Top Five Spring Jackets for Men Under $100

March 1, 2014 by  
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Another layering season is upon us and below are five jackets under $100 that will keep you warm on chilly nights and stylish cool during the day.

The army green utility jacket is a must have in men and women’s closet.  

Mens Spring JAckets Under $100

 Utility Jacket – $52.80 at

A denim jacket is a classic!  Pair with slacks a hoodie and a tee for a effortless daytime look.

Mens Spring Outfits


Denim Jacket – $40 at Old | Hoodie | Slacks | Coach Sneakers | Watch

A leather jacket can easily be dressed up or down.

casual mens outfits

Faux Leather Jacket – $40 at | American Eagle Jeans | Button Up Watch | New Balance Sneakers

Give any outfit a pop of color with this hooded parka.

Mens Spring Jackets Under $100

Parka – $89.50 at Jack

For a sporty yet polished look try a knit zip up.  Pair with sweats, tee and some dock siders for a laid back look.

casual mens outfit

Knit Zip Up – $30 at | Sweatpants | Tees | Sperry Top Siders Watch


Now & Later

August 14, 2012 by  
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Cooler weather is right around the corner and by adding a few key pieces to your summer shorts now, you can keep them out later on. The idea is to pick pieces that you’ll get tons of use and are stylish enough to mix and match later on with jeans, cordoroys or slacks.  Pair them with a pair of boots, oxfords or sneaks and you’re good to go!  Check out some examples below

Now: If you prefer simple functional basics try a light weight jacket like the ones by Penfield over at Size? with just about any of your summer favorites. Later: Add a stylish scarf, a hoodie and a button down… guaranteed style and it’s layering heaven!

Now: For cooler nights try a preppy sweater (it’s a classic and stylish piece for any season), shorts and slip ons.   Later: Pull out your cordoroys and favorite summer slip ons to wear with your sweater for a effortless laid back look.

Now: Pair your shorts with your favorite tee and a button a down.  Later: Add a a vest for some stylish layering and ditch the shorts for your favorite jeans


Kellan Lutz’s Look for Less!

April 17, 2012 by  
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Kellan’s double denim look is the perfect blend of cool and casual. It definitely epitomizes the laid back Cali style captured by his personal line of Abbott and Main. Get Kellan’s look for less with pieces from American Eagle, Swell & more!

Denim Shirt – $49.50 at

Jeans – $49.99 at

Oxfords – $49.99 at

Aviator Sunglasses – $18.18 at

Newsboy Cap – $43.46 at

Sweater Vest Styled Three Ways

December 15, 2011 by  
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This month’s three way features a sweater vest.  Love the unfinished preppy look that a classic sweater vest brings;  especially in bright colors.  The key to pulling off this look is not to put too much thought into it.  To look stylish, it has to look effortless. And avoid wearing corduroy (it’s cliched and you run the risk of looking like Chandler from Friends! ).  Instead of your basic blazer,  pair a colorful sweater vest and a striped shirt with slacks and I guarantee you’ll turn a few heads at the office. For a cozy-cool look,  pair a sweater vest with your favorite jeans and a plain white tee.  For a tougher more quirky vibe,  wear it over a hoodie,  twist on a scarf and throw on a pair of boots.  Tell me what do you think of the sweater vest… yay or nay?

Vest – $55 at

Oxford Shirt – $39 at

Pleated Slacks – $96 at

Frye Oxfords – $198 at

Timex – $90 at

Vest – $78 at

Jeans – $50 at

Hoodie – $100 at

Work Boots – $233 at

Burberry Scarf  – $375 at

Vest – $30 at

Tee – $45 at

Jeans – $108 at

Shorts – $80 at

Boat Shoes – $145 at

Beanie – $16 at



Brad Pitt’s Look for Less!

August 30, 2011 by  
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I’m prepared that a lot of you out there will think Brad Pitt’s outfit is a hot mess; but I can’t help myself.  I love it!  For reasons I can’t quite articulate, the khakis/sweater combo gives off this sexy Mr. Rogers look that just…works for me.  And yes, I even think the dirty, tussled hair adds to the whole vibe. So if you’re in the mood to get down and dirty with your inner nerdy, try Brad’s look for less with pieces from Hanes, Karmaloop, Kohls and more!


Brad Pitt’s Look for Less!

Chino Pant – $57.87 at

Shawl Cardigan – $58 at

Hanes Classic Tee – $21 at

Skylow Supra – $70 at

Retro Sunglasses – $21.95 at

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