This weekend in LA was definitely one to remember. #LABlackGayPride brought out all the who’s who’s from around the country to come and parlay in the city for Independence Weekend. Each day has been lined with a slew of events for everyone to attend and one definitely wants to look his/her best for each one.
This week’s #GetTheLook l proves you can look really good for a really inexpensive price.
Sports Jacket – @forever21 $49.99
Ripped jeans – @hm $18
Loafers – @aldo_shoes $120
The entire look for less than $170. I call that a win-win; one for your pocketbook and the other for your wardrobe!
Let me start by saying that I am a stickler for a Sports Jacket. My closet if full of them. They are so easy to dress up or down; you can wear them to work or out for a drink. A few shifted of matching items can make the world of a difference with the right Sports Jacket. Stores like H&M, XXI, and Zara make them very easy to get, price-wise. Every person, man and woman, should have their own collection of jackets. You never know when you might have to pull one out of the closet.
What I love about this look is how simple, sexy, and elegant it is. It’s simple because its literally two items. The jacket and the pants. Black and white: two very classy and elegant colors. The colors were very event appropriate, as well. The event was hosted at a social lounge.
Although, I wanted to look classes, I still wanted to give off a sexy image; therefore, I decided to not wear a shirt underneath the jacket (although I did have on mesh body suit) so my bare chest would show. Additionally, the ripped jeans show pieces of my thighs. It was just the right about of skin to still be considered classy.
I pair the top and bottom with a black suede loafer from Aldo shoes. For me, loafer just DO IT! Loafers can also be dressed up or down and every man should have his own collection in his closet. No exception. Even men who are into wearing sneakers frequently should definitely own a few pairs of loafers. Show some versatility and flexibility in your style. It will take you far.
I kept the accessories to a minimum. My friend was like, “Put on a chain.” I had to give him the side-eye. Who’s the fashion expert here? LOL. Kidding. But not really. Less is more; sometimes. In this instance, no neckpiece was needed. A neckpiece would have been a distraction from my skin, which I wanted to show off.
Anyway, it worked. This is one of my favorite looks from the weekend. Hope you guys enjoyed this segment of #GetTheLook