21Many people are not a fan of brown but I think it’s a great color especially when worn in different shades.  I wanted to try out this look as part of my New York Fashion Week looks.8 11

I’m pretty sure I styled this look when I found Armani moto jacket. For me, I can get inspired by one garment and build a whole look around it. The jacket is a mixed leather and cotton jacket, a great fall transition piece. It’s very lightweight and a fantastic muted shade of brown.16

When I picked it up, I just figured I’d wear it with blue denim. Knowing that I was going to attend the St. Jude Heart of Fashion Event at Neiman Marcus, I wanted to wear something by the featured designer, Brunello Cucinelli. Since 99% of his incredible clothes are out of my price range, I settled for a tie. Cucinelli tends to stick with earth tone colors and the narrow tie with its subtle retro pattern really caught my eye.9 22

Instead of blue denim, I opted to pair the jacket and tie with dusty brown twill jeans from AG. I decided to go with a more tonal look creating my “tailored” suit. This was sticking to my urban suit look as with my previous NYFW look. This time, my leather moto jacket took the place of a traditional blazer.  I finished the look with the Buscemi Oceanic high top.  Here’s where I added a hint of color with the blue from my shoe.IG

This ensemble is a terrific business casual look that will work this fall. It is just right combination of style and comfort for surviving a business work day and easily transitioning into an evening of fun.5



Moto jacket: Armani; Dress Shirt: Brooks Brothers; Brown patterned tie: Burnello Cucinelli; Jeans: AG Jeans; High tops: Buscemi; Sunglasses: Tom Ford.