Overalls 101:

In case you didn’t get the memo, overalls are back, and they have been for a while. Not only is it this trend from the 80’s and 90’s insanely comfortable, but they are also practical and incredibly stylish. Bib overalls were, and still are the everyday apparel for some people. They were perceived as a uniform for the working masses, especially those in agriculture. And are perhaps the most versatile of transition items by allowing you to show others that you have something cool going on, whether it’s a layer underneath, or on top of them. Either way it’s pure genius.

Farmers, who really had it down before any of us, originally used them but the denim all-in-one really exploded when Princess Diana embraced it. Lately, luxury denim brands and designers are interpreting the overall in covetable iterations that will banish the words, “she could be a farmer in those clothes”, from any association with the look.

Now that overalls are popping up everywhere again, it seems like few people know how to wear them without looking like they just came from a farm. While sporting a denim onesie seems pretty foolproof (after all, everything matches with denim), figuring out the right shirt, shoes and accessories to pair with your overalls is an art form.

Here are 4 tips to help you look great in your favorite childhood trend:

  1. Leave the plaid at home: For real. This is one instance when wearing a flannel is not okay, unless you’ve been driving a tractor all day.
  1. Stripes, however, are an almost guaranteed home run: Channel your inner sailor with a blue-and-white striped shirt and you’ll look adorable, I promise.
  1. Fit is key: If you have a longer or shorter torso, try and find a pair of overalls with adjustable straps, so there is no gapping (or pulling) in the crotch area.
  1. Believe in yourself: No matter what trend you want to jump on as long as you wear it confident there is no look you cant rock and if you add a dazzling smile you’ve hit the ball out of the park!

Total look by Zara, shoes: Adidas x Pharrell Williams supercolor, Chanel graffiti backpack and Dior so real sunglasses

Pics by: LUI VAL

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Oh my Dior!

The perfect summer suit can be a little tricky to find, but after a large extend of research (jajaja not really) I found mine at Zara. This royal blue suit is the perfect piece missing for all my summer looks; that blue goes perfectly with everything and I can wear it completely or mix and match the blazer and the pants. For this look I decided to take it down a nudge and actually made it very casual and a little sporty in some sense. Pairing the suit with an amazing t-shirt from a good old friend of mine HB designs was the perfect balance between elegance and a class clown making my outfit “best all around”. My “Oh my Dior!” white t couldn’t be complete with my pair of so real sunnies from Dior, they where like a match made in heaven. Keeping it cool and casual I wore my white super \star Adidas (confession I am obsessed with them and have like 3 pairs) the white kicks stand out amazingly from that royal blue and makes the whole outfit a perfect summer look.

Pics by: Lui Val

                  

Denim Day

Sorry for the silent treatment kiddies but I’ve been MIA for a lot of reasons. The most important is that I was finding new and exciting places for you. Those shenanigans will come on the blog soon but for now check us out.
Back in New York City and the weather is on point, sunny days with refreshing nights the perfect combo. So for todays post we are all wearing denim, the perfect fabric that transitions from warm to cool weather in no time. My complete look is made up by different shades of denim fabric. My denim shirt from Ted Baker went perfectly with my Hudson jeans and to transition from warm to cool my denim jacket from Hollister was the perfect match. This denim jacket has extra value for me because it was a gift from my aunt ages ago, recently I discovered it roaming around my closet and it was an instant love. Last but not least you know I am a huge fan for accessorizing so to continue with the denim fever my Chanel graffiti backpack was the perfect item missing. Adding a little pop to the denim ensemble my purple Adidas x Pharrell Williams were the right amount of color and on my eyes the classic Dior so real sunnies that blended perfectly with all that denim.

Check out my awesome friends Igee Okafor and McLavin Style for more looks!!

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1984

Call me nostalgic but I miss waking up on a Monday morning and having to go to school. So todays outfit inspiration is based on my vintage varsity jacket from 1984. Staying in theme with the look I decided to accessorize with a Herschel black backpack and a cool pair of Sony headphones for those long subway rides. Under the jacket a gray H&M hoodie to keep me warm, my J. Crew plaid shirt wrapped around my waist and washed up torn jeans from TOPMAN did the trick. New York’s weather mood swings, a little snow here, a little storm there got me worried on what type of shoe to wear but you can never go wrong with Prada. My three tone oxford booties where the perfect element to complete my outfit giving me style, balance, and comfort when stumbling into puddles.

