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Making layering sexy

Making layering sexy


I’m the kind of person who wears a tank top basically all year long. And no, I’m not talking about wifebeater tank tops, which some men find attractive for some reason, but just as a top. Why? They’re so versatile. In the summertime you can show off your ever so muscular body (or in my case, well, skip muscular and rather, just to not be so warm), but it all gets better with layering. Before you start preaching (hopefully mom doesn’t read this particular post, although I know she will) about me showing skin in the midst of late October chills it’s for two reasons: I want to show the beautiful patterns of the YPRES tank tops as well as show off my Mykonos tan, which I still have a tad left off, haha.

The floral patterns are an homage to YPRES home, NYC. By wearing this colorful top with an otherwise quite neutral outfit, you add just the right amount of color to it and by layering with both a hoodie and a jacket you won’t be freezing your behind off either.

Stay floral, but go camo. This 50 shades of green-top makes camo so much more peaceful and if worn by army troops would make the world a friendlier place. Wishful thinking, for sure, but that’s how I like to wear mine. A unicorn warrior in the urban cityscape of Stockholm.

The patterns of YPRES are stunning. Staying true to floral, but showing the diversity of how florals can be worn is what I like about them. Here we go to another shade of green which can be highlighted by wearing green, like I did here, or by contrasting with something totally else. The point being: Do whatever you want with these patterns, but play around as they add that extra spice to a normally dull outfit.

Photographer: Timothy Gottlieb

This post was sponsored by YPRES, but all opinions are my own. 


  1. Mariann Yip
    Tuesday October 31st, 2017 at 02:26 AM

    I don’t see a lot of males wearing florals so I commend you on that. I do think the choice of color as well as layering it with a hoodie and jacket helps tone down the print. You seem to be able to rock everything and anything!

  2. Anthony @oh_anthonio
    Tuesday October 31st, 2017 at 04:00 AM

    The floral tank tops are so fun! They’re the perfect piece for layering, especially in the summer which I find hard to show off your personal style because its so hot. I usually like to wear one under a short sleeve button down too.

  3. Kirsten Wendlandt
    Tuesday October 31st, 2017 at 04:01 AM

    When you first mentioned tank top I’m not going to lie, my mind went straight to wifebeater tank tops so I had a good chuckle when I read what you had to say next. Honestly, layering is my all time favourite. It not only makes looks that much more interesting, but it’s super functional for going outdoors and indoors throughout the day. I love your floral tank top!

  4. Helen Chik
    Tuesday October 31st, 2017 at 07:44 AM

    Printed anything is just so up my alley and lucky for me my partner also likes wearing printed tops and isn’t afraid of a good wife-beater every so often! I love it when guys layer it with a shirt over 😉

    Helen xx

  5. Kileen
    Tuesday October 31st, 2017 at 09:19 AM

    I love your style!! You are totally rockin the floral and these prints, they look great on you!

    cute & little

  6. Stephanie
    Tuesday October 31st, 2017 at 12:21 PM

    I love the layering! Your styles amazing!

    xo, Steph

  7. Nataly
    Tuesday October 31st, 2017 at 12:59 PM

    You make layering look so effortless! I love the printed tank!

  8. Meg
    Tuesday October 31st, 2017 at 01:34 PM

    I am all about layering! It adds way more interest to an outfit. And the print on this tank is so cool! It makes the outfit that much cooler 🙂

  9. Stephanie
    Tuesday October 31st, 2017 at 02:59 PM

    I am ALL about these tank tops. And I feel like tank tops are ideal all year round because they make layering so much easier. I could totally see myself getting all these pieces for my fiancé to wear. The vibrancy of the tanks are totally his style! And boyyyyy your tan is killer. I’m jealous haha! My summer tan has already dissolved into vampiric white again haha!

  10. Megan @ Lush to Blush
    Tuesday October 31st, 2017 at 06:13 PM

    I’m loving your layered looks! The prints on your tanks are sooo good too.

  11. Gracie
    Tuesday October 31st, 2017 at 07:19 PM

    Thomas I always love your style. It works perfect with the weather here in California. Great post.


  12. Candace
    Tuesday October 31st, 2017 at 11:48 PM

    I can understand where you’re coming from about wearing tank tops in the cold weather. I am similar, except I wear sandals and flip flops and also ripped jeans in the winter! I get cold, but the bottom portion of my body is always hot haha. I must say you have definitely made layering sexy here! I can’t think of too many guys that can pull off a floral tank like you just did 🙂

  13. Simonetta Lein
    Wednesday November 1st, 2017 at 02:33 AM

    Love this floral tank top. I would be cold in Philadelphia with that but cool street style.

  14. LuxMommy
    Wednesday November 1st, 2017 at 03:16 AM

    Loved this post. Love layering!

