Although I’m damn happy about summer being here and the summer gear that comes with it, I do admit that it can also be difficult to bust out different looks. The beauty of fall and winter is the layers, textures and accessories while summer is really all about less is more. I decided to do something a little different than my usual distressed denim and unique tee by pairing a layered top half with a basic short and sneaker.

We all know the frayed short sleeve crewneck sweater is in right now but I do find many of them a little too oversized for me. The whole Yeezy vibe that is so prevalent in every shop window is cool if done well but it’s often too slouchy for my taste. I still prefer a more fitted look but I decided to do a bit a both with this look and I think it was a kind of cool contrast. I took a preppy 7″ chino short and paired them with a super long oversized tee and a fitted yet frayed short sleeve sweater. Both pieces I found at Bench. and ended up buying both pieces in extra colours. The sweater is called JAWS TWO T-SHIRT. If you follow along my blog rather regularly, you’ve witnessed the growth of the Bench brand with me and my excitement about it. While I used to find a cool piece here and there, I’m now leaving everytime with sometimes a dozen pieces in my shopping bag. Great spot for basic tank tops too.

I want to get back to the oversized tee. I don’t rep “must-haves” very often but this one belongs. I buy new t-shirts all the time, literally at least a couple a week and although I obviously like each and every one I buy, I rarely fall in love with them and add them to my all-star lineup of pieces. This one is called the BLACKSBEACH TEE and it’s my new favourite fitting tee. It’s got a mildly frayed bottom, a hybrid scoop cut, and it’s extra long but it’s very lightweight which makes it really easy to hike up on the hip. I picked up the black and white but I know the white one is going to get a ton of wear this summer for layering under sweaters and button-ups. It even has that really subtle textured vibe to it which I love and can see if you look closely on the close-up photograph below.

Happy weekend guys. Can’t wait to see everybody’s summer looks on the gram! Peace.

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