"I definitely lean towards LA street style, with lots of basic layers, bombers, long cardigans, distressed bottoms, and joggers. I tend to stay away from heavy graphic pieces and stick to neutral colors. I feel most comfortable wearing all black and add pops of color in either accessories or shoes.
I look for pieces I can wear with more than one outfit and in multiple seasons. Since I prefer neutrals, my color schemes are usually all the same – brown, tan, white, black, darker green, and navy. I do not like to stand out with color, but for someone to look at my outfit and comment based on my choice of threads. The comments I receive can be comical at times – things like, “You have enough zippers?” or “Aren’t you hot? You’re wearing, like, five layers.”
For work, I stick with trendy pieces or take a traditional shirt-and-tie outfit and add something a little more interesting. Sometimes I wear a monkey suit if need be, but luckily in advertising most clients understand how uncomfortable those get with us creative types.
I like to shop at stores such as H&M, Zara, and Forever 21 (yes, men’s Forever 21 has some gems here and there), but I do lots of online shopping from retailers outside of the state, [including] shops in Portland and Los Angeles, and a few European ones. New England weather has drastically changed my style since I lived in Los Angeles for four years. I do enjoy the cold, though, because I can put together interesting outfits, combining street style with touches of class. I keep everything in layers – nothing too big and bulky. When the weather warms up, you will never see me wearing shorts. Short sleeves? Sure. Fewer layers? Sure."