I have another blog. I know. I am an internet adulteress. My other blog, Kerriestella: Just So You Know, has been my main thing for a few years now and seems to get much more of my love as of late. I think its more free-form focus– music, politics, pop culture– lends itself to more posts because I don’t really have to think about it…it’s practically automatic. But I realize my automated tendencies have left this blog missing out on some awesome content.
Let’s do a little flashback, shall me?
It was the first hot day in May and I took my largely unwilling boyfriend, Yannick on a little photo expedition:
Young men, let’s say in their mid-20’s to mid-30’s, are in a tricky position. It can be hard to find a way of looking pulled together, professional, young AND casual in menswear! I see many guys– particularly in Richmond– rocking the faded polo and khaki cargo shorts that look like they were bought 5 years ago or ankle skimming shorts and a the proverbial “white tee”. All of that works when you’re a college kid, but for the average American man, it might be best to age the wardrobe.
Yannick does a great job of dressing casually– this is literally a “jeans and t-shirt” outfit. Simple things help to make the outfit age-appropriate: the cut of the shirt is slim with a notched collar, indicating that some thought went into the choice. The jeans are slim, straight-legged in a contemporary wash– no one would mistake them for high school holdovers.
And I think this one was my favorite (I’m a sucker for that sunshine):
Yannick dresses much as I would if I were a man: simple lines, easy fabrics and close fits. He uses color confidently, taking what could be a very simple outfit to one laced with impactful monochrome:
Menswear can be tricky business when you’re dealing with the “young, professional and casual” set. What are your favorite casual menswear looks?
Kerri is the owner, editor, and designer here at The Right Style. She started the blog as the home for her burgeoning career as a makeup artist and stylist and keeps it going and growing because she’s a madwoman. Visit her at her other passion project, SelfiesandSnark.com and check her out on the day job tip at Kerriestella.com