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Summer Vibes in the City

PS: Wearing Garciavelez Is A Smart Decision

The end of the summer is quickly arriving but that doesn’t mean we have to completely resign ourselves to the throes of an incoming winter. Thanks to decades of global warming, we still have plenty of time to enjoy warm days and even warmer nights. Take that frown, give it a good spin and make sure it lands upside down because you still have some of the biggest moments of your summer ahead of you. I can feel it!

I was able to jumpstart the 2016 summer season early with the help of my photographer buddy, Stephen Yang (@thewestisblue). We met up one weekend in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn to take advantage of the pretty mild weather of the day and get some photos under our belts. I had previously stood in front of Yang’s camera before and while I was excited to do so again, I have to admit I was even more excited to be wearing Garciavelez, a new, exciting men’s fashion brand that I have been watching very closely since it launched last year.

I specifically donned a neoprene top from the Summer/Spring 2016 collection and the moment I wiggled it onto my bed, I felt the need to snap for the gods. It’s a boxy fit and tough to wear (in my opinion) unless you’ve got more of a long, slender frame (which I don’t) but good heavens I felt fly with it on.

Side note: the entire time Yang and I were shooting, I was mentally playing Stooshe’s “Black Heart (Show n Prove Remix ft. Smiler)” on a loop. For more dope music, make sure to follow my Sounds of 2016 playlist because it’s updated weekly.

Back to regular programming! With my mental music bumping and the Garciavelez on my body, we hopped around the block posing on a brownstone’s staircase, leaning on a fence while children screamed their way into my life and on the street corner where I surprisingly felt no shame.

At the end of the day, I gotta say that’s what I’m probably the most excited about: feeling comfortable even while “modeling” on a street corner. If I can keep that vibe, I’ll literally be unstoppable (and even more of a handful for the people in my life)! 🙌🏾

OTHER ITEMS WORN

Jeans: Paige

Denim jacket: Gap

Shoes: Calvin Klein

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