Today it finally happened. After months of thick and drowsy summer heat, today it actually felt like fall was soon to be upon us in New York City. The shady side of the sidewalk induced chills, the light breeze prompted me to roll the sleeves of my button-up down and I quickly realized in my bralet top and high-waist shorts that I was not dressed appropriately for the crisp weather.
But this Fashionisto was. Not only were the colors he was wearing neutral and typical of a fall wardrobe, but the individual pieces themselves looked enviously cozy. His camel knit sweater (which was complete with darker suede elbow patches) was the perfect heaviness to keep him just warm enough, and was a great piece to break up his otherwise dark outfit. His navy/gray pants played beautifully off of the sweater's warm hue as he decided to try out the popular trend of cuffing his pants to show his gray socks.
Sure, his accessories are minimum, but it is the minor details that make his outfit stylish. His relaxed yet fashionable backwards baseball cap (which by the way matched perfectly), his quirky tortoise-framed glasses, his color-coordinated backpack are hints of masculine styling which make him stand out from the rest of the boys who simply threw on a tee-shirt and shorts. Styling allows him to look put together yet still in a subtle and relaxed way.
Hint: To get a look like this Fashionisto's stick to a limited color palette. Choose two to four colors to craft your entire look out of, and try pairing plain accessories such as hats, stylish shoes, briefcases and belts with a bit of self-tailoring. The final product will be simple yet stylish, and hopefully as comfortably chic as the one pictured here!