There’s Something I’ve Been Meaning To Tell You….

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:

Yannick @Flood Wall

My favorite place in Richmond: The Flood Wall Murals

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.

Yannick @ Brown's Island

Under the Tracks, Brown’s Island


Yannick @ The Canal Walk

Walking on sunshine.

And I think this one was my favorite (I’m a sucker for that sunshine):

The Light.

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:

Check out those kicks.

Menswear can be tricky business when you’re dealing with the “young, professional and casual” set. What are your favorite casual menswear looks?