I’m not excellent at a lot of things, like winning a drinking contest or using my “inside voice,” but I am quite good at dressing myself. Before you write me off as some egoist, hear me out. I mean to say, I’m no style savant but I know what makes me feel (and in turn, look) good. I’ve always been a casual dresser – that’s my schtick. And you can bet your ass there are few occasions that drag me out of that extremely comfortable comfort zone. If there’s a loophole, I’ll find it.
Black tie-affair? Perfect! I’ll pair slick black denim with a white button-down and wicked ceramic bow tie.
I landed the job interview? I’m going to kick ass in my geeky glasses and J.Crew separates.
My style is an extension of my personality. I’ll always be the casual boy-next-door type; I don’t ruffle feathers but I know what I know. I think that is how style should feel. I want a passerby to see me on the street and think, “I get who he is”. It’s about not trying to be anybody other than myself, because why would I want to?
Scout Sixteen is a lifestyle blog from Justin Livingston. Justin grew up in Mississippi but relocated to New York City in 2008. On Scout Sixteen, Justin shares his passion in fashion, travel, food and drink, and mental wellness.