“What are the 5 must have items for this summers wardrobe?”
Here’s a legitimate sartorial inquiry made by a fellow follower; Mr. Drew. All these questions about relationships and the “consistency of my hair” have been getting a little redundant… and a little boring to be honest with you lol. So here goes;
I usually don’t like to read articles saying this and that are “must-haves” so I will just say that these are things I consider to be more or less essential to my personal wardrobe.
1. Deconstructed blazer
There will always be occasions where you need to “dress up” a bit. As much as I love dressing down and throwing on a snapback, A Sunday brunch with friends and family will call for something a little more…. appropriate. A fully lined blazer is way too much for the Summer heat, especially in NYC so pick up a deconstructed blazer in a thin, breathable cotton, or even linen. Stay cool.
2. [Colorful] Khakis
I know in the last few months, you’ve seen me wearing mostly black, or monochromatic colors, but in the warmer months I like wearing a good amount of color. (If you go back enough on the WIWT pages, you will see some examples). Make sure the colorful pants you get are made from a thin cotton fabric so you don’t walk around with colorful swamp-ass all day.
A nice pair of shades not only compliments your outfit, but has some health benefits as well. Most designs come with a polarized lens option and I think it’s actually worth the extra few bucks to get the polarized option. ie; UV rays (if you’ve seen Day After Tomorrow, you know what’s up).
4. Fresh sneakers
I LOVE the warmer months only for the fresh sneakers I get to wear. With a copious amount of foot powder, going sans socks is the best feeling when you’ve got awesome breathable shoes like the Nike Flyknit Trainers. I also love my True White Vans and Tretorns. Just make sure if you’re part of the #sweatycrew like I am, to powder them real nice, because it’s really hard to get that stank out once it gets absorbed into the shoe.
5. Chambray shirt
Again… it’s gonna be real hot in the summer and you need everything to breathe well. A chambray shirt will go a long way in the warmer months; I really love wearing mine with a pair of white jeans or khakis.
Here’s a bonus;
Murad // Oil-control Mattifier with SPF 15
On top of being in the #sweatycrew, I also tend to get oily in my T-zone and this thing helps keep me oil-free for a good 8-12hours. If you’re gonna be in the sunlight all day, it’s not cool to walk around shining light into everyone’s eyes with your oily face. Also, it has SPF15… which isn’t a lot, but better than nothing. You can also apply even more SPF on top of this.