#FreshStyleFits: Summer ’16 Style Guide by Brandon Clay – May 24, 2016
By: Brandon Clay @PSBPopCulture
For the most part, I stick with a combination of New Era fitted / snapback and Jordan Brand hats. I like the flavor that a crisp hat brings to the top of the outfit when it’s done right. From time to time, I’ll still rock a Polo Ralph Lauren baseball cap like Alli Lhamon mentioned that she rocks as well. Suzanne Eubank, one of my fashion go-to’s, says baseball hats should be worn with the bill clean and to the front. I rock with that though I must admit I stray from her theory on occasion.
No matter where my travels take me, I’ll still keep a lightweight Lifted Anchors bomber jacket or hoodie with me until the end of June. I put Jordan Davis on them before spring break came and went. Temperatures vary so much when the sun goes down that the extra layer can add to the outfit while still matching the weather.
Whether it’s from Lifted Anchors or John Elliott, the extended or asymmetric tee is still the way to go for me. I rocked them tough this winter with a jacket. I have a wide variation of colors and styles in the closet but the Lifted Anchors Penny tee or John Elliott Distressed Classic are great for any occasion. A huge shoutout to my personal stylist, Taylor Johnson, is necessary for the assist on this look. As an aside, being in the gym consistently is a major key to pulling these shirts off the right way.
I like Polo button up shirts when it’s 85 degrees and under especially if there is going to be shade at an outdoor concert. I also keep the Polo v-neck on deck as the weather heats up too.
It all depends on the day and location but Embellish Demin’s are lightweight which works even with the temperature rising. I also keep a crisp pair of Polo shorts on deck. I wear basketball clothes all the time for work so I like to step it up with my style when I get out of the house.
There are so many options out for a sneakerhead like myself. The Retro Jordan Brand Collection is a staple in my closet. I love the OVO X and OVO XII’s especially, got my hands on em early. This year, I’ve added a low top look with the Nike Presto this summer. They are the lightest shoes that I’ve rocked. I’ll always have room in my rotation for the timeless Polo low tops on my feet to complete the cycle.
I like to keep a clean watch on my wrist. The Apple Watch is a must grab and remains my go to through the summer. With all the band options, it’s easy to switch the style up from the gym to the weight room to the beach while keeping the watch in play. Elite Basketball Academy standout, Sydney Parrish agrees with me.
Brandon Clay serves as the publisher of PSBPopCulture.com. A self-professed entertainment, music and sports junkie, Clay has been on his game since picking up his first Nintendo and Sony Walkman in the early 90’s. Adding in a SLAM (Basketball) Magazine subscription in the late-90’s had him setup up for lifelong success. Clay is also a founding member of the “Luxury Boys Club” designed to stay on top of whatever is next in the world of PopCulture. You can follow him on Twitter @psbpopculture.