casual by the inlet

Cooler temperatures bring layers and layers mean more details. This gives you more opportunity to experiment, but it also means there's more you have to coordinate. Don't be afraid! Have fun! Pick a statement item or color and build around it. I chose both a piece and a color and worked around them to create this casual look while passing some time by the Shinnecock Inlet in Hampton Bays, NY.

This outfit was inspired by a new piece to my collection, this awesome King & Fifth merlot-colored slouchy beanie. Pairing this hat with my cranberry chinos was a no-brainer and sticking to neutrals for the rest of the outfit ensured the focus would be on the pop of color. I opted for a patterned charcoal grey down puffer vest to keep me both warm and stylish, and allow for any detailing on my shirt sleeves to be seen. This black lightweight sweater I'm wearing has a hexagonal raised pattern throughout and the vest allows for that detail to be seen not only on the chest but the sleeves as well. 

Pairing all of this with a lighter grey scarf meant that again, the focus would be on the pop of color. Finishing the look were a pair of black perforated leather slip ons with white soles and no-show socks (a little ankle goes a long way), my black and white WayFarer sunglasses and my black FitBit Charge. 


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What I'm Wearing:

KING & FIFTH Co. | slouchy beanie

EXPRESS | chinos

UNIQLO | puffer vest

H&M | lightweight sweater

STEVE MADDEN | leather slip-ons

UNIQLO | scarf

You can't go wrong when choosing an accent color and then sticking with easily mixed and matched neutrals to compliment your choice in color. As always, the details make the outfit and these little details are what give the outfit a completed look. Casual looks can sometimes be more tricky to pull off than more formal looks because there are just so many more options. Picking a statement piece or color and working around that is a great way for you to build outfits and combinations. I hope you enjoyed my take on this idea and that I could provide some inspiration; I know I enjoyed this shoot! 

Until next time,

Mind Your Manners.


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