Saul Rasco is the creator of Trend Styled, a lifestyle blog based in Los Angeles and New York City covering all things men’s style, grooming, fitness, and travel.
Spoiled by sunshine just about every day of the year here in Los Angeles, it’s nice to get into some winter footwear. Now that I can finally wear the layers and my season-appropriate Rockport footwear, it’s starting to feel a lot like winter!
Don’t get me wrong, I love the weather Cali has to offer, but nothing beats getting into some winter footwear. These Rockport Ledge Hill 2 Chukkas are the perfect West Coast boots with a light-weight feel and a style-minded appeal. I like to pair mine with denim for most days exploring my new city, but they are easily versatile enough to dress up a bit for those important date nights. Rockport didn’t skip the EVA outsole and midsole it’s known for [which helps with shock absorption], so no matter the occasion, you’ll be doing it with equal comfort and style.
The only obstacle I face in moving to L.A. is dressing for a warmer than usual winter season. When living in New York City, it was vital to pack on the heavier footwear and coats and double up on as many layers as possible. West Coast vibes are all about finding pieces that look cozy and winter-esque without actually weighing you down. Since Rockport hooked me up with a great pair of chukkas [basically the best boot style for any season], all I needed was a great piece of outerwear that didn’t make me overheat.
Shearling is one of the biggest trends this season, so I knew I had to find a way to style it into my wardrobe. While most shearling coats can be on the heavier side, I paired mine down with a lightweight tee and some casual distressed denim to get me through that sunny Cali weather while still giving me those cozy, winter vibes I’ve been missing. I can’t really complain about this weather though… it keeps me active and always exploring my new city!
Today’s adventure took me to a Los Angeles landmark – Carney’s! Founded in 1975, it is now a Sunset Strip landmark you can’t miss. Made from an old Pacific Railroad passenger cart, this is one of the most unique restaurants I’ve ever been to. With a simple menu of burgers and hotdogs, this is a must if you’re visiting SoCal!
With work-wear inspired Rockport Chukka’s, I felt like I should have been working on the railroad myself… except all I could do was think about getting one of their delicious burgers! Hey, at least I looked the part!
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