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.
Now contrbuting for AskMen.com, my first story is on fall statement backpacks that you’re going to want to get your hands on this season!
The backpack made a fashion comeback a couple of years ago, and it isn’t going away any time soon, with designers and brands still featuring it in their collections. On trend right now is the statement backpack, which stands out from your basic North Face or Jansport pack you lugged around the college campus (or the beat-up one you still use as a carry-on). Loaded with character, a statement backpack can go a long way with a bold print or a chic utilitarian design. So throw on one of these packs and show it off at the gym, at work — or possibly on your next date.
Pictured above on the far left, WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie‘s Liberty Print Canvas Backpack, then clockwise from the top left; Coach‘s Thompson Backpack, Mismo‘s Leather-Trimmed Twill Backpack, Zara‘s Animal Print Rucksack, and Herschel Supply Co.‘s Heritage Backpack. Visit AskMen.com for what makes these and five other backpacks the statement packs to get this season, and the links where to buy them.