Putting together the right outfit can be fun, it can also be frustrating. Mixing and matching brands is the way to go. Whether it’s a statement piece or a reliable basic. Here are a couple of brands that have saved me over the years.
A Japanese Casual Wear Brand with Locations in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Seattle, Philadelphia, Colorado, Virginia, Florida
This place is the KING of basics. Ranging from sweaters, to button ups and blazers.
They offer a insane variety of colors, and the clothes themselves are long lasting.
A major draw for this brand is their HeatTech Collection. This collection prides itself on lightweight innerwear. Adding no bulk to your outfit. HeatTech converts existing moisture from your body into heat. Keeping you warm in the colder months.
Uniqlo also offers a Ultra Light Down Collection. This collection features vests, jackets and parkas with different cuts and styles. Prices ranging from 29.90 to 79.90.
Honorable mention goes to the Men’s Comfort Jacket. A blazer that appears formal but is made from 100% Jersey. Can be folded and tossed in your backpack and brought out wrinkle free for a after work date.
Good to Know: Pants at Uniqlo are hemed to your length. Allow time for the hemming process when shopping.
Founded in 1975 by spanish designers Amancio Ortega and Rosalía Mera
Zara has over 7,400 stores.
This brand features fresh and new looks. A great way to find a statement piece at a affordable price.
Zara’s Suit collection is pretty impressive. Offering modern cuts as well as classic. With a variety of patterns and looks, t
Their selection of tops is also quite lavish. Zara perfectly mixes vintage styles blended with dramatic modern colors and cuts. A great way to add some flair to a pair of jeans or a sharp blazer.
The accessories are pretty unique as well. Choose from bold bathings suits, hats, scarfs, and jewelry.
Good to Know: Prices can verge on expensive. Online sales are good to keep a eye on.
A British Fashion Retailer founded in 2000.
Asos has the most eclectic group of clothing I have found.
This online brand offers everything from fanny packs to overalls. They have the wackiest styles and the prices are shockingly low.
It is easy to go down the rabbit hole on Asos website, because they truly have the largest selection.
They offer not only the Asos brand but other mainstream brands like North Face, Tommy Hilfiger and Vans.
Their selection of shoes is impressive. Ranging from boots to flip flops and sneakers. Carrying their Zara brand as well as Converse, Puma and Doc Martens.
Activewear is also a huge draw with Asos. They have anything from Workout Gear to Ski Wear. In a variety of sizes and styles.
Good to Know: Measure yourself. Asos gives you a measure guide. Sizes can range and change from style to style as well as brand.
However, Asos is great with refunds and return policies.
A British retailer, Topman, has locations worldwide.
Topman offers up some cutting edge styles with urban and formal looks.
I’m most impressed with TopMan’s pants selection. Chinos in an assortment of colors, fits, and patterns that you won’t find in other brands.
Unique dress paints in plaids, florals, featuring textures like tweed and silk.
They also have a fun assortment of t-shirts and sweatshirts. Not to mention some cool track jackets with graphic designs in metallic and some lending themselves to a more vintage feel.
TopMan is great online. With pages and pages of sale
Good to Know: Some sizing lends itself to European sizing, tending to run smaller. It’s best to try on clothing, or lean towards the larger size.
What can I say, Levis offers authenticity.
Levis has been around since 1853 and with good reason.
They have that original jean that we all love. That has remained consistent for years. A real jean go to.
Whether it’s their slim fit, straight or regular fit these jeans last and make us look good.
Not to mention their variety of jean jackets is legendary. New styles like the trucker jacket and the engineer coat offer fresh takes on Levis brand.
Good to Know: Your going to feel cool in one of these Jean Jackets.
What’s in your closet?
Whether you’re looking for a formal suit or a funky night