1 Man, 3 Outfits, 3 Adventures: The first of a three part series chronicling my summer style escapades, each documenting an infallible go-to personal style accompanied by a new locale and adventure befitting their aura and personality
It is only fitting to start my summer style odyssey at my family home, a place in which so many lasting memories and stories, and the personal tales to accompany them, are all ingrained into its very essence, its beating heart. It is the birthplace of my style, being omnipresent during every single (and literal) step of the way from the initial trials and misfires of style purgatory I experienced during a misguided (sartorially speaking) adolescence to the current zone of personal sartorial bliss I now live with everyday.
Passage Pieces: Those irreplaceable articles of clothing that irrevocably speak, both aesthetically and intrinsically, of not only the peculiar and unadulterated intent of our personal style, but also of the stories that they are a part of and the distinguishing roles they have played in our lives most definitive moments.
We all have that one piece(s) of clothing (or accessory) that is simply priceless, that no amount of currency, monetary or otherwise, can truly replace. These are not simply our lucky t-shirts or socks, but are rather items that have a much deeper emotional and sentimental connection to both our pure and genuine desires as well as our collective memories. Over time they become a part of our very identity, helping tell a particular story — even a chapter — of our lives. Simply put, they act as life's best-supporting actors to our leading roles.
WHAT I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS MONTH:
June (and soon summer) is upon us and so are my monthly picks. Each is accompanied by an attempt to tie it to style in one form of another…and a little descriptive explanation of why they appeal to me not only intrinsically but also sartorially.
Break out the linen and pastels...summer is coming into session.
/ J-CREW FACTORY SPORTCOAT /
Lightweight linen with natural shoulders (unconstructed) = win, win for you!
Keeping (and looking) cool will not be an issue in this (very) affordable natural coloured sportcoat. Being as it is unlined, it will mold with your physique over time whilst evoking quintessential summer vibes.
/ ZARA 5-POCKET PANTS /
The muted pastel colour (sea green) of these pants provide just enough punch without crossing over to being too ostentatious; Essentially a jean yet quite breathable (98% cotton), they are most certainly a breath of fresh air in regards to a summer pant that anyone can pull off.
/ ASOS TASSEL LOAFERS /
One of my two favourite go-to summer footwear options (the other being espadrilles), these leather tassel loafers scream european elegance but can be worn anywhere the world round; They are also truly versatile and can be worn with anything from your summer suits, jeans (which is a great look), chinos, and the aforementioned Zara coloured trousers. A good penny loafer would also be a smart substitute (for a suede tassel alternative check these out).
/ TIE-BAR POCKET SQUARE /
Close to, but no the same colour as, the pants (which creates a subtle colour connection top-to-bottom); Keeps to the earthy tone of this entire getup (sand-washed kelly green in colour).
/MANGO STIPED T-SHIRT /
Bring a little of the ocean to the shores with this ombre-striped pocket t-shirt, which brings a cool blue watery (nautical) stripe to play alongside the sandy toned blazer. These colours pair well in nature and will create the same calming effect on anyone who wears them.
/ TOPMAN TORTOISESHELL GLASSES /
One can not go wrong with tortoiseshell glasses (these ones are like Ray-Ban Clubmasters) in the summer. They are everywhere for good reason: they emanate a smooth summery vibe that is simply timeless.
So, whether you are looking for just a fresh new look to sport causally or you have been wondering what to wear to the park or on a daytime date, my June style of the month look will have you covered.
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