look 20: treat yourself.

so... i officially believe in love at first sight. i believe because i've experienced it, but maybe not the way you think: it's with a pair sneakers.  if you know me well, then you know i don't wear a ton of obnoxiously expensive stuff—i'm into looks way more than labels—but every now and then, i treat myself to a little gift. meet balenciaga's speed trainers.

wearing: balenciaga speed trainers, stefan grant t-shirt, 3.1 phillip lim belted shorts, reclaimed vintage baseball cap, frames by ray-ban.

breaking down the look

the good thing about a statement shoe is that the rest of your look can be super easy; and given the fact that these bad boys are pretty much perfection in sneaker form, all the work was basically done for me. i chose to keep things all-black here, but remembered the summer heat waiting for me. the answer: shorts + a comfortable tee (this style from stefan grant is probably the most amazing t-shirt i've ever slipped on. ever.). from there, i just threw on a few cool accessories—the cap and sunglasses—and hit the street. light work. -j

look 11: that weekend flow with suavs.

every season, after #nyfwm, i basically go into total chill mode the following weekend. with that said, saturday morning arrived and i met up with one of my best friends for a matinee, brunch, a bangin' gym session, and, finally, drinks and dinner. it was completely relaxing—plus, i had this new pair of suavs that i was gifted a few days ago to keep me comfy along the way.

wearing: suavs barton winter slip-ons, asos man denim jacket and distressed hem jeans, 
h&m sometimes tee, vintage bandana, and asos striped socks.

brand spotlight

when i visited the site to pick out my pair, i noticed that they called themselves "the comfiest shoes on the planet." of course, you'd expect any brand to say that, but once i slid them on, i could definitely see why they put it front and center. these bad boys really are extremely comfortable. the bartons, in particular, are lined with a faux fur interior that makes it feel like you're running on clouds all day. i may have to get a pair for the office.

what i loved about this look was that the slip-on sneaker style let me add a little personality to things with these fun socks from asos. together, i think they make a pretty cool combo. -j

look 8: kicking it with k-swiss.

these past few weeks, i've found myself incorporating way more dapper elements into my looks than usual: suits, blazers, vests, all that good stuff. i guess i was in an a little bit of a joggers-and-sneakers phase for a second, but the variety's coming back and i'm excited; especially since the ss17 season is almost here (not to mention, nyfwm is right around the corner!). below, i kept it business casual at work with a sporty suited number, featuring some fresh kicks from k-swiss. - j

wearing: asos man suit jacket, wood wood aa pixel logo tee, adidas originals joggers, k-swiss classic '66 p sneakers.

brand spotlight

so, for this look, i adopted my usual approach to suiting, dressing things down with a tee (or turtleneck) and throwing on a clean pair of kicks for an easy athleisure win. i love this style from k-swiss—the all-white colorway makes it work effortlessly with so many different outfits, plus they add some serious throwback cool points.