Often times when we are out people walk up to us and ask how we come up with the different combinations that complete our outfits so nicely. So here we would like to share a step-by-step layering segment that shows how we come up with different looks and the meanings behind certain details.
This first look is considered my foundation. (1) A basic crew neck t-shirt, I wear one underneath all of my dress shirts to protect the armpits mostly, so that my dress shirts last longer. (2) A pair of burgundy chinos, which are typically for a casual look but still universal and can be worn as a dressier look. (3) A pair of muli-colored checkered socks. The golden rule is to never wear black socks, so its always a great thing to keep your socks full of life.
This next look is my first layering step. (1) A yellow belt to compliment the socks, as well as, making them pop more with the yellow that they have in them. (2) A pair of navy blue chelsea boots are a great fit because they work as a nice semi-casual combo worn with the chino pants. The multifunction of the chelsea boot allows them to be dressed all the way up with a suit and tie.
This is the second layering step. (1) I added on a blue and white striped button up dress shirt. I chose this color because it matches the color tone of my socks and belt. The color also complimented well with burgundy chino pants. (2) The floral tie that I added has a combination of tan, green, & red in it. These colors together allows the tie to standout, because its important for your accessory details to pop. The red in the tie also compliments the burgundy chino pants.
This is the third layering step. (1) I have added a tan vest to the mix which is a neutral color and stands out a little from the rest of the outfit. The vest also compliments well with the tan & green neutral colors in the tie. If you look closely I have every button on my vest buttoned except for the last one. Its another one of those golden rules we follow, never button the last button on suit jackets, blazers, or vest.
This is the forth and final layering step. (1) A multi-colored plaid blazer was added to finish the overall look. The colors in the blazer make the socks pop, as well as the dress shirt, because they all share the same color tones. The blazer and vest combo gives the outfit a 3 piece suit effect without wearing a 3-piece suit. If you look closely you can see that the sleeves of my dress shirt come out about a half inch pass the sleeves on my blazer. This is to add a little more detail to the sleeves. (2) The purple floral lapel pin was added onto the lapel of my blazer. That small hint of detail brings a little more attention to the blazer and if done right it will offset to make your outfit pop more. (3) A tie clip was added next to keep my tie positioned throughout the day & to add detail. (4) And last but not least a pair of stylish sunglasses were added.