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.
A denim jacket is a classic! Pair with slacks a hoodie and a tee for a effortless daytime look.
A leather jacket can easily be dressed up or down.
Give any outfit a pop of color with this hooded parka.
For a sporty yet polished look try a knit zip up. Pair with sweats, tee and some dock siders for a laid back look.
Call me old fashioned but I still believe that during the holidays a man should be sharply dressed. Doesn’t have to be anything too fussy or uncomfortable but definitely a step up from your everyday jeans and a pullover. And if you’re like me, convincing the man in your life (or in my case men if you count my boys) it’s not an easy task. They’re all about the comfort and don’t see anything wrong with walking around in their favorite jeans (or shorts) and tee. I try my best to motivate them into something a little more stylish by simply dressing them myself. Where do I get my motivation? From my favorite celebs of course! This outfit I used as inspiration is perfection and it doesn’t hurt that Ryan Gosling is wearing it. It has all the right details like the dress shirt and slacks, but its kicked up a notch with fab shoes, matching belt and a sleek haircut. SO easy to recreate and it’s not something that will leave your man wiggling in discomfort all day long. Tip: This is a simple outfit and the most important focus is on the shirt. So first shop his closet for the other like the slacks that he might already have before you head out to buy – and always hit up your local stores like Target first. They have a great selection of affordable accessories.
|Check out the White & Blue Stripe Slim Fit Shirt featured above and other luxury shirts at Hawes and Curtis |
The first thing I notice on a man are his shoes. I don’t necessarily expect them to be wearing the trendiest or most expensive pair of shoes BUT I do turn my nose up at the condition they are in and sometimes even the style. Get a little guidance on men’s shoes from
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If you remember my le mans post, you know I absolutely LOVE vintage cinema and alot of my fashion reflects this. For this post, we’re going to dive into winter fashion with some ensembles that transition from dress to casual as smoothly as Carey Grant does from lady to lady.
To start things off we’ll start with the peacoat. Fashionably appropriate every year, it’s a good start to our classic yet modern ensemble. $213.90 @ Nordstrom.com
Instead of the usual gray wool, we’re going to go with a more complicated check pattern. Not too flashy yet just enough detail to stand out. $345 @ Nordstrom.com
Usually I’d recommend a crisp white for the button-down, but for this outing we’ll opt for a beautifully soft peach. It’ll tie into what we’ve got planned I promise 🙂 $65 @ Nordstrom.com
Gray slacks. From the beginning of modern fashion, we men have always looked great in these. Choose a heavier material for the colder weather. I’d only go a shade or two darker than the blazer this time. $145 @ Nordstrom.com
For shoes we’re going brown. Gray on black is so boring and conventional. These lighter examples perfectly accent the button-down, blazer, slacks, AND the jewels coming next.
Gold all the way. This Nixon is hotter than the sun and plays off our color scheme in the best way possible.
If you’re going to rock any other jewelry with this outfit make sure it resides in the brown color palette (brown, copper, gold, etc.) to maintain our current aesthetic.
Neckwear I leave to your imagination but to ensure compatibility, try to pick up something that highlights the two colors we’ve been working with (perhaps a smoke & brown stripe or check?). With the options presented here, you’ll be able to blow all of your colleagues away with your timeless yet modern interpretation of a winter wardrobe. For more fashion-forward writing, check out
Chace Crawford, People magazine’s hottest bachelor pick, looking mighty fine while out and about in merry London! I love it when a man puts together an outfit that looks like he just rolled out of bed and threw on the first thing he could find. Get Chace’s look for less!
BDG Poplin Shrunken Blazer – $79 at Urbanoutfitters.com
Henley – $10.99 at Kohls.com
Loose Fit Jeans – $44.99 (originally $54.50) at UrbanOutfitters.com
Surplus Boat Shoe – $58 at UrbanOutfitters.com
The rocker-chic couple looking fabulous as always! Get Richie’s and Madden’s look for less!