Shake Up Your Style, Part II

Next Stop: Greece

Greece is a dream! A dream dream! I was most excited about visiting Greece. I envisioned serenity, flowing garments, wind, freshness and clean linen. That may not make much sense to you, but it paints a picture in my mind, I’m sitting right in the middle of it wearing….

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Harem pants! That’s what I need some harem pants. I didn’t own any and baggy is never my thing, but I felt these in my spirit. After getting the perfect pair I wanted to the fresh clean linen feel and opted for a crisp white half buttoned shirt that made it a simple yet expressive look. The sandals were also a new find as I didn’t own any! I’ve never been a big fan of sandals and never found them stylish as when I was growing up they were big and bulky. But, what I s a Grecian God to wear on his feet? This Etsy find hit the spot. I felt right at home. I’d never wear this back at home in Atlanta, but how perfect for breezing through the cliffs of Mykonos.

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When else can my big black ass wear HOT PINK from head to toe?! It’s only fitting for zipping through Grecian beach clubs. I had this vision of a bright ball of color and specifically pink against my dark skin as I charmed my way to free cocktails at Lohan Beach Club in Mykonos. I scoured stores and the net to seek such a thing and never saw anything close to what I was going for that wasn’t a million dollars.

UNTIL! A black designer I follow on Instagram, Lee Rickie, previewed a look from his upcoming spring collection while traveling abroad. “OMG! That’s it and he gets it!”, I thought to myself. Snagged this one immediately. Highly recommend Lee Rickie Collection for unique menswear with great quality.

AMSTERDAM

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I have a slight obsession with Amsterdam after my visit. It was just as lovely as I imagined and I could easily live there. I wasn’t sure what to expect in terms of fashion, but I definitely felt bold. A striking color and a pattern of some sort was absolutley called for. Cowboy demin?! I didn’t see that on the radar, but I’m so glad it showed up! What does a modern cowboy in the city look like? That’s me!

I let my creativity flow with this blonde hair. There were no rules. I was parading down those dutch streets looking to wrangle some cattle! My leopard pony haired belt accompanied me and the beautiful Amsterdam scenery served as a perfect backdrop to my shenanigans.

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