John Legend's life seems pretty sweet right now. Grammys, an Oscar, respect across the music industry is one thing, but he's also married to model/certified Twitter hero Chrissy Teigen. And not only that, but they're also expecting a baby girl in a couple months. But that's not shoving the famous couple's romantic gestures out the window. Dates and hand-holding and all that fun stuff are still very much a part of the deal. And heading out to dinner last night, Legend showed off the sartorial solution for getting dressed when you have bigger things on your mind than what to wear: just wear the simplest stuff in your arsenal.
Let's start with the shoes. A pair of beat-up work boots in a dark color, whether they're black, brown or gray, will always look manly, and will still be in your closet long after your kid is born. And unlike the scuff-induced anxiety that comes with pair of rare sneakers, boots mean you can focus on helping your pregnant date down stairs and into cars. Next, you probably don't need any convincing that slim dark jeans are at least part of the foundation of any stylish man's closet. (If you don't have a pair by now, we'll wait while you go buy a pair, say, these A.P.C.s?) From that timeless base, a slim crewneck sweater (one that hugs your body and arms, doesn't droop off of them) in really any color will do the trick, though we're into the way John's brown sweater plays off his boots. After that, a shirt in a solid color will make the whole thing feel a little more dressed-up. Now all you've got to do is tell your lady she looks beautiful.
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