If you’re like me, the only reason you give a shit about the seasons changing is so you have an excuse to add to your wardrobe. However, making substantial changes and buying all new clothing for different weather can be super expensive for no reason. So, I’m here to give you 5 unisex staple pieces that can easily transition year-round and trick people into thinking you have a whole new closet.
A denim jacket in a great cut and neutral wash is a classic essential and something you’ll probably keep in your closet forever. I switch off between two for the whole year: a vintage, dark-wash Levi that I wear in fall/winter and a super light version I wear in the summer. I found each for under $30 at the Melrose Flea Market but if you’re not so into the vintage idea, Levi’s is the place to go.
A pair of classic sneakers in a bright color or interesting texture is something that’s easy to pull off and can make pretty much any outfit. Lately I’ve been rotating between my green/white Stan Smiths, navy A.P.C.x Nike Air Max 1’s and teal Adidas Campus.
Pro Tip: I wear a women’s 7 and usually the rad colors are only in men’s so I often buy a boy’s 5. (Plus kid’s sizes are usually about $30-40 cheaper; win win) Some other unisex favorites: Puma Suede
Puma Suede Classics: Pharrell x Adidas
One of my favorite things to dress up or down is a vintage band tee. I love the look of an old, ripped shirt worn with something modern like a great pair of jeans or printed skirt. I usually find the best deals on Ebay or at flea markets like the Melrose Trading Post or the Rose Bowl.
Melrose Trading Post: Every Sunday (rain or shine; holidays, too) 9-5 Rose Bowl Flea Market: Every second Sunday of the month 8-4 4.
Overalls are pretty easy to pull off if you’re a model or Andre 3000 (ultimate bae). That said, there are ways for regular men to rock them without looking like a construction worker or a redneck, and ways for women to wear them without looking twelve.
The focus is on cut and color. Black looks good on everyone and it’s the safest way to rock the overall trend without looking super young. More importantly, don’t buy a pair that’s overly ripped; they usually don’t look great and won’t transition from season to season well. In the fall, I’ll throw on a tee underneath and wear a pair of sneakers or suede booties. Transitioning from day to night is super easy too: just layer a crew neck sweater on top and pair with heels. (Best part about layering: if your overalls are a little baggy, it’ll look like you’re wearing boyfriend jeans—and again trick people into thinking you have a brand new wardrobe) I have a pair from Paige Premium Denim that I wear constantly.
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Overalls look the best on men when they layer. Don’t be afraid to wear denim on denim: a jacket on top of overalls in a similar wash looks so rad. Cuff the hem to make it look a little bit messy and throw on a pair of cool sneakers. I like a hoodie underneath, too.
Most of you will never be 1/10000th as cool as 3stacks but just look at him for inspiration, okay?
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Bomber jackets are classic and cool in an effortless way. I have a black version I love that both men and women always compliment.