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The JPSKILLZ Style Tip of the Day!

Wednesday has arrived and by now you’re either making moves or making excuses.  For me it’s the former and I love semi-warm days like this to make them!  Only in Nashville baby!  So I don’t need much to keep me warm.  I’m rockin’ my Sequoia Suede, Cole Haan Zerogrand Chukkas ($278), my Black, En Noir Moto Skinny Jeans from The GAP ($40 SALE), my Black, American Apparel Henley ($30), my favorite Vintage Button-Up ($FREE.99), My Dark Gray, Mossimo Blazer from Target ($70), and my Green, Merona Vest ($30)!  “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!”

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!”

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!”

JPSKILLZ Style Tip of the Day!

Another mild day in “Da’ Ville!”  I Like it!  A few Layers should suffice. Rockin’ my Gray, CH Zerogrand Wingtips ($278), my Black, American Stitch Joggers from Saks Off 5th ($40 SALE), I’ve Layered my Red, Express Oxford ($30) with my Gray, Merona Zip-Up Cardigan ($25) & Green, Vest ($25) from Target!  Protect ya’ chest gentlemen…your arms will take care of themselves 😉  “LIVE ABOVE IT!”

The JPSKILLZ Style Tip of the Day!

Another decent day in Nashville, minus the sun.  For this reason a simple vest should suffice and I’m talking about my BR Reversible Vest ($40 SALE).  This atop my Brown, GAP Sweater ($20 SALE) and White, Express No-Show Buttons, Button-UP ($20 SALE). I dusted off my favorite, Slim Fit Cargos by Mossimo ($20 Target) and kept the nice Earthy Theme going with my Gray, Zerogrand Wingtips ($278 Cole Haan)!  Not too flashy, just keepin’ a low pro’ today 😉  And remember, the shirt being tucked in or out completely changes the look.  I actually tucked it in later.  “LIVE ABOVE IT!”

JPSKILLZ Style Tip of the Day!: #ChristmasSwag


MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! I hope everyone is having a good one? Good! Well, this post, although jolly, is short and sweet! “C’mon son!” It’s Christmas! Throw on your Zerogrands and a Cardigan or 2 and go be with your Loved ones! 😉  Boy this is some good TEA!



















Here’s an extra Tip!  Throw everything you need into a backpack!  Unfortunately/Fortunately I have work to do today as well, so I have to have everything I need close to me.