Since his eponymous label 3.1 Phillip Lim launched in 2005, Phillip Lim has been one of menswear's, and on a greater scale, fashion's, most exciting designers. The recipient of the CFDA Emerging Talent Award in 2007, Lim has proven himself as a designer with a genuinely unique vision. We'll level with you though, we used to be so caught up in classic men's tailoring that it wasn't until recently that we were fully ready to appreciate his progressive, sometimes avant garde aesthetic. But now that we've given his work the time it deserves, we're fully on board with his forward thinking modern takes that always seem to possess a high-end and equally casual quality. While his namesake collection continues to push boundaries, his upcoming collection with Target (images above) is a reflection on the essentials of day-to-day life: T-shirts, sweatpants, cardigans and, sure, a motorcycle jacket for good measure. It's clear that in Lim's everyday life comfort is king, but we were also curious to know what other tips Lim had for remaining stylish as the summer unfortunately winds down.