I got the assignment to style the looks for the winter months for both coasts (NY/LA) for the men. For both looks, I chose the Nudie Grim Tim in White Knee (buy here) to revolve my looks around. Although they are the same jeans, the looks are completely different and I think they embody both coasts perfectly.
For the New York/East Coast look, I played with color, texture, and of course major layering. The style in New York is also more smart and many times serious. By adding this bright red structured coat by Giuliano Fujiwara, I thought, would still keep the look clean but liven it up with the color. With the jacket being so bright, I wanted to keep everything minimal, with a denim shirt by Daniele Alessandrini, scarf by Horiyoshi the Third, hat by Brixton, belt by Rag & Bone, and loafers by Burberry. I find that the accessories also help pull the look together without having the outfit look too severe because it is never fun when you look serious.
In California, well Southern California to be honest, we don’t really understand cold compared to the rest of the country. We just incorporate in an additional layer such as a jacket (Topman) and/or scarf to our usual t shirt (Ksubi) and jeans looks. Even though the style usually does venture into the more casual side, I wanted to smarten it up with the Modern Vice Jodphur boots. I also find that the fit of these jeans suit more clean shoes such as loafers and boots compared to a pair of sneakers. Regardless of the title of the looks, these can be interchanged and worn on either coasts. It is just a matter of taste. So which of these do you prefer more?
I realized that we haven’t done a look revolving around a pair of boyfriend jeans. Since boyfriend jeans are just as stylish as skinny jeans these days, I thought it would be great to use them for my Going Out post this week.
I chose the Ksubi Boyfriend Jeans in Midnight and Dusted with a Helmut Lang blazer to smarten up the distressing of the jeans. To still keep it fresh and young, I chose a Boy London t shirt and to keep the look feminine, I added a Dannijo Harley necklace and Bottega Veneta sandals. I think adding a messy cuff to the jeans is all you need to finish this look to be ready for the night out.
For my weekend going out look, I chose these velvet Current/Elliott Low Rise skinny jeans in this bright blue. I love velvet and think that it is such a luxurious fabric and is perfect for the winter. I was also really drawn to the bright blue color and I think the velvet makes it pop even more.
I chose this Sass & Bide blouse because I wanted to add a bit more color to the outfit with the pink, while the embellished neckline is a fun replacement for a necklace. I accessorized with these Tom Binns Pyramid stud earrings, Charlotte Olympia Dolly Pumps and this Alexander Wang Marion Bag. Because of the embellished neckline, I wanted to keep the rest of the jewelry minimal and I thought the Tom Binns earrings still stood out, but didn’t distract from the rest of the outfit. I chose a black purse and pumps with gold accents because I thought they tied in nicely with the black on the blouse, and the gold accents the blue color of the pants really well.
I was asked by one of our lovely readers to do a post on styling white jeans for the winter. I find white skinny jeans to be really versatile for the colder months because the colour is a great base for neutral looks. If you pair white jeans with bright colours or florals, it usually screams spring/summer which isn’t what you want at this time of year, so pairing them with grey, camel, browns and black really makes a great winter look! I have created three outfits here, each in very different styles and colours.
The above outfit is using layers to keep you warm, but I kept them in the grey tones so there isn’t too much colour blocking going on. Layer the darker cardigan over the loose knitted light grey top, then throw on those boots and the bag to add a few shades of difference. I think this is easily wearable when out and about, and it’s toned down as well. I would say this is more of a dressier day time look. You could even add more t-shirts underneath and chuck on a scarf for extra warmth as well.
This look above is more of a classic or preppy look in my opinion. I think white skinny jeans also work really well with tan and shades of camel, as they are both very versatile colours. I chose the beige/camel coloured cape because it will keep you warm at the same time as adding some different volume and shape to the look, while the tan brogues and shopper bag keep it casual so it’s an easy look to wear during the day. The scarf just adds that little bit of extra warmth.
And finally the last look, I decided to go down the classic route of black and white! This is more of a tougher look with the black leather jacket and studded black biker boots, so it’s going to be really casual and easy to wear. I chose grey as the t-shirt and scarf colours because it’s the shade in between black and white and would fit really easily. The ring just adds that little edge as well being that it’s silver and a sharks tooth. Which look is your favourite? You can buy most of these pieces online at Shopbop and SSENSE.