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!”

The JPSKILLZ Style Tip of the Day!

Chill day today, nothing too important so just need to be sleek!  “I’M ON SLEEK!”  LoL  You just witnessed the birth of a new phrase!  Rockin’ my Black/White, Suede, Cole Haan Zerogrand Wingtips ($278), my Saks Off 5th Ave, Black, American Stitch Joggers ($40 SALE), Black, Nike Pro Combat Dri-Fit ($Free.99), Navy, Express Top Coat ($278), my Gray/Black, Banana Republic Reversible Vest ($40 SALE), and Black, Express Wool Scarf ($30).  Oh and it’s pretty cold today so I decided to put on my “No Show” GAP socks.  You can still be fly and functional at the same time.  It’s all about the tricks of the trade!  “LIVE ABOVE IT!”

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The JPSKILLZ Style Tip of the Day!


Guess what day it is? Guess what day it is!? HUMP DAY!!! LoL the day where you have to Man Up and Soldier through! So I started with my Military inspired, Green, V-Neck Sweater by Marc Ecko from Dillard’s ($20 SALE)! Then there’s my industrial flavored, Black, En|Noir Skinny Jeans from The GAP ($80)! I use my Cole Haan, Sequoia Suede, Zerogrand Chukkas ($278) like Military Boots. Remember : A small cuff at the bottom of your preferred jeans works great with Chukkas. I Layered my look with my new Cream, Zip-Up, Shawl Cardigan by Banana Republic ($40 SALE) which is the perfect sidekick for all my Zerogrands. Next I pulled my Denim Jacket by The GAP ($40) and finished off my cold barrier with my Express Top Coat ($278). I’m ready to divide and conquer…how about you? “LIVE ABOVE IT!”

The JPSKILLZ Style Tip of the Day!

A couple of rare details today.  I’m wearing a tie AND I buttoned the top button!  LoL  I don’t know, I was just feeling a bit Dapper today.  So I reached for my Black, M-1 Skinny Tie ($10) from Macy’s and coupled it with my Merona, Plaid Button-Up from Target ($25).  Then I finished it with my Maroon, GAP Merona Shawl Sweater($20 SALE) and Gray, Mossimo Blazer ($70.  Of course I’m wearing Zerogrands ($278) and I chose my Khaki, Express Joggers ($40 SALE) to add a bit of edge. “LIVE ABOVE IT!”

The JPSKILLZ Style Tip of the Day! : L A Y E R L E S S O N #4

Today’s fit is about Layering!  Once again, Layering with Cardigans is a slick look if you know how to Balance it out.  Today I started with my Black/White Zerogrand Wingtips ($278) and my Stonewash BR Skinny Jeans ($40).  This made for a nice, cool contrast.  I stuck with this color theme for the rest.  I’m Layering my Zip-Up, Merona Cardigan ($25) with my Button-Up, GAP Shawl Cardigan ($10 SALE).  I topped it off with my Mossimo Blazer ($70) and created a nice, clean, warm look!  Of course my Express Top Coat ($278) was the outermost Layer.  The buttons vs the zipper creates a nice contrast.  “LIVE ABOVE IT!”