While August is coming to end this weekend, there’s still a lot of time to catch some summer rays! The rest of this week I’ll be posting summer outfits to inspire your style during these last week of summer (and before my blog and life goes into full on New York Fashion week mode). If you are traveling to New York for fashion week or another time in September, make sure to stop by Washington Square Park for some r&r. Read the rest of this entry
The first day of summer is coming up, so why not treat yourself to a new bathing suit? From simple, light prints to statement makers, see 12 picks for this summer from brands such as Parke & Ronen, (2)xist, Mr Turk and Saint Tropez’s Scalise. Also, during trips to Curacao, Puerto Vallarta and Las Vegas the past months I’ve styled some of these selects and will be rolling out swimwear outfit posts soon!
In this edition of Vee Travels’ In The Bag series, essential accessories for traveling Cancún, Mexico. Shot at the Moon Palace, these accessories mix a little luxury with simple travel and tropical necessities that’ll keep you stylish and happy.
Tote – Coach
The sophisticated Coach Bleecker Day Tote In Bar Stripe Leather makes a colorful statement with the sky blue stripes, but its gold hardware adds the refined look to the bag. Spacious with large pockets inside (one zip and another with snap closure, it can be carried by its leather handles or a detachable nylon shoulder/crossbody strap. Large and durable for 15″ laptop as well.
Swimwear – Zara
You can’t go wrong by selecting a floral or tropical print swimwear for the Caribbean, my selection is a clean black and white design from Zara (not available anymore, but here’s another style). The key to swimwear is picking one for your body, but a good rule of thumb to keep in mind is to avoid purchasing ones that go past your knees. Swim shorts with an 6-8″ inch seam should be able to work and look good for men of most heights and body types.
If you find yourself heading to Magic City this weekend for the Ultra Music Festival, I’ve put together a cool guy’s guide for AskMen.com to give you a rundown of who to check out, where to eat, drink and shop in Miami, who to take style inspiration from, and what to wear:
Styling for any music festival, you can never go wrong with skinny jeans, but if the destination is very warm (like Miami), shorts are also a great option—just make sure to go for flat front over cargo styles (those are so over). For tops, go for graphic tees and tanks with funky designs, and make sure to skip out on the usual band, kitsch or ironic T-shirts. For accessories and footwear, old-school chic and plastic sunglasses are great to go from music festival to sunbathing, a colorful or print baseball cap is useful all spring and summer long, and sneakers and slip-ons are good go-tos as you’ll be standing and bouncing around for hours. Read the rest of this entry
Bags are obviously one of my favorite accessories, and the backpack is a style perfect for all types of travel. Whether you’re headed to a tropical destination, getting ready for an outdoors adventure or visiting a luxe hotel in London, there’s a backpack out there that’s perfect for you this spring:
Luxury & City Travel
Kenneth Cole Leather Convertible Backpack ($325, Kenneth Cole)
Tumi Alpha Bravo Lejeune Backpack Tote ($445, Tumi)
Whether it’s for everyday use or travel, you can’t go wrong with a good tote bag. Leather totes can be used year round, and are great for work if you need your laptop or have a lot of paperwork to carry. Step up your tote game with the various faux and real leather styles below:
Frye James Cut Leather Tote ($269, Neiman Marcus)
Now that Christmas is over and winter sales are in full effect, no better time to pick out a new winter coat or jacket to start the New Year. From the varsity jacket to the wool trench, see 10 styles to get now:
L.L. Bean Signature Lined Wool-Blend Shirt Jacket ($175, L.L. Bean Signature)
GANT Rugger Nylon Army Puffer ($213, GANT Rugger)
Gap Varsity Jacket ($199, Gap)
Now that Christmas has come to end (and I hope you all had a wonderful one!), it’s time for every shopper’s favorite holiday, the After-Christmas sales! They’ve started early this year, and after doing some damage myself, here are 20 of the best sales for every style:
Boxing Day event with an extra 30% off entire store. Free shipping on orders $60 or more.
50% off entire site. Free shipping on orders $100 or more.
50% off sale items with code BREXTRA50, and take another 10% off with code BRCARDSALE if you are a card holder (Gap or Old Navy work too). Free shipping and return on orders $50 or more.
Savings on sale up to 50% off. Free returns on all orders.
Semi-annual sale deals with savings up to 50% off, plus extra 15% off (applied automatically).
Up to 50% off select sale items. Free shipping and returns on all orders.
40% off sale items with code WINTER40 and free shipping on orders $150 or more.
30% off sale items with code GAPBONUS, plus earn bonus GapCash to use in January. Free shipping on orders $50 or more.
30% off full-price and 40% off sale items with code GIFTNOW. Free shipping on orders $150 or more.
Up to 60% of select sale items. Free shipping on orders $125 or more. Bonus rewards for orders $150 or more.
Exploring Ecuador just before Thanksgiving with the Ministry of Tourism, I had a chance to visit the capital, Quito, and the rural outskirts such as the Pululahua Crater (a volcano that has been dormant for 3,000 years and just under an hour away from central) and the nearby Ciudad Mitad del Mundo (a historical and cultural site that is set on the equator). Quito is a city where layering and versatility are key, and was the same for these northern areas.