It’s hard to find the motivation to change out of your sweats or even get out of your bed on those foggy rainy days…and the mid-Atlantic states have been hit with some seriously dreary days this past week. So it is refreshing to see someone put a little effort into his or her outfit, giving us the extra kick to throw on something nice. It is the beginning of a new semester and way too early to start getting lazy, but also way too easy.
In a sea of yoga pants and sweats, I spotted this guy because of his colored pants. It’s not often that you see a guy don the colored pants trend that us girls are oh-so fond of, but I think he’s got it down better than I do. The maroon pants are a bright spot on an otherwise very gray day, but dark enough to keep with the color trends of the season. He paired them with a navy crew neck sweater over top of a multicolored plaid button-down. He left the shirt tucked out to keep his outfit appropriately casual for a rainy day. He’s sporting a fairly worn pair of Sanuks, which work with this outfit because they’re casual and he doesn’t mind getting them wet on the puddle-ridden sidewalks.
Just because its cloudy and chilly out doesn’t mean you automatically have an excuse to throw on that old sweatshirt you got playing middle school soccer. A thick basic crew neck sweater made out of a wool-blend like this Fashionisto’s (and like this) can actually keep you warmer and looking sharper than a sweatshirt. The weather is only going to get worse from here on out and really, how many sweatshirts do you own?
Hint: It’s easy to get overwhelmed whilst wearing colored pants and throw on your most basic top, so try and mix it up by layering. If you layer with a simple gingham or striped top it’ll draw the eye to your fancy pants, rather than look like a failed attempt at color blocking.