Fading Summer

Wearing: Shirt - Banana Republic; Shorts - Vintage;
Shoes - H&M (similar);

All photos by Courtney Charles

I'm Not Wandering; I'm Exploring

Wearing: Shirt - Asket; Denim - (similar);
Backpack - BNVVT; Shoes - Vans

All photos by David Mayer

Strut in the Sun

It's so amazing how a big city like Manhattan is surrounded by so many great summery beach destinations. In New York City we really do get the best experiences out of all seasons, and summer is no exception. One of the easiest to get to is Rockaway Beach, just a short ride on the A train and you're surrounded by sand, a beautiful boardwalk, and tons of great bars and restaurants. Grab a fish taco, a few watermelon cocktails, and just post yourself under a bright umbrella - it's fantastic!

For me, a day at Rockaway meant I had to put together a great summer outfit that could easily transition from city to beach. What better way than a great floral print shirt and these amazing pineapple print shoes by BNVVT!

Wearing: Shirt - Kennington (similar); Shorts - Nautica;
Cuff - Will Leather Goods; Shoes - BNVVT

All photos by David Mayer

"When I'm out walkin', I strut my stuff -- yeah, I'm so strung out."

Full of Love For Philly

[Photography by Syed Kazmi]

As we move into August and summer is slowly coming to a close, I wanted to plan one last weekend getaway before Summer Friday's become no more. So, I jumped on a bus and headed to the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia.

I took in the sights and found myself amazed by the city's gorgeous architecture. The streets were pumped with history and stories of our forefathers. But, there was also a unique, modern culture alive in the city - seen in the restaurants and shops about town. After nightfall, the city really came to life. Gaggles of young people flocked downtown to dance and have fun. It was an environment and a nightlife like I've never seen - both energetic and welcoming.

I had such a fantastic time, and was so happy I brought along my SWISSGEAR to help me make the most of the trip. The brand's luggage is such a great quality for how lightweight they are. Whether it be by plane, train, or bus - this hard case carry-on suitcase is like my new little travel buddy. He's so reliable. And, my absolute favorite is my backpack. Often times I reach for this sort of utility backpack for a hiking or camping trip - but until now I didn't know how truly versatile this bag is. After seeing how comfortable and practical it is in a city setting while exploring Philly, very excited to start incorporating it into my everyday life back in NYC.

Partnered with SWISSGEAR

All images by Syed Kazmi