Meet Kody.

...and Calvin Klein. One of America's original fashion designers and labels. The style, the quality, and the creativity is still being showcased today as a timeless trend. From casual to dress, CK covers it all. This week we wanted to emphasize the "casual look." Essentially, when one thinks casual, jeans and a t-shirt comes to mind. With that said, we're going to discuss pairing the "casual look" with dress shoes and outerwear.

Let's start from the bottom. Kody's dress shoes are your basic, black leathers with thin laces. As you can see, his laces are blue but as a tip, don't hesitate switching things up and replacing the laces. Easy changes like, like a different color or material can change the style of your shoe and compliment your look. When purchasing dress shoes, don't hesitate trying different colors or materials. Check out a few more styles below and click here for a tutorial on creative ways to tie your laces.

Next, we have Kody's skinnies. Kody enjoys a fitted look so we went with a pair of "skinniest skinnies." We also wanted to balance things out by pairing his fitted look with a looser top. FYI: you want to be careful when combining the same fits (tight top-tight bottom or loose top-loose bottom). Remember to balance your fits. We also decided to layer up and go with a distressed tank and basic tee over. Kody's tank top was pretty thin so from a realistic perspective he was able to stay comfortable in our Miami heat.

Lastly, we have his outerwear and accessories. We mentioned Calvin Klein earlier. Kody's basic denim jacket served as the perfect accent to finish his look. As you can see, Kody has sleeves so in an attempt to tone down his look at any point he could simply put on his jacket. There's a time and a place for everything, and with a career like Kody's, where he's always on the go, simple outerwear can make the perfect addition and style touch. On to Kody's watch that adds the perfect color pop that his look needed as a finish.

Challenge: Kody is just like you and this week we challenge you to try pairing your dress shoes with any casual style. Sometimes style falls into the details. Whether it be the color of your laces, layering up, or adding color with your accessories, the point is to remember that the little things can serve as an easy accent for your final outfit. Keep it simple and don't forget to #andieandaj so that we can see your look too!

Till next week,

Andie & AJ

Find the look:

Dress Shoes (Aldo)

Skinny Jeans (AG)

Tank Top (Urban Outfitters)

Basic Tee (Target)

Denim Jacket (Calvin Klein)

Watch (Fossil)

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