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A Rainy Day…

When it rains, it pours guys. The past several weeks have been beyond insane and my creative juices have slowly run dryer and dryer. For some reason I’ve put crazy amounts of pressure on myself for quite some time now to where I just lost the drive I had for blogging and producing content. It started to feel a lot more like work than the fun hobby it was meant to be, and I knew I needed to take a step back and reasses before I snapped and decided to just delete everything and never look back, and luckily, my hiatus paid off. I’m ready to get back on the horse and start blogging again. It’ll be slow at first as I’m training myself to not be so obsessive and over-analyzing about every little thing, but within a couple weeks I should be back on top of things and will also be introducing some new types of content, new styles, and a definite re-vamp of Kyle Mark as a whole. I’m excited to turn this back into a hobby and just do me for awhile!

And unfortunately, doing me in the state of Georgia requires rain-appropriate clothing for what feels likes 80% of the summer! I wanted to put together three separate looks to show how I’d style my fav rain boots for three different degrees of “dressy”, starting with pure casual and ending with business appropriate.

Shop These Looks:

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Done Beach Bummin’ It

I’m sad to say that my much needed month of beach hopping has come to an end. From Hilton Head, NC to Ruskin, FL and finally to the Cayman Islands, I’ve definitely had plenty of time to chill out on the beach, but it’s been rough getting back into the swing of real life. So what better way to snap back to reality than a city shoot, arguably a location quite the opposite of any beach town.

These pants (find here) quickly became a favorite of mine the second they were unboxed, and I’ve been rocking them on repeat. I’m all about cropped trousers for summer, so finding such a bold print that I could wear super casually was an amazing find.

Paired simply with a tucked in black tee and a suede sandal (find here), these pieces worked together to create a bold look dressy or casual enough for any summer occasion.

Outfit Details:

Solid Black Tee (sold out, similar here and here), Birdhouse Print Trousers (find here, matching blazer here), Suede Sandals (here), Sunglasses (here)

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Classic with a Caribbean Flare

I am SO excited to be publishing this post LIVE from the Cayman Island’s, and I literally never want to come home.

This is the coolest place I’ve ever been, and there’s many reasons. First of all, there are chickens literally everywhere. In restaurants, at the grocery store, in everyone’s front yard, on the side of the road, etc. You name it, there’s a chicken there. I’m obsessed with them.

The restaurants here are amazing. I’ve never had so much amazing fries and food in general in one place. I have yet to be disappointed, and it doesn’t hurt that every restaurant is on the coastline and has an amazing view or that every restaurant has their own cat (don’t ask why but there’s cats in every restaurant and I love them).

And my absolute favorite part is of course, the beach. Our condo is right on the beach and so is the pool, so it’s safe to say I’m most definitely in paradise here, which brings me to this Caribbean inspired LOOK!

I’ve had the beach on my mind with all my upcoming looks, and this one is no exception. In my opinion, a viscose neckline will always scream beach, and pairing it with some casual trousers and a simple loafer (find here) takes me straight to a beach side restaurant in my mind, and I’ll certainly be wearing this look to dinner one night while here in the beautiful Grand Cayman Island.

Outfit Details:

Viscose Shirt (sold out, similar here and here), Watch (sold out, similar here and here), Shoes (find here (ON SALE and UNDER $50)), Cropped Trousers (sold out, similar here and here)

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The Controversial Cuff

I’ve long been an advocate for cuffing. I cuff the sleeves on most of my short sleeve button-up’s, I cuff most of my jeans depending on the shoe I’m wearing, sometimes I cuff my t-shirts, and recently, I’ve began cuffing trousers.

Now, I know this may not technically be acceptable, but in a world where cropped is the new “normal” pant length, I get tired of tailoristically (made up word) cropping all my pants and sometimes want something a little different. Plus, the fact that it isn’t a tailored cuff and is more of a casual jean cuff makes the trouser seem less, well, tailored and boring. But hey, improvising is pretty in right now, and re-purposing always makes for a cool and unique look.

I decided to make the look fairly monochromatic with the navy blue and paired my “cropped” trousers with a simple navy blue suede loafer (sold out, similar here and here) and a dark navy blue denim shirt (sold out, similar here and here), and was careful to make sure the pattern on the shirt wouldn’t be too much when mixed with the minimal pattern in the pants (sold out, similar here and here).

Outfit Details:

Denim Shirt (sold out, similar here and here), Skinny Trouser (sold out, similar here and here), Suede Loader (sold out, similar here and here).

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