been a fan of and have been wearing it many years before it even became a staple for many brands. It is a great way to freshen up your old pair of jeans or just to add a casual edge to a new pair with a simple DIY. Though popular, it doesn’t mean that labels will be coming out with a secondary style of every wash with a frayed hem each season. Which is why I decided to change it up a bit and do a styling post on a customized pair of the J Brand Maria High Rise in Graphite. I love the worn black wash of them, but they don’t come with a frayed hem and with this being an easy DIY, it is just as easy for you to have the exact pair for yourself.
I wanted to do a look that had a classic sense, but with a little flare. When I first saw this RtA shirt, I knew it was the perfect piece to bring that type of look to life. The fringe in the back somehow makes the look feel more freeing. As a frayed hem and fringed t shirt can feel like a lot at once, I wanted to bring it down with timeless pieces, like these Toga Pulla boots and Saint Laurent bag. They add structure to the look without taking away that free spirit vibe that is given off.
I am such a fan of the way the fringe of a distressed hem falls against a pair of fresh white sneakers, like these Nike Roshes. There is a different type of chicness to it that even a cropped pair of frays just won’t give off. It’s a perfect pairing with staple pieces like this green Equipment shirt and a leather jacket by R13. Then to finish off the look, I chose a hat by Janessa Leon to give this look a more Rosie Huntington-Whiteley vibe.
As everyone is trying to hold onto the last leg of the Summer, I wanted to do a look that was breezy and something for nights at the beach hanging around a bonfire. I paired the jeans with a printed shirt by Saint Laurent (similar here) for its lightweight feel and it helps bring that easy beach attitude when paired with these Valia Gabriel sandals. As the pairing of the shirt and sandals also give an ethnic vibe, I wanted to carry that on some more with a Shashi bag to help complete the look.
-How many of you are thinking about giving some of your jeans the frayed treatment?