Your Fall Style Guide: A Swaggy P Edition

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    Choose Outerwear That Makes a Statement

    Fall is usually the time when earth tone colors start hitting the market. That doesn’t mean you have to buy into it. Dig a little deeper and you’ll find statement pieces you can rock with a hue that’s more exiting than the color of mud. Since outerwear is one key item you will be wearing, and often, why not choose one that makes a statement? And you’re in luck because outerwear, particularly the more technically designed ones, often has wild color combinations. Take some notes from Swaggy P’s blue camo bomber jacket, and how it adds a funky contrast to an otherwise simple outfit.

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    Don’t Be Afraid to Play With Silhouettes

    The onset of cold weather means you will be wearing more than just a t-shirt and jeans. This is the time to get experimental and try something out of the ordinary. Take the usual button-down and khaki uniform to the next level by playing with silhouettes and materials. Young finds a way by wearing a longer length shirt that reaches the deep end and rocking leather motorcycle pants with confidence. Take some chances and maybe you can get on the levels of Swaggy P.

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    Scarves Are a Must for the Colder Months

    If you’re looking for a simple way to make your outfit pop, you need to invest in some scarves. The best part is this simple accessory does two jobs. First, it adds a nice detail to your wardrobe. And second, while it only just covers your neck it will keep that precious heat from escaping to keep your whole body warm. A nice one can last you from fall through winter. Young goes for the eye-catching pattern number to give his all-red outfit a break in color.

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    Take a Spirit Walk

    Nick Young proves that you can wear an ancient piece and still look like a boss. Ponchos are often worn as outerwear draped over the body, and Young gives the look a modern upgrade by topping it off with a Fedora. The traditional poncho also doubles as a blanket just in case you need to take a rest after spirit walking everyone else’s struggle outfits.

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    Play With Monochromatic Colors

    Sticking to one color doesn’t mean that it has to look like a boring uniform. Contrast the outfit by changing textures, fabric, and playing with deeper and lighter shades of the same hue. Young exhibits his expertise in this department with the variations of blue in his outfit. The patterned blue shirt combined with the gold shades adds pop and nice accents that break from the uniformity. Swaggy P is showing you there are levels to this.

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    Layer While Playing With Fit

    Every time the temperature dips, one of the big things you will keep reading about is layering. Instead of just piling random clothing on top of each other, make the most out of it by experimenting. Don’t be afraid to play around fit and proportion. Try to show off each one of your layers effortlessly. Start with longer base layers then work your way up in tiers. This could be you, but you need to start practicing.

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    Take the Bathrobe Outside the House

    Cam’ron and Ghostface Killah will let you know that there is nothing toastier than wearing a robe. Nick Young might have taken notes from the two rappers when adding this cozy Versace Medusa head number to his arsenal. Be advised that you have to have extreme levels of confidence and zero care in the world to pull this look off outside the house. If you do decide to try it, make sure to wear clothes under there unless you want to risk getting arrested.

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    A Hoody Never Fails

    There’s a reason people call the transitional months “hoody weather.” It’s one of the most versatile items you can own. Hoodies are great for chilly mornings and nights. They look good on their own, and the mid-weight layer will fit perfectly under a jacket when you need an extra-added warmth. Get one in a solid color if you want it to match with practically anything you already own. They are often inexpensive, unless you splurge on a high-end brand, so you get the most bang for your buck.

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Nick Young’s style certainly holds its own when it comes to being compared to the rest of the players in the NBA. He gets help from nobody, unlike some other players who rely on stylists for help, so you know it’s real. His nickname is Swaggy P, so what else can you expect but next-level outfits that always attract attention?

With the fall and winter coming up, there’s something you can definitely learn from him to stay warm and be stylish at the same time. Forget everything you’ve learned about the “no flex zone,” because we are entering his stunt-worthy Instagram page to dissect it for tips on how to dress appropriately for the chilly days. Relax and take notes.

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