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Welcome to New York

Hello kids Veneto is back in town and has a lot to make up for. This past month I’ve been totally MIA because of my holiday break. I had the chance to visit my family and hit pause on the workload but know that I am back I can assure you that this 2015 will be the year of Veneto.

Today I am keeping my butt warm (excuse my French) with a black wool coat from Sandro. Wearing all black to attract at least some rays of sun to help me in this terrible weather. My black ripped jeans from Saint Laurent weren’t exactly the best idea because the cold wind but if I would’ve worn black warmers underneath I think the look can be pulled off give it a try. To accessorize (keep warm) I used my Opening Ceremony black beanie and my black Alexander Wang x HM sunnies. Keeping everything in black and white tones I am wearing my white high-rise kicks from Sandro and my Chloé mini side bag to carry just the essentials. It is brutally cold outside New Yorkers but there is no need in looking terrible besides looking cold. Stay warm!

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Winter Whites

There was a time when people stuck to the rule that white clothing was only “allowed” between Memorial Day and Labor Day. This was summertime, after all, a time for picnics, barbecues and a general carefree way of life. Some called it a Don’t once or even twice but for this winter wearing white will be a must. After spotting the off-whites trend quite a bit all over the runway it seemed pretty obvious that this was going to be the upcoming look. Since it’s for winter we definitely need a coat and to keep the winter wonderland tones a camel coat is the perfect element to go with the all-white outfit. For my look I decided to wear my Just Cavalli white denim with a gray two tone French Connection thermal under a simple white Tee from DKNY and doing the all-white look by adding my high rise kicks from Sandro. To complete the look a camel robe like coat from The Reformation and in the accessory department having my hair pulled back in a man bun added a posh aesthetic mixing elegance with a bohemian touch. The brown leather aviators from Chloé where a perfect match to white and brown (camel) color story as for my Louis Vuitton duffle bag had the exact colors needed to complete the look. The brown and camel LV iconic pattern went perfectly with the vibe and color scheme of the whole outfit. So if you are of the people who wonder why is it bad to wear white after Labor Day. The truth is that few people know the exact logic behind this antiquated fashion “law.” There seems to be no explanation, but what can be agreed upon is that it’s a rule that can now be put to bed.

Hubo un tiempo en que la gente se quedó con la idea de que vestir de blanco era lo único “permitido” entre Memorial Day y Labor Day. Esto era verano después de todo, época de picnics, barbacoas y en general un ambiente relajado. Algunos dicen No, pero para este invierno digan lo que digan vestir de blanco es un must. Después de ver los trends en las pasarelas, era obvio que la tendencia que se veía venir era esta. Como es invierno, definitivamente vamos a necesitar un abrigo, y para mantener los tonos invernales que mejor que un abrigo color camello, perfecto para combinar con un look completamente blanco. Para mi look decidí usar mis jeans Just Cavalli blancos con un termal de French Connection en tono gris abajo de una simple playera DKNY y mis tenis de Sandro. Para completar el look usé una túnica camello de The Reformation y como accesorio me recogí el pelo con un pequeño chongo que añadió una mezcla de elegancia con un toque bohemio. Los aviadores de cuero café de Chloé fueron la pareja perfecta del blanco y el café (mejor conocido como camello) colores exactos que mi bolsa de Louis Vuitton tiene, necesarios para completar el look. El patrón icónico café y camello LV iba perfecto con la vibra y combinación de colores del outfit. Así que si eres de las personas que se preguntan por qué es malo vestir de blanco después de Labor Day, la verdad es que pocas personas conocen la lógica exacta detrás de esta anticuada moda. No parece haber ninguna explicación, pero la conclusión es que es una regla que ahora puedes dejar atrás.

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Grey Leather

Having a leather jacket is an essential piece to any wardrobe but playing around with different colors of leather can be a great form to upgrade your look. Paring my Armani grey leather jacket with a Calvin Klein turtleneck like black sweater with some Zara denim and Cavali black slip-ons gives you an everyday “formal.

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