In recent years, especially here in North America, we’ve gotten more and more used to mixing our casual pieces with our more formal ones. From “tieless” work environments to “casual Friday” it seems there are fewer rules about how we dress for every day. While some look at this in a negative light, I see this as a way to let your personal style and creativity really shine. This idea of mixing it all up makes the everyday guy rethink his look as well as broaden his wardrobe. The end result is more guys being creative with their attire as they have a ton of new style options. With all this in mind, I’ve created a look that really shows how to mix the high with the low. I call this look The Alternative 3-Piece.
Slim Orange Chino pant with Stretch - H&M
I call this look The Alternative 3-Piece because I believe it’s a way to give your look the eye catching swagger of a 3 piece suit but keep it appropriate for everyday by adding casual elements.
Slim Purple Plaid button down collared shirt - Topman Indigo Blue Cotton Vest - Le Chateau Club Master Sunglasses - Vintage Light Washed Denim Jacket - H&M Beads and bracelets - ASOS
By mixing and layering multiple items you can put together some great combinations. As you may already know, I am a huge fan of mixing color, prints, and texture. The reason being is that it gives your outfit different layers of visual interest.
It’s always a good idea to invest in a good pair of versatile sunglasses. Choose a frame that will not only compliment the shape of your face but something that can be worn no matter what the occasion. My personal favorite style choice is the club master. They’ll work with a suit for a smart, sharp look but also won’t look out of place when you’re lying on the beach.
Blue striped socks - Happy Sock Chocolate Brown Tasseled loafer - H by Hudson
I love tasseled loafers! They’re traditional looking and add a nice classic touch to any outfit. I also love how versatile they are! They can be paired sockless with shorts, worn with a bright chino, or even worn with socks and a slim suit.
Lastly, don’t forget: menswear is all about the details!