DSC_0775DSC_0749Today’s post started out as a normal quick shoot of an outfit I threw on and happened to love so much I wanted to share it. But, when I realized how coordinated with me the hubby was (I swear I don’t pick out his outfits) I knew I had to get him in front of the camera! Don’t tell him I told you, but he didn’t hate it! You can see Mr. Model a little bit further down, but first let me tell you about this adorable, casual look that is quickly becoming my new favorite style. Also, please ignore the messy topknot. I never claimed to be a beauty blogger!
DSC_0681DSC_0687I am on a layering kick lately! I just love how adding a white button down under a sweater instantly gives you a polished look. Typically, I would also add a fun statement necklace but I wanted to keep things simple. Y’all know I am a believer that less is always more, but lately my entire style is really leaning towards that minimalist chic look-think French girl meets Taylor Swift. You can totally layer a basic white button down under tops and sweatshirts too. It’s a great way to dress up an otherwise casual shirt! If you don’t have a white button down in your closet, now is the time to change that. The one I’m wearing is half off in the link below and trust me, you will get your money’s worth!DSC_0698DSC_0693DSC_0702Since the rest of the look is so refined, I wanted to add a bit of contrast with the torn boyfriend jeans. I just bought these two weeks ago and I’m ashamed to admit how many times I’ve worn them! They just seem to make any outfit look that much more stylish and are perfect for dressing down a more formal top. Oxfords have also become a staple in my wardrobe. I’m kind of over ballet flats and these are a prime replacement that still keeps your look classic, but more fashion forward. I skipped the jewelry but put on my favorite pair of cat eye sunnies and my new black crossbody. This is a wonderful daytime outfit and can be made appropriate for the office by swapping the denim out for a pair of navy or black crop pencil pants. But, enough about me and my style, onto the star of this post!!

Now, what you’ve all been waiting for {insert drum roll} the hubby’s SMC debut!! Normally, Todd is behind the lens taking my photos for me, but the truth is he’s a pretty fashionable guy himself! Between his good taste in style and genuine interest in fashion, he stays looking put together. Every once in a while I’ll help him out with an outfit, but this one he did all on his own! Well, if you don’t count the fact that I was present for all of the purchases. And I swear we are not the couple that matches everywhere we go, this was an honest coincidence!

DSC_0787DSC_0799A thick flannel top is perfect for Winter days in Charleston, especially for the boys! If your guy is anything like mine, he hates to wear jackets and gets hot super easily. This shirt is thick enough to keep him warm, but also eliminates all of the bulk that brings the sweaty discomfort. It’s casual enough to wear during the day time, but also nice enough to for a laid back dinner or date night. Although, my favorite part about this top is the suede elbow patch detail! Something about an elbow patch on a guy just always gets me and it’s the perfect addition to an otherwise average top!DSC_0801 DSC_0802One of the many things that Todd is a collector of (sunglasses, workout clothes, tennis shoes, anything Clemson, nice button downs) is jeans. I swear, this man has more money in jeans than I do my entire wardrobe! I think he and I are both in agreement that our favorite brand on him is AG Jeans. They always fit him so well, have great washes and I love the little wrinkles that they often put in the back of the knee. Just like the elbow patch, it’s all in the details! DSC_0798 DSC_0796Most guys would easily screw up this great ensemble by wearing it with an ugly pair of shoes! Have you ever noticed that guys often have difficulty with shoes? Either they’re trying too hard or not trying enough! These grey high top sneakers are the perfect solution to that problem. I love these so much that I’m actually super jealous they don’t make them in women’s! They’re a great shoe to wear when you don’t want to wear something too dressy, but you also don’t want to wear a tennis shoe. Bonus: they’re currently half off- hello late Christmas present! This is probably my favorite shoe for Todd to wear, and he’s got some really nice options!DSC_0783I hope you enjoyed the special guest for my #ManCandyMonday post!! If you’re interested in seeing more men’s fashion on Southern Meets Chic, please let me know! Something tells me Todd wouldn’t be completely opposed to showing off his style more often!


Sweater: H&M (similar here) | Button Down: The Limited | Jeans: Joe’s Jeans from StyleDwell | Shoes: Victoria’s Secret (similar here) | Sunglasses: Dolce and Gabana from Sunglasses Hut | Bag: Saint Laurent


Shirt: J. Crew (similar here) | Jeans: AG Jeans | Shoes: Aldo



    1. Thanks so much for your feedback!! Would you like to see more menswear looks on SMC?! I’m not sure how often I could talk him into it after the feedback he got from his buddies, but I’m also pretty convinced he loved the attention 😉

      1. yess, of course. I also get inspiration from men fashion, so it sounds fun to see your next post about it. and to make it real, I follow you for sure. 🙂

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