June seems to be going by so fast, as Father’s Day is already this weekend. To add to your summer wardrobe, or in case you haven’t had time to pick up a gift yet for your dad, partner or any other men in your life with kids, a polo is a timeless summer style.
As a summer essential, the polo can be dressed up or down and is offered in the collections of several men’s fashion brands each summer season. See my picks below:
The best thing about business casual attire is the versatility it offers travelers. The look can be worn in transit and at your hosting office—which is perfect if you have a meeting right away when you arrive. In this edition of business travel style, a less-is-more outfit for the city commuter this winter.
I styled Vee Travels blog model James in a quarter-zip, mock-neck ribbed sweater from Express, a Ralph Lauren peacoat, Perry Ellis very slim stretch portfolio pants, and to add a little more personality to the outfit, a pair of Original Penguin’s wingtip dress shoes with light blue laces and outsole to contrast the navy pants.
I love the pre-winter season in New York when the city starts to get brighter each night with holiday and winter lights being put up, it’s perfect for a date night stroll. Vee Travels blog model Eric poses as my faux boyfriend for a walk around the classic Rockefeller Center (yes I know touristy, but like Icona Pop’s hit from last year, “I don’t care, I love it!”).
Sticking to bold basic colors is always a good way to go if you aren’t sure what color to wear on a first yet (and blues are good all year round), but make a little statement with your style by adding some a color blocking such as this Express wool peacoat that I styled with an Armani Exchange henley sweater and Zara ankle boots and trousers.
The cold fall air is in full swing here in the Northeast, which means its time to pull put on those wool jackets if haven’t been already. For an edgier look than the classic wool zip-up or peacoat, Canadian luxury outwear brand Mackage offers jackets and coats that combine three fall and winter essential skins and styles: wool, leather and the down jacket.
Browsing Mackage’s current collection, the Sinclair Biker is an asymmetrical styled wool zip up with leather trimming and notched lapels. You get two looks with this coat, as the down nylon arms are removable. To style this black beauty, I had Vee Travels model Hayden put on a black camo waffle crew from Uniqlo, H&M blue jeans, a Tibetan Mask Bead Bracelet from Yuvi Alpert’s Men In Cities, black Express aviators and a pair of suede lace up ALDO mid-calf boots that he surprised me with.
Hayden’s signature mohawk style and ear piercings added the perfect edge to the overall look
The shark’s the hottest animal right now! Discovery Channel’s annual, week-long obsession of the sea creature started on Sunday, and Sharknado‘s becoming a cult classic; with plans for a second film due in 2014 that will be based in New York.
When I came across TOMs’ Shark Week shoes, I fell in love with them and put together a look based around the ‘it‘ animal’s new footwear. With the shoes having a strong pattern already, even if you go with the Biminis, I wanted to keep the look simple, but still sharp.
Shot by the Intrepid, I styled Eric here with John Varvatos’ silk-blend Hampton polo in dry fig and a pair of dark wash, skinny jeans from Express. Accessories include are VonZipper’s new Commonwealth sunglasses in torte, a brown cuff watch from GUESS, and the tech-friendly Herschel Supply Heritage backpack—all of which matched the navy canvas and brown suede stringing the eyelets perfectly.
Business travel is on the rise again and New York remains the top U.S. destination, so no better location for a business casual look that’s perfect for in the office or on the go—whether it be plane or commuting down the High Line.
If you’re traveling this summer for work, and your hosting office calls for a casual look, have some fun and ditch the khakis or the wingtips and cap-toes. A colorful boat shoe or moc can really put that extra pep in your step, while keeping it prep, and that is what this look was based around.
Business On Top, Party On The Bottom