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!”

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“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!

Looks like the sun had some trouble gettin’ out of bed this mornin’ too!  LoL  However this did create a nice Blue effect to compliment my Royal Blue, Merona V-Neck Sweater from Target ($20)!  Go figure.  Like Tim Gunn says, “MAKE IT WORK!”  Keepin’ it cool with my Gray, Cole Haan Zerogrands ($278), Express, Rocco Skinny Denim Jeans ($80), Gray, Shawl Cardigan from The GAP ($10 SALE), and Gray, Mossimo Blazer from Target ($70)!  Of course we top it off with the Express Top Coat ($278).  Once again, “Sweater on Sweater Violence” is great for Layering!  “LIVE ABOVE IT!”

The JPSKILLZ Style Tip of the Day!

Cold out there today so I’m gonna layer up, but in a slightly different way.  For starters I’m rockin’ my Gray Zerogrands ($278)  Then I’m keeping it comfortable & warm with my Tweed, GAP Photographer pants ($40),  Next I’m rockin’ one of my favorite Shawl sweaters by Merona from Targhetto ($30)!  LoL  Now here’s where it gets tricky!  I’m adding another sweater to the mix in the form of my Cream, Banana Republic, Zip-UP, Shawl Cardigan ($40 SALE)!  Once again, the key is to think of your Cardigans as Blazers.  No need for a scarf today fellas.  Finally, top it all off with a nice, tailored Top Coat from Express ($278)!  Shades on “FLEEK!”  LoL  “LIVE ABOVE IT!”

JPSKILLZ Style Tip of the Day!

Not too flashy but always classy! LoL Simple today: Rockin’ my Gray Zerogrands ($278), my Slim Fit Express Khaki Joggers ($40 Sale), BR Oxford ($25 Sale), Gray Mossimo Cardigan ($25), Express Top Coat ($278), and Green Merona Vest ($30). Now you may choose not to wear the vest, but that’s a gametime decision.  I just felt like a little more edge and warmth.  Anyway, “LIVE ABOVE IT!”

JPSKILLZ Style Tip of the Day!

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Happy Monday people!  You didn’t forget about me did you!?  Good.  I hope everybody is having a great New Year!  I know I am!  My post are going to be a bit shorter from here on out because quite frankly I’ve become busier, which is a good thing, right?  Anyway, today I just wanted to be Warm, Presentable, & Comfortable.  I think I achieved that much.  LoL  Rockin’ my Zerogrands ($278) which are the epitome of comfort!  My Express Khaki Joggers ($40 Sale), my BR Oxford, my Roundtree & York Cardigan ($30 Sale), and my Mossimo Blazer from Target ($70)!  Top it all off with a nice tailored Top Coat (Express $278) and you’re ready for the World!  Excuse me while I kiss the sky!  LoL  “LIVE ABOVE IT!”

JPSKILLZ Style Tip of the Day!


Today I have a few errands to run and then a lot of prep work for JPSKILLZ 2015!  So I’m definitely Sporty and I’m showing you the best Wireless Bluetooth Headphones on the planet!  Because these are what I rock throughout my day!  From the office to the gym to the crib!  “TO THE WINDOOOOOOOOOW TO THE WALL!!!”  LOL  No?  Okay.  Let’s get started.

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You know it all starts with the shoes.  You know it’s gotta’ be Zerogrands for now.  LoL  Rockin’ my American Apparel thermal underneath to create a nice, warm base layer!  It also gives the Button Up a less refined look.  Very Manish.  (Z $278) (T $30)

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And next I threw on my American Stitch Joggers from Saks 5th Ave.  Perfect for JOGGIN’ around town!  See what I did there?  LoL  $40 Sale





“Yea Joe, that’s cool, but what about the Button Up?”  Well I’m glad you asked!  This is my Slim Fit, Banana Republic Button Up!  Black buttons on a Black Button Up are a must!  $20 Sale

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“Yeah, but JOE!  What are you listening to!?”  Well, I won’t tell you what I’m listening to, but I will tell you what I’m listening with…MY EARS!  LoL  No.  These are my new, Wireless, Jay Bird Bluebuds X Headphones!  Just check out the site, they’re everything and MORE! Thes bad boys get my FULL endorsement!  YO JAY BIRD!  HOLLA’ ATCHA’ BOY!!!  $130 Sale






Not rockin’ any of my Shawl sweaters today so I’m using my scarf to keep my esophacus…esofucus…esoff…MY THROAT, warm.  Throw the Blazer over the top & you create a nice little piece of much needed refinement to an otherwise laid back Fit.  You know my Mossimo Blazer from Target well by now.  $70








“FINISH HIM!”  Yo hand me that tailored, Express Top Coat would ya’!  BAM!  DONE!  REMEMBER: I nice tailored piece of outerwear goes a loooooooooooooooooooooooong way.  $278



SEE ya’ll later.  #Fin.