Spectator Sneakers and an Ode to Menswear

The Spring 2016 Menswear shows begin today in NYC and so I figured this was as good a time as any to put my pants on. Black stretch cigarettes from Forever 21 to be exact. And then I got to thinking as I got to dressing, that my views on men’s fashion are pretty black and white (see where I’m going with this?). I like it when men look polished, yes, but a little rough too. Considered but with enough laissez faire to make them mysterious. Masculine always, but with an intuitive sensitivity. Wait, I may or may not still be talking about clothes. Let’s regroup. Here I’ve paired my high-water trousers with a basic white tee from Gap, a bag from Big Buddha and, the piece de resistance, my Kenneth Cole spectator sneaks. (I couldn’t find mine online for you, but click here for a nice substitute.) The shoes, just like the men who used to wear them in the roaring twenties, bring just the right amount of flourish and intrigue.

Amanda Garrigus - Black & White Kenneth Cole Sneakers

Amanda Garrigus - White Gap T-shirt

Amanda Garrigus - Forever 21 Capri pants

Amanda Garrigus - Kenneth Cole Spectator sneakers



Jump On It

I’ve been falling in love a lot lately, with jumpsuits. And like the most exciting romances, my attention is piqued by something a little risky. A jumpsuit isn’t usually my thing, but when it’s right, well, you might as well surrender. This Kenneth Cole piece really took me by surprise. It’s a little outside my comfort zone, which is why I had to try it. Is it zebra? Are those savage claw marks? Is it just an artful bit of monochromatic goodness? Maybe it’s a Rorschach? There is no wrong answer, except perhaps indifference. Take a leap (or a jump) of faith and try one on for size. You just might fall head over heels.

Amanda Luttrell Garrigus Kenneth Cole Jumpsuit w:car

Amanda Luttrell Garrigus Kenneth Cole Striped Jumpsuit w:car

Amanda Luttrell Garrigus Kenneth Cole Jumpsuit front

Amanda Luttrell Garrigus Kenneth Cole Jumpsuit sidelong glance

Amanda Luttrell Garrigus Kenneth Cole Jumpsuit sidestepping smile