Uptown Bourgeois is an arts, news, and culture blog created by New York-based freelance writer Jefferey Spivey. UB explores universal themes through a black, queer lens. 

Skater Boy

Yes, this is sort of my homage to skate culture. But even more so, it's a tribute to some of my favorite pieces in general. As you've seen in many of the other stories on Uptown Bourgeois, I love a good statement sweater or sweatshirt.  I feel that a bold print or even an applique design like the one shown here makes just enough of an impact to stand out without being over the top.  Paired with a lightweight slim jean and the all-time classic Converse, you have a look that tows the line between effortless style and casual nonchalance.  The oversized beanie is the last element that really pushes this look more to the skater culture side of things.  If you catch me on a weekend day running errands, it's highly likely that I'll be wearing a simple ensemble like this one.  It's great to dress up and really style a look, but sometimes it's also just as rewarding to keep it simplistic with a few casual and comfortable pieces.

Photography by SahedPhotography.com

Sweater: Marc by Marc Jacobs; Jeans: Banana Republic; Beanie: Urban Outfitters; Sneakers: Converse

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