can't give it up

Updated on Mar 20, 2009
Orthodox sweater - BDG t-shirt - april 77 jeans - Fiorentini  Baker boots - Loca
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geekbonchic 's thoughts:

As a devoted follower of the cult of black, I’ve learned a thing or two about how to remain cool while staying thoroughly monochrome.

1. Tee Time
There is no shame in wearing a plain t-shirt. Just make sure it isn’t a boring t-shirt. I’m wearing my DIY shredded tee (Thanks for the tips, Camille!), which has plenty of texture and random crap going on, if you look hard enough.

2. Choosing Cardigans
But not just any old cardigan. I stick with slouchy, loose-gauge knits that are more slouchy cover-up than insulating layer. This cardigan is made out of a rather loose-knit cotton, so it breathes really well when it’s hot, but can keep me covered up when the schizophrenic Bay Area weather gets abysmally cold.

3. Jumbles of Jewelry
Since I wind up wearing so many fewer layers during spring time (which is usually the source of most of the texture and visual interest in my outfits), I opt for more jewelry. Simple rings, leather cuffs, necklaces, etc. Basically, if my clothes say less, I tend to make sure my accessories say more.

Keep cool and pile on the black, fellow devotees.

COMMENTS (15)

strangekid
strangekid on July 07
aww... cute!
PHILLIPELLIOTT
PHILLIPELLIOTT on April 20
nice fit!
xs_
xs_ on April 11
aaah now I'm curious, just how tall is Geek Bon Chic? (not counting the fabulous hair!)
geekbonchic
geekbonchic on April 11
A few inches shy of 6'.
orsola
orsola on April 07
great post marcus! i love your eiu with connie. you two rock!
orsola
orsola on April 07
haha you two are seriously the best! :o)
geekbonchic
geekbonchic on April 07
We aim to make ourselves look like total fools for you guys!
xs_
xs_ on April 06
Ooh, I hope you got my joke comment. The fit of these jeans is amazing. I love the way they buckle at the top, the knees, and the ankles if you please. A fitted silhouette with a relaxed look at the same time. And simply put: you look tall and lean in them.
geekbonchic
geekbonchic on April 06
I am very tall. And very lean. Thank you for noticing!
aivanmagno
aivanmagno on March 29
Cool accessories!
ALTERNATIVExREALITY
ALTERNATIVExREALITY on March 29
lovely shoes. monochrome chic for the win. <3
philippstick
philippstick on March 26
love that cardigan! great look!
inKARLcerating
inKARLcerating on March 24
thanks for the tips.. u kinda look like bryan boy,dear.. very cute.. love u both!
Jasna
Jasna on March 20
So stylish and chic! xx
BedroomEyes
BedroomEyes on March 20
this is so cute! love it all (especially your rings!) :D
geekbonchic
geekbonchic on March 20
The silversmiths along one of the main streets here sells a bunch of really cool stuff. I'm actually intending to oxidize and beat this up.
so_crispy
so_crispy on March 20
god bless the cult of black. i'm in love with your belted cuff and that twisted ring... visual interest indeed!
geekbonchic
geekbonchic on March 20
Thanks. I buy jewelry at such a slow rate, but I always love wearing things together.
michelleiris
michelleiris on March 20
love your sweater!
fauxfur
fauxfur on March 20
Black is a must. Love your style!
Kawaii_Usagi
Kawaii_Usagi on March 20
Gorgeous cardi and accesories! :)
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