#JPSKILLZStyleTip #SpecialWeekendEdition

“LOUNGE CHIC!”  That’s what I’m callin’ it.  Just because you’re lounging doesn’t mean you can’t do it in Style!  I’m an Artist, if you didn’t know, so I spend a lot of time workin’ at the studio and then running errands for supplies, meetings, etc.  So I gotta’ be prepared and somewhat presentable.  LoL  Here’s the KEY:  Give your Hand-Be-Downs, to YOURSELF!  Take that sweater that you don’t wear anymore or those joggers and use them as your Lounge gear.  Instead of using 10 year old gym stuff, LoL use 2 yr old things that use to be your go to garments.  You don’t need a lot.  Just cover the basics: Jeans, Joggers, Shorts, a couple sweaters & t-shirts, just stuff you can “Lounge” in.  Now for the second part of this tip, the cool thing about the current state of Men’s Fashion is that you can easily go from Lounging to on the move “At the drop of a hat!”  Observe!  I just put on my Brown, CH Lunargrand Boots ($278), threw on my tailored Express Top Coat ($278) along with my Merona Vest ($30), because it’s a little cold out there, and VOILA!  I’m out the door!     I don’t like my stuff to long & flowy, but I like to find a nice balance.  Remember, it’s about Personal Style.  You have to find a way to put your twist on it.  And for my 3rd and final point, it’s okay to rock shorts in the winter!  I always look at Women’s Fashion and try to find the Male equivalent.  Well, women have bee wearing skirts in the Winter since the beginning of time!  LoL  The legs really don’t get cold, but if they do, you can improvise and still maintain a Chic look, by throwin’ on some thermals like I did here!  It’s all about what you can tolerate.  And honestly Nashville doesn’t get THAT cold.  S/O To Jerry Lorenzo and Waraire Boswell for the inspiration.  “LIVE ABOVE IT!”

The JPSKILLZ Style Tip of the Day: Special MLK Edition!

First of all, I’d like to send a HUGE B-Day Shout Out to my man Martin!  If you haven’t seen “SELMA” by the way, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!?  Go see it!  EVERYBODY should see it!  Now as for today’s Tip, I know it’s a lounge day, but lounging doesn’t mean BUM!  LoL  You can still be stylish.  Sometimes you just buy stuff because it’s cool like my sweater for instance!  I found this bad boy on sale at Target for just $14!  TIP: Always shop out of season, that’s when you get the best deals.  I use it for lounging and on a day like today when you just want to make a quick run to the gym it’s perfect!  Also take note of the shorts by Converse which are also from Target ($7 SALE)!  Perfect for Stylish Lounging!  Stop rockin’ those high school basketball shorts and upgrade to some nice, comfortable cotton!  Trust me, it’s a wise investment.  Now, I would be remiss if I didn’t give another Shout Out to Nashville for this beautiful weather!!! I mean dang! This is why Nashville will always be HOME!  “LIVE ABOVE IT!”