  15. Samjah
    Wednesday November 1st, 2017 at 03:36 AM

    I’m definitely here for prints and florals! They bring any look to life! I love to see a man rock florals. It’s looks so cool on you guys. Oh and tell your mother that you will be okay because layering is not only stylish but warm. Lol.

  16. Samantha Mariko
    Wednesday November 1st, 2017 at 12:19 PM

    Show off that tan, honey! I would totally do the same if I got a nice, summer tan in a beautiful place like Mykonos, I would definitely show it off 🙂 This tank top from YPRES looks very versatile, probably because of the color and pattern. I love your layering technique!
    xo Samantha

  17. Christine Kong
    Wednesday November 1st, 2017 at 05:04 PM

    I am all about layering even in the summer. There is something so effortless about layering looks. I love the contrast of the floral tank with the more streetstyle denim and hoodie. The subtle camo print and the leather bomber is beautiful too. You always have such inspiring looks and find the most amazing designers to showcase. xoxo, Christine

  18. sheree
    Wednesday November 1st, 2017 at 05:30 PM

    I love the layering look! It is so cute and comfy, especially in the fall when you never know what the temperature will be. I like that you included different patterns, textures, and colors with you layering, because it adds a lot of interest to the outfit. Awesome job!

    ~xo Sheree

  19. Open Kloset
    Wednesday November 1st, 2017 at 07:05 PM

    Hey Thomas
    Hows you?
    Definitely Love the Floral Tank Top on you, You Look Amazing:)
    Your Skin color just perfect with the Tank:)
    Obsessed with the Full Look, You are always so Stylish:)
    Love Kisses
    Open Kloset By Karina
    Happy Week

  20. Jennifer Quattrucci
    Thursday November 2nd, 2017 at 12:00 PM

    Dear ( My) Tommy,
    The beautiful floral patterns in these YPRES tank tops are outstanding and meant to be SEEN – definitely not layered over – however you did exactly as your title claims and made layering sexy ! Really love the use of color and textures and the way you brought the tank tops to life! And yes, you sure do still have that Mykonos tan so show it off !!!!
    Thank you so much for introducing me to this collection and all this awesome inspiration!
    All my love,
    ( Your ) Jenny

  21. life of a sister
    Thursday November 2nd, 2017 at 06:34 PM

    Love the layered look on guys! I feel like it switches it up from the everyday jeans and t-shirt!

  22. Kamen Kamenov
    Thursday November 2nd, 2017 at 09:11 PM

    Oh now that is indeed a new type of layering…. a sexy one. These tanktips from YPRES are really nice… almost too pitty to hide them under a few layers. So scoff off what u got boy. ? I cannot decide which is my fave… the green one… or the fifty shades of beige…. hmmm torn… anyhow the way you have styled the looks… like a champion. And I applaud you for that babe. Stay safe

    Friday November 3rd, 2017 at 11:13 AM

    I am loving all the military and khaki tones here! Sexy is Definitely the 1st word that comes to my mind. I tend to stick to knits and big jackets when I’m cold but always forget about layering! Thanks for the tip xx

    Tatyana x

  24. Lana
    Friday November 3rd, 2017 at 12:14 PM

    Layering is everything, thanks God it is fall season and we can experiment with layering!
    I really love the way you’ve mixed these three tank tops from YPRES. Very stylish yet comfy. And I love how you work with a colors.
    Tank top is the basic piece for me, so I love to mix it with quite everything.

  25. Eva
    Sunday November 5th, 2017 at 02:22 PM

    I love your concept to add something spicy to our daily outfits. Tank tops are very versatile and love how these floral papp terms can be worn also for mans, the green military color is perfect on you but like also the other. If you want to share your tan get some self tanner like me 😉

  26. Jacqueline
    Sunday November 5th, 2017 at 09:53 PM

    Thomas! I am loving these layers. I swear If I ever come to London I’m making you take me shopping and helping me with my outfits haha! As you already know I lack in the print and color department. Seeing how you mixed everything gives me a great idea of how to layer in my own life. Never even thought of wearing a tank! I think I’d freeze here on out days haha. Thanks for sharing this post. As ALWAYS you look fab

  27. candi
    Monday November 6th, 2017 at 03:26 AM

    your layering is always on point and I love the tanks you’ve chosen. They look absolutely fab with the other layers. I like wearing tank tops too because they’re versatile – be it for men or women. Gotta look into getting a couple of these for my partner!


  28. Georgia
    Monday November 6th, 2017 at 05:39 AM

    Love your layers. The floral print is such a good choice for you!

