The time of the year for trans-seasonal dressing is a tricky one to negotiate. Each morning I am faced with the tremendously difficult choice of pants or shorts. And yes, it is tremendously difficult! Choosing one over the other means I either freeze to death or swelter through the day. This Fashionisto has negotiated this fashion conundrum with great aplomb by choosing to layer with a marl sweater, which can be added or removed no matter what the mercury is doing.
Marl is a strong trend this season. Monochromes have dominated the runways and, by toning it down a shade, marl makes a fresh alternative. In fact, the whole washed out palette that this Fashionisto has chosen looks fantastic with watery fall colours. The super light chambray shirt reminds me a little of summer, but I love how it ties in with the woolen sweater. The manner in which he’s folded the cuffs back also suggests that a little extra care has been taken in putting together this ensemble.
I feel as if the done-up top button has well and truly had its time in the sun now. It was popularised around four years ago, and in any look other than his I would say it looked tired. This Fashionisto keeps the look in the now by choosing a crewneck sweater that just shows the top button. The brown button also coordinates with his caramel coloured shorts and perfectly aged brogues.
These shoes are some of the finest examples of trans-seasonal footwear I have yet to see. By choosing a pair that does not have thick sole and by wearing them without socks, he has prevented them from being a too big pair of winter shoes.
Hint: A school bag is the bane of my existence during class. If it is are too big, you appear as if you’re toting around Santa’s gift sack, and if it is too small, you end up carrying half your books in your arm. Choose a natural coloured backpack, like this black one here, and you can wear it with anything.