Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Ready to Roam in Seafoam

So I'm going to enjoy these last few weeks of summer by going all out with the colors I wear. Now, I can't wear them all at once, so I'm forced to subtly wear them in an everyday way. That means using my minimalist ways and throwing on some summer colors underneath a basic jacket and denim jeans. 
Today's color is very nice and suitable for any daytime stroll around the city (and in today's case, San Francisco). What color is it you might ask? Well, if you can get past the bright lighting, you'll notice that it's a very soft seafoam green. I promise I'm not pulling this out of my ass - it's actually called seafoam. What I love most about this color is that it's so versatile. You're able to wear it with simple tennis shoes and a denim jacket or transition the green into nightwear with a darker denim wash and bolder shoes of your preference. It's a cool color which meshes well with the cool weather here in the city. 
**The Denim jacket is appropriate for both summer and fall so long as you wear it with the right combo. Try and transition it into your fall clothing to avoid spending too much on new clothes.

Denim Jacket - Forever 21 Men, Green Shirt - Mossimo, Charcoal Jeans - Unknown, White Tennies - Lacoste

Friday, August 16, 2013

Denim Daze

So, I know I haven't blogged in about two weeks but that's because I've been going through a long process of finding a new place to live. Then I got a little lazy and put it off for a while, but that won't happen again. Coincidentally enough, my outfit below is reflective of a lazy, relaxed, unmotivated mood and a desire to sit around and do absolutely NOTHING. It's a very simple combination of a CK basic tee, black denim jeans, rugged boots, and a light-washed denim jacket. Overall it's a very comfortable look and suits well for summer weather in the bay (where I was at the time). The denim jacket can be worn during the cool overcast portions of the day while the light cotton of the tee shirt helps keep the heat away when the sun beats down on you. But enough about what I think about the outfit, what do you all think of it?

Denim Jacket (Forever 21 Men), White T-Shirt (Calvin Klein), Black Denim Jeans (RSQ), Rider Boots (Justins)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Seersucker & Blueberries

Yesterday afternoon a friend of mine came over and was fully equipped with a bubbly personality to match the other bubbly she brought. Gracing me with her presence (and some champagne) we decided to have a drink together before she met with her boyfriend. It was a great time and I even got a photographer for the day (sorry, iPhone). 

In the photo I'm wearing the same +H&M seersucker cotton shorts my boyfriend gave me. I paired them with an equally light colored blue to match the pastel striping in my shorts. There was no need for me to change into a different belt because I still very much like how the lighter brown looks with the outfit. It gives it a sort of detail and pop that another might not provide. Another thing that I really love about this look is just how summery it is. The fabrics are light, the colors are light, and everything just meshes to make for a great outfit. It was also very appropriate for the little boat outing my friend invited me along for. It was truly a fantastic day. We lost some blueberries in the making of this post, but I think it was well worth it.

Blue Button-down (H&M), Seersucker shorts (H&M), Brown belt (Thrifted), Emporio Armani watch, Cherry red loafers (Thrifted)

Friday, August 2, 2013

A Classic & Simple Summer Look

Classic and simple is the best way to describe this outfit. Classic because it incorporates a timeless white button-down shirt; simple because it can be easily thrown together in minutes and readily worn for any daytime occasion. The shorts are from +H&M and are made from a seersucker cotton with peach / white striping. I threw on the white button-down because I felt like it would best compliment the striping in the shorts. As for the belt, it is a simple vintage belt in a chestnut brown. When it came to my shoes, I thought I would try and wear the pair of blue woven leather +Johnston & Murphy loafers I was lucky enough to find at a thrift store last summer. Overall, with the light fabrics, pastel colors, and seersucker cotton, this is a very spring & summer appropriate look. And with the season coming to a close end, I want to get in as much summer-friendly clothing as I can before the winter.

In the image above I've switched out my button-down for a simple navy blue v-neck. This switch keeps the outfit playful with color while maintaining a very casual, clean look.

White Shirt - H&M, Cotton Shorts - H&M (Similar), Brown Belt - Thrift, Blue Loafers - Thrift