  29. michelle
    Monday November 6th, 2017 at 02:14 PM

    Loving the layers! The floral with the military inspo is probably my fave as it’s such a fresh and unexpected combo. And you look so good tan. I personally love my pale skin but if I looked as good as you do with a tan, I’d probably spend a lot more time in the sun.

  30. Rachel Vogt
    Monday November 6th, 2017 at 08:11 PM

    Absolutely love your style, your layered so well in this outfit. Love the army green look for this time of the year.

  31. marcy
    Monday November 6th, 2017 at 09:15 PM

    LOVED how you layered all this looks and the floral pattern in the fall darker colors really give a nice textures to the looks! Really enjoying your fall looks Thomas 🙂 Definitely showing to my brother how he should dress


  32. Natalia k
    Wednesday November 8th, 2017 at 02:42 AM

    Floral print is so hot right now and you always do casuals very well.
    Don’t even get me started on wife beaters I’ve seen them look sexy on women though ha ha.
    You layer like a pro dude!
    Natalia k

  33. amanda
    Wednesday November 8th, 2017 at 04:59 PM

    Thomas, I’m so glad you shared this post! I’m always on the look out for new brands to share with my husband and I think her would really like these tanks from YPRES. I’ve never heard of them before so this is a great introduction. I really feel that fall is a great time to incorporate both summer and some winter pieces! Layering is one of my favorite things about fall! It’s easy to be creative during this time! While I love all of these you’ve included, I think my favorite is the camo look! It’s really striking! I love the hat and coat you paired with it too not to mention the black denim! Styled perfectly! It’s funny because usually I’m not for shades of brown at all but for some reason this season I feel drawn to it! Hope you have a great week friend!

    Manda |

  34. Vanessa Berlin
    Wednesday November 8th, 2017 at 07:59 PM

    Great post Thomas! I’ve never heard about YPRES, but It looks like they have versatile and great pieces. I will definitely tell my hubby to look at them. I absolutely loved the way you layer this look, It looks so stylish. The floral print adds a wonderful touch and visual interest to your entire combo.
    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day!

  35. Rachel Holliday
    Thursday November 9th, 2017 at 01:20 AM

    These tropical print Ypres tanks look so fantastic with your Mykonos tan! You’ve styled them all flawlessly- the jackets co-ordinate so well with each and every print. My favorite look is the tank with the light teal flowers! I just love how you’ve brought out this beautiful hue with that teal jacket. When I lived in the UK I used to love layering up my tanks and Summer tops too- it’s a bit like a fun challenge 🙂

    Rachel xx

  36. Tandya
    Thursday November 9th, 2017 at 02:30 AM

    Layering done so right! I hate when men wear wifebeater tank tops! To all the men out there who find them attractive, please take a look at this post! lol. I really like the patterns of these YPRES tank tops, especially the camo one. These would be perfect for my boyfriend to wear at Coachella next year!

    Thanks for sharing!

  37. Jill
    Thursday November 9th, 2017 at 09:53 AM

    As you know, Thomas, I’m a huge fan of your styling! I feel like I am forever stalking your blog – ha, ha. I am such a fan of this tropical print tank. Even though it is a statement piece, I feel like it is something that would also get a lot of wear with many different looks. I’m definitely going to go and check out Ypres. This is the second time in two weeks you have introduced me to a new label – Thank you.

    Appreciate your curated posts and look forward to the next!

    J. x

  38. Bernice
    Thursday November 9th, 2017 at 12:02 PM

    I love this wonderful layered look, and how week this print looks on you! Transitional seasons are great for soft layers like this!

  39. Darlene Anderson
    Thursday November 9th, 2017 at 02:35 PM

    Hi Thomas!

    I love all the florals from YPRES also I think you’re the only one who can pull off this outfit during the cold weather. I really love how you layered it. you need to teach me about the layering game! Do they have this for women?


  40. KALLIE
    Friday November 10th, 2017 at 07:06 AM

    Love how you layered these tanks! I actually love layering tanks and short sleeve tops in winter because going in and out of stores actually gets hot if you’re layered too much, but it’s not as bad if you have cooler tops under those winter coats!!

  41. Sharon
    Friday November 10th, 2017 at 07:33 AM

    Tank top are amazing and the only tricky thing is layering them properly! You’ve done that perfectly!

  42. Brown Eyed Toast
    Monday November 13th, 2017 at 04:00 AM

    These floral tanks are like a super chic take on camo meets hawaii! I too love tanks like these that you can layer in all weathers, and the way you dressed up the various colors combos here are perfect! What’s great about these YPRES tanks you chose is that, while they are colorful, they’re still super edgy and muted, so perfect for that street chic look. I also adore how you paired them with all the bombers (seriously, this post is conclusive- you are the king of bombers!), especially that caramel leather one! Perfect!!

    xo Soo |

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