One of themes I keep coming back to is that you don’t have to change much for an outfit to have a completely different look. Among the New Year’s style resolutions that I’ve taken to heart is keeping it classic and basic.

Now, that’s not to say it’s all suit and tie all the time – I’ve been known to throw a turtleneck into the mix more than my fair share of times this year.


Two things happen when you decide to work within a specific set of guidelines – in this case, a foundation of basic menswear staples. First, getting dressed in the morning becomes a lot easier.

Not quite as easy as if you were wearing the same thing every day, but simple enough in that you’ve got a basic formula – blazer, shirt and pants.

And when that happens – when you create a solid foundation – it allows you to explore the world of details to create something more unique. Let’s talk about a couple ways to do that.


| WEARING | Montezemolo coat, Corneliani turtleneck, PT01 pants, Brioni scarf, Watch c/o Uniform Wares, Manuel Bozzi bracelet, Oliver Peoples glasses, Shoes c/o Paul Evans | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo

Despite the fact that it’s been unseasonably warm this past week and Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow, it’s still winter and probably will still be winter for another month or so. That means there’s still time for a good scarf.

While scarves are meant to keep you warm, they also serve an aesthetic purpose. Having a few to choose from in different fabrics and weights gives you options for a completely different look, even if you’ve worn the outfit underneath before.


If you’re at the point where you’re comfortable wearing some jewelry, think about adding a new piece. I’ve gotten into the habit of wearing the same two beaded bracelets, including this one, but had the chance to take this silver monster out for a spin recently.

We’re a little late with this post, but this wraps up an incredible year working with Luisaviaroma – a collaboration that started in Florence. The best part about us being a bit tardy, is that they’re in the midst of a crazy sale that has many items up to 80% off. Though, unfortunately, that coat many of you love is currently sold out.


Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

Brian Sacawa
He Spoke Style

In partnership with Luisaviaroma. The opinions expressed herein are mine alone and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Luisaviaroma.


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