A great wardrobe is one in which most of the pieces can be utilized and combined in a variety of ways. Versatility: one of my core menswear values. You already know that one of my favorite things to talk about—and illustrate—is how a few simple changes to one outfit can lead to a dramatically different outcome. Compare this look to this one and this one to this one. In other words, you don’t necessarily need more clothes, just the right clothes to keep things interesting. To continue this conversation, here’s another example.

Transformation - He Spoke Style

This is a play on Monday’s simple casual look. Same shirt, same chinos, same hat. To dress it up and take it from relaxed and rugged to workwear with a bit of funkiness, I simply added one of my favorite blazers, swapped the suede loafers for a dressier pair, and took a bag along. Simple changes and additions, big transformation.

I’ve yet to dedicate a post to men’s bag styles, but this is as good opportunity as any. A man’s bag should not only be functional, but should also fit seamlessly with his style and personality. A tote is a a great grab and go bag and I’ve found myself taking this one along on just about a daily basis. There’s space for everything, including laptop, camera, external hard drive, and plenty of pockets to keep business cards, cords, extra batteries, etc. organized. More to follow in the future specifically on men’s bag styles.

Transformation - He Spoke Style

Transformation - He Spoke Style

Transformation - He Spoke Style

This Look: Blazer by Brooks Brothers (Black Fleece) – Shirt by J.Crew – Chinos by J.Crew – Hat by Goorin Bros (similar here or splurge) – Pocket Square c/o Reiss (old, similar here) – Watch by Timex – Bag c/o Coach – Loafers c/o Allen Edmonds (Grand Cayman)

What are some easy ways you use to transform one look into something completely different?

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

He Spoke Style

Photography by Rob McIver Photo.


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