ASOS insider picks: may. ๐Ÿ‘

as i start thinking about my #summer17 style, my head's currently filled with visions of breezy button-downs, dope match sets, retro tops, and some sweet suits. ๐Ÿ˜ with that said, these bad boys are some of favorite pieces on ASOS right nowโ€”add them to your cart ASAP. -j

follow my ASOS Insider account on Instagram for more stylish picks to shop ๐Ÿ‘‰ @asos_jovel

look 16: the sunshine palette.

color has always been a big thing for me, especially when it comes to putting a look together. hues that don't flow or balance each other out make me uncomfortable (which is why you'll rarely ever see me wearing random, wacky combos). now, don't get me wrong, i'm a fan of skillful color-blocking; and if you're one of those people who hates anything "matchy-matchy," no problem. but as for me and my wardrobe, i need a certain level of coordination. case in point: this spring-ready 'fit i threw on this morning.

wearing: asos man zip-neck tee with retro paneling, river island cropped trousers, vans authentic dx sneakers in tan.

breaking down the look

this one all started with the shirt, which gives the look a small, but solid pop of yellowโ€”muted just like I like it, and still perfect for the sunshine. from there, i pulled out a couple of easy neutrals that complemented the top half, but didn't compete. and thankfully, i found the perfect spot at the last minute to shoot it. the end result: a color palette that i could definitely get used to this season.

asos insider picks: april. ๐Ÿ‘

alright, people, it's time to start spring shopping and, personally, i'm super excited. here are a few of my favorite pieces from asos to help you get started. -j

follow my ASOS Insider account on Instagram for more stylish picks to shop ๐Ÿ‘‰ @asos_jovel

look 14: better late than never.

one of my challenges for the year is to really take advantage of my closet. it's no secret that i have (more than) my fair share of clothing, and i told myself that i either need to use it or lose itโ€”ASAP. with that said, i bought this shearling biker jacket from ASOS a few months ago and never got around to breaking it out. at this point, i figured i'd lost the chance until next fall, but thankfully mother nature is just as bipolar as ever.

wearing: asos man faux shearling biker jacket in white and double hue denim jeans, perry ellis sweater, adidas originals zx flux sneakers.

breaking down the look

this look was really about the color palette. as i was getting dressed, i wanted to give something icy: bright whites and cool shades of blue. from there, it was just about pulling the right pieces together. consider this next-level polar bear steez.

ASOS insider picks: march. ๐Ÿ‘

the first day of spring is almost here, which means you need to start thinking about that upcoming wardrobe flip. now, don't get crazy... it's still cold AF outside, but these sweet pieces will help you get your new-season style transition off to a fresh start. -j

look 12: the in-between.

some days you feel like dressing things up. other days you'd rather keep it casual. and then there are those strange days when you're not really sure what you're feeling... when you're stuck in-between. so what's the solution? do both.

wearing: h&m wool-blend casual blazer, ports 1961 #followme tee, asos man distressed jeans and rope belt, dr. martens bandana print brogues.

breaking down the look

in moments like these, the easiest thing is to blend your elements: mix dressier staples with laid-back basics for a fun combo. here, I paired a relaxed blazer with a simple tee for my personal approach to biz-casual. for the bottom half, I matched (very) distressed denim with a statement-making pair of broguesโ€”both of which added some extra cool points, while still working together with the rest of the 'fit for a solid head-to-toe ensemble.

ASOS insider picks: january. ๐Ÿ‘

happy 2017, people! it goes without saying that a new year calls for new threads, so i thought i'd give you guys a little helping getting things off to a stylish start. you know the routine: scroll down to check out my favorite picks from ASOS for the month of january. -j

follow my ASOS Insider account on Instagram for more stylish picks to shop ๐Ÿ‘‰ @asos_jovel

ASOS insider picks: december. ๐Ÿ‘

december's here, which means we're all likely dropping a ton of dolla dolla bills on presents for others (and a few for ourselves, haha). if you're doing any of that spending on asos.com, here are six of the picks you should add to your cart asap. -j

look 6: spanish shadows.

I thought it'd be a good idea to share a bit of my travel style from my recent trip to europe, so this look's straight from the streets of barcelona. this gold-striped sweater was one of the first things i threw in my suitcase before i left. something about it just screamed spain to me. -j

wearing: asos man sweater, forever xxi joggers, gloss the label frames, and creative recreation sneakers.

breaking down the look

the clashing stripes work together here to create a cool tension that draws major attention to the total look. and while the head-to-toe color palette isn't very loud (which is a good thing in my book), the gold detailing adds some extra wow (and a little bit of luxe) to the mix.

look 4: winter whites.

that whole "no white after labor day" rule is foolish, in case you didn't know. winter whites are definitely a trend worth trying out, and I got the chance to put a quick look together for my recent creative recreation campaign, featuring the new all-white napolis from their holiday '16 collection. check it out. -j

wearing: tigha neo 2 biker jacket, zara hoodie, asos crewneck tee and infinity scarf, adidas originals joggers, creative recreation holiday 2016 napoli sneakers, forever xxi beanie.

breaking down the look

in my opinion, the key to making winter whites work, is not going overboard. a cool statement piece or two (vs. head-to-toe outfits) is the trick. i balanced this look out by matching my outerwear and accessories against an all-black foundation. the yellow pop of color helped add a bit of edge to make everything feel a bit cooler.

look 3: the casual friday approach.

so, every now and then, i like to break out a slightly more dapper option. i had an early morning event on the upper east side, so i needed to look the partโ€”trust me, when you're in that neck of the woods, you don't want to look out of place.

wearing: topman cropped blazer, h&m polo, river island cropped trousers, adidas zx flux sneakers, asos suedette cap, hypergrand maverick watch.

breaking down the look

here, i basically just added a little bit of my personality to the idea of casual friday style. i gave a simple solid polo and trousers combo a sporty twist by throwing in a baseball cap and white sneakers. the cropped blazer added a few more dapper points to the equation for a cool street-ready look that works from your desk to drinks easy.