I enjoyed a relaxing time in sunny southwest Florida last week. As always, I studied a lot while I was there. I took note of the landscaping, the architecture, and of course, what people wore. There is an artistic element to all of these things that I find fascinating. One of the delights that travel affords is the chance to absorb details unique to the area.
For the past few weeks, I have also been studying classic men’s dressing. Elegance occurs as you remove the excess but develop a keen eye for details.
Sprezzatura is an Italian term describing a gentleman’s way of dressing elegantly but with a very casual attitude. It is the mastering of your style so that you appear very relaxed and informal, as if you didn’t even look in the mirror as you dressed.
I wore this look to brunch on Sunday. The jacket is here. The soft pull-on style jeans are here. The Microfiber tank is here. The boots are here. The scarf is here. A similar handbag is here. My lip color is Currant here.
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When I sat down in the stylist’s chair last week, I asked for a trim. You can see that I got a lot more than I bargained for! I have to admit that shorter hair was much more comfortable as the temperatures climbed into the nineties with high humidity. It will take a few more days for me to get used to this cut and style.
Later in the week, I will share more about the wardrobe I packed for my trip. Today, I want to share the most important element. Comfortable shoes are imperative when walking more than five miles each day.
Thankfully, the current shoe trend is to wear tailored sneakers with dresses, jeans, and anything else you want. These gifted shoes from Everlane (found here) arrived before I left for my trip. They are the most comfortable and smart-looking shoes I’ve ever worn in this category.
To continue the minimal look, I wore the Active-X Low-cut no-show socks here. Use the coupon code SUSAN for 15% off full-price items for one purchase only.