The Prep

HELLO WORLD! I'm officially back at it and getting things done. I apologize for the hiatus but it has been a whirlwind couple of months. With no further adieu let me introduce you to the new and first post on the updated site, "The Prep". I was recently doing some research and read an article discussing the 10 quint essential men's fashion archetypes and thought, "hey! I should post my interpretations of these archetypes in my own style"! So, here we are with #1.

As you all know, prep is not necessarily my personal style of choice, but if I did it this is exactly how. Cool and casual is always the way I go and layering these light fabrics together definitely does the job. Its still reasonably warm here in Austin so I have on shorts to let my legs breathe and some awesome casual loafers that were handed down from my grandpa!

Layer breakdown commencing meow!

1. Striped navy and white henley

2. Perforated grey cardigan

3. Hooded navy cotton blazer

To give you a better idea of how these all work so well together, I give you the detail shot.

I just love it, great color, texture and traditional styles make this preppy outfit modern and chic. Now, to add to the theme of this archetype I had to make sure my hair was on point. It can really make or break a look! Since my hair is a little edgier than the given idea, I styled it in the most traditional "comb over" way I could.

It's almost like a side mullet, business on the left, party in the right! Regardless, it is most definitely an updated take on a traditional preppy hairstyle. As you've noticed I kept the accessories to a minimum. When wearing so many layers, too much jewelry can really compete with your outfit so I left it to one necklace, a bracelet and a ring. Done.

Thank you all for not giving up on me! I promise I won't disappoint in the upcoming posts and I hope you're all as excited as I am! See ya soon, deuces!

(henley and shorts - H&M, cardigan - 7 For All Mankind, blazer - Armani Exchange, shoes - Cole Haan, jewels - David Yurman, spectacles - Ray-Ban)