How to Dress Like Miles Davis

Guest blogger Roxana Altamirano, the genius behind Nerd Boyfriend, shows you how to get the musician's look.

Even for the most skilled dressers, assembling a killer outfit sometimes requires a little more inspiration than the average online shopping experience provides. Enter Roxana Altamirano, the genius behind Nerd Boyfriend, the style blog that offers step-by-step instructions for re-creating ensembles worn by icons ranging from Michael Caine to Richard Gere (see full list here). Now she's guest blogging on every week. Have a hero you want to see featured? Leave a note in the comments and we'll see what we can do.


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Fashion blogs from all geographic points often hail jazz legend Miles Davis as one of the greatest style influencers of all time with this iconic photo as a perfect representation of his sartorial brilliance. Timeless pieces of cashmere, khaki, leather, and silk appear in a calculated yet effortlessly elegant arrangement. To emulate this icon, the first and foremost instruction is to love fashion, glamour, and everything that is fine in life. More specifically, consider the modern-day suggestions below.


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Wings + Horns Cashmere Crew Neck Sweater.


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J.Crew Slim Trousers in Khaki.


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Temps Des Rves never fails to impress with its creative collection of silk neckwear and pocket squares.


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Any variation of the Chelsea Boot can add sophistication. MR PORTER has a handsome Alexander McQueen pair. And try ASOS for a more affordable version of the classic shoe.

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