Outfits: Spring Casual Friday

“Everyone’s watching, to see what you will do
Everyone’s looking at you
. . .
Everybody’s working for the weekend
Everybody wants a little romance
Everybody’s goin’ off the deep end
Everybody needs a second chance”

~Loverboy~

Lands’ End Chambray Shirt ($50). Seiko SNN241 Chronograph ($101). Zojirushi SM-SA48-NM Stainless Steel Mug($23).  School of Sock – The Darius ($12).  RevoLity Woven Belt ($10).  Banana Republic Stay Straight White Jeans ($90). Combatant Gent Chocolate Brown Suede Chelsea Boot ($90).    Tommy Hilfiger Smaller Flap Over Messenger Bag ($70).

Outfits: Spring Farmer’s Market

“Making the effort to really know where our food comes from gets us in touch with the farmer, the real force behind our food.”

~Theresa Marquez~

Lands’ End Forewind Twill Shirt ($20).  Polaroid Eyewear Polarized Navigator Sunglasses ($65). Timex Expedition Scout Watch($40). Joyo Money Clip ($24). Ayliss Woven Belt ($5).  Cash.  DSTLD Slim Jeans in Indigo Timber ($65).  Palladium Pallabrouse Boots ($63).  L.L. Bean Boat and Tote ($35).

 

 

Better Dressed Butch: Versatile Casual Winter/Spring Wardrobe – Part 2

Now that we have a foundation of simple and versatile pieces in our wardrobe, we can begin to add variety.  We can use color, patterns, texture, layers and accessories to give us even more options for pulling great looking outfits together.  This is where we can really begin to develop personal style.

As we discussed in Part 1, adding a single item to our foundational wardrobe now gives us many additional options.  Adding variety also keeps the wardrobe from feeling stale.  As the saying goes, “Variety is the spice of life.”  Everyone likes variety and being able to pull a patterned shirt out one day and a plain shirt the next day somehow feels nice.  So here are some examples of items we can use to spice up our foundational wardrobe.

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Better Dressed Butch: Versatile Casual Winter/Spring Wardrobe – Part 1

One of the hardest parts of starting to dress better is putting outfits together.  Most people think of clothes in terms of outfits, so when they go shopping for new clothes, they usually buy a couple of new outfits without thinking about their overall wardrobe.  This approach doesn’t work.  You’re left with the same old wardrobe, plus two new outfits.  So you now have two days that you feel awesome in your new outfits, and all of the other days you are stuck with your same old broken wardrobe.   This approach is not going to get you to the place where you are well-dressed every day.  Even if you bought enough new outfits for several days, you are going to end up bored with wearing the same several outfits over and over again.

There’s a better way to build your wardrobe.  If you approach your wardrobe as a whole, you can buy individual pieces that all work together.  And if you have assembled a wardrobe where the pieces can be worn in multiple outfits, you will be a better dressed butch much more quickly.  Let’s look at how to build an affordable, stylish and versatile wardrobe that will give you a ton of options with a minimal amount of items.   Continue reading “Better Dressed Butch: Versatile Casual Winter/Spring Wardrobe – Part 1”

Outfits: Visiting Her Family for Thanksgiving Day

thanksgiving outfit

Timex Easy Reader.  Lands End Twill Shirt.  St. John’s Bay Cardigan.  Thunderstruck Coffee Porter. Combatant Gentlemen Khaki Slim Straight Chinos.  G.H. Bass Dan Brass Belt.  Dockers Tussock Boot. Solmate Stars & Stripes Socks.