sTyLe TiP : L A Y E R L E S S O N 6

My formal days are beginning to look a lot like my informal days and for me…this is a good thing!  The Athlete meets the Gentleman!  I LIKE IT!  “The Comvertable Gentleman” is in full effect!  I’m Layering 3 Jackets today!  The KEY is to have a nice light Base Layer, a solid mid-range Transition Layer, and a nice Tailored Top Layer!  Started with my Black/White, Cole Haan Zerogrand Wingtips ($278), then my Navy, Banana Republic Joggers ($40 SALE), my Sean Jean Crew Neck T-Shirt from Ross ($10 SALE), my Nike Running Dri-Fit ($10 SALE), next there’s the 3 jackets: My Nike Track Jacket ($20 SALE), my Nike Golf Jaket ($30 SALE), and my Navy, Express Top Coat ($278).  “LIVE ABOVE IT!”

The JPSKILLZ Style Tip of the Day!

“Don’t wear white after Labor Day.”  Okay…WHY?  Exactly.  This “rule” much like many other societal norms that we subscribe to without challenging the validity thereof (Ooops, nerd moment) is not based in anything substantial.  It is merely the opinion of a person that was considered to be a Fashion Icon.  Well, today we have our on brains and with those brains we are beginning to blaze our on trails!  It’s a myth people.  If you want to wear White then wear White.  Heck, you don’t question it when it comes Black ( insert Kermit sipping tea here).  So today took my Summer White and made it my Winter White.  And the results are on display.  LET IT SNOW!  Rockin’ my Gray, Cole Haan Zerogrand Wingtips ($278), my White, Levi Jeans from Macy’s ($25 SALE), my favorite vintage belt ($FREE.99), my Sean Jean Crew T’ from Ross ($10 SALE), my Gray, Merona Zip-Up Cardigan, my Navy, Express Top Coat ($270), and my Gray/Black, Banana Republic Vest ($40 SALE).  “LIVE ABOVE IT!”

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The JPSKILLZ Style Tip of the Day! L A Y E R L E S S O N / 5

Today I’ll be very mobile so I wanted something Comfortable.  Last year I coined the phrase, “Comvertable Gentleman.”  Well, this is what it’s all about.  Rockin’ my Gray, Cole Haan Zerogrand Wingtip shoes ($278), my Black, American Stitch Joggers from Saks Off 5th Ave ($40 SALE), I layered the look with my White, Sean Jean Crew Neck T’ from Ross ($10 SALE), Gray, Converse T’ from Target ($12), and my Red, V-Neck Merona Sweater ($20).  The Key is to Layer T-Shirts.  We generally don’t think about Layering T-Shirts, but you can!  And it makes for a nice look.  It creates a nice pattern around the neck and it’s great for Joggers.  If you can, have the bottom T’ be a bit longer than the top.  To finish this look I threw on my Royal Blue, Nike Golf Coat ($20 SALE).  This made for a really nice Contrast!  Just call me SUPERMAN!  “LIVE ABOVE IT!”