First of all, I just want to wish you all a Happy New Year! The last few weeks have been a little crazy on my end with all the holiday commitments, planning content and projects for this year and everything else in between. Enough with the boring stuff though, this is my first style post of 2016 and it’s a good one I might add :)! I told myself this year, I’m going to experiment a little more with my wardrobe and I think this look is a great starting point. For me, army prints are always a hit or a miss, there’s no in between. The trick to making it a hit, is to 1. not over do it and 2. everything else has to compliment it. I decided to throw on a camo jacket over a basic sweatshirt, paired with some ripped denim (obviously) and completed the look with my new high top sneakers from Lacoste. It’s street, it’s edgy, it’s the perfect casual get up to start the year in!
Christian @Lacoste Turbo High-Top Sneakers – Nappa leather FTW!
What I’m Wearing
Turbo High-Top Sneakers – LACOSTE
Military Jacket– MANIERE DE VOIR | Ripped Denim – TOPMAN (similar here) | Basic Sweatshirt – H&M | Tuque – HERSHEL SUPPLY CO. (similar here)
Hey guys, I hope that you’re all doing well. Can you believe we’re already eleven days into December and I haven’t even started my Christmas shopping yet?!? I just came back from a two-day trip to New York with Adidas that I can’t wait to share but in the meantime I put together a little style post for you guys.
You know how I feel about black, it’s a safe choice but depending on how you rock it, it can be the best choice. This outfit is street, casual and edgy all wrapped into one. Layered the top portion with a black zippered tee and a long line tank underneath, added some skinny jeans, a tuque, and finally broke in my Tubular Sneaker boot GSG9. This is something easy to throw together and wear around the city doing everyday stuff! – I hope you like it!
What I’m Wearing
Tubular Sneaker boot GSG9 – Adidas Originals
Black Tee (old) – H&M (similar here)| Ripped Denim – H&M (similar here) | Long line Tee – Urban Outfitters | Tuque – H&M
It’s December 1st and as I sit down and write this travel post, I must say that the last half of this year has truly been a blessed one. One of the things that I love about being a blogger is that it opens doors to opportunities that can sometimes be life changing. Last month I got the opportunity to travel to the island of Tobago and learn a little bit about their lifestyle and fashion.
The great people at Fashion Vanguard invited us down to check out their inaugural fashion buyers exhibition. This exhibition showcased 9 reputable designers with roots from the island.
I, of course had my favourites and gravitated towards more of your staples/essentials from a brand titled I Say U Clothing. It’s cool to see what works in regards to fashion in other parts of the world and it’s even cooler to see the influence of different cultures reflected in the garments. Linen (for it’s breathability, I’m sure) was a common fabric used throughout a lot of the featured designers especially the menswear line, Millhouse. Neoprene, which is one of my favourite materials this year was very well displayed throughout some of the womenswear designers such as, Lush Kingdom. Photography by: Vitina Blumenthal for ChristianConfidential.comAfter taking in all the dope fashion, it was time to get a taste of the Tobago lifestyle. Beautiful weather, friendly people and great food (I tried shark for the first time), I’m not really sure what else I could’ve asked for. We spent some time at Pigeon Point beach, partied at the infamous ‘Shade’ nightclub and relaxed by the pool at our villa. All in all, this was a great experience and Tobago is filled with hidden gems and treasure both in fashion and lifestyle. If you’re looking for a destination to unwind and reflect, Tobago is a destination to consider. A special thank you to everyone that made our stay what it was especially; Jamilia, Karen, Kery & Kevon.
Until next time,
Hey guys, the weekend is finally upon us! If you’ve had a crazy week like I did, it’s time to let loose and turn all the way up! I put together a new style post that I think you guys are going to like. It’s simple, yet fun and oh so dope in my books. Let’s just say it’s a more edgy take on the ‘Canadian Tuxedo’. I grabbed my vintage denim vest, a grey long line sweatshirt, my new favourite pair of light wash denim and my latest kicks from Lacoste, the Showcourt. A classic silhouette from the brand with premium leather and intricate details that make them fairly easy to dress up or down. Naturally, I dressed them down! This is the perfect look if you’re looking for something that’ll give you comfort + style at the same time.
ChristianWhat I’m Wearing
Lacoste’s Showcourt Shoes Available At – TOWNSHOES
Longline Sweatshirt – HM | 93 Biker Denims – SECTION CLOTHING | Denim Vest – VINTAGE |
As promised, we’re back this week with part two of our ‘Street Style’ guide! The thing that I love about street style and fashion in general is that it’s totally your choice of how creative or simple you want to be with it. I always tell my boys that finding a happy medium within those two ends of the spectrum is the best way to go.
Don’t be afraid to go against the grain. Fashion is all about having fun and expressing yourself! Try on those fitted denim, rock those all black overalls! At the end of the day, you’ll know if it works for you or not.
As I mentioned in part 1 street
style is all about swag, and finding your own way of rocking an outfit is the fun part about it.
An easy way of bringing more depth into your outfit is by layering. Yes, layering, it’s not only for your preppy inspired looks anymore. Look at Kanye West
, one of my favourite street style guys, you’ll very rarely find him wearing only one tee or crewneck. Try experimenting with different lengths and fabrics when putting your outfits together. For example; I styled Daniel
with a simple denim button up
and complimented it with a long line tee underneath.
When in doubt dress from the bottom up. I don’t know if a lot of people do this or it’s just me because of my love of sneakers
but I tend to find it easier. Knowing the type of kicks that you want to wear and building your outfit around them is a trick that I like to use a lot.
Slender kicks are your best friends when it comes to skinny jeans and hi-tops are your best friends when it comes to joggers. If you’re on a budget grab yourself a pair of black and white Hi-Tops
! They pair well with the style of bottoms above,super versatile and the more you wear them, the more character they have.
Photography by: Shayna Desir for ChristianConfidential.com
Thanks for coming back and checking out part two of our ‘Street Style’ guide! Hopefully you guys found the tips informative and got to take a thing or two out of this post. As always, don’t be afraid to drop me a line if you have any questions or comments!
These last few months have been pretty busy for me and I’m finding that I’m spending less and less time at home. That being said, I’ve been having to dress myself in ways that are appropriate for any type of setting i.e.; a business meeting, dinner with friends or even a baseball game. Having to stay true to my style, I’ve been putting a lot of street and dapper pieces together. I absolutely love this look and I hope you do too! Ripped denim, basic tee, white low tops and a black blazer to add that extra class.
If you’re following me on Instagram, you’ve definitely seen these kicks paired with a few of my outfits. They’re my latest pair of Lacoste sneakers and are super versatile. Comfortable, with a more slender frame than most of the brands offering, I think they totally compliment the outfit.
ChristianWhat I’m Wearing
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Shoes: Lerond SNM – LACOSTE
Black Basic Blazer (old) similar here– ZARA | Ripped Denim (Skinny Fit) – H&M | Longline Tee – FOREVER21 | Sunglasses (similar here)- TOMS