Spring has finally sprung! The flowers are in bloom, the number of layers we wear are decreasing and temperatures are on the rise. But every once in awhile, the erratic weather of North Carolina curses the students of Chapel Hill with a day of cold and overcast during the springtime. On these winter-esque days, wool scarves, knit hats and gloves will come out to play to keep students warm while they trek from class to class. Today’s Fashionisto was prepared for the temperature shift. From boots to gloves, he hit all the bases in order to stay warm.
Denim jackets and cold weather go together like iced coffees and 5” inseam chambray shorts. This past season, denim jackets were the outerwear of choice, and I hope that they are a continuing trend throughout the spring. This Fashionisto layered his light wash denim jacket over a dark gray confetti sweater. I personally love confetti sweaters because they come in neutral tones that are infused with flecks of color.
To further combat the low temperatures, this Fashionisto wore a pair of sleek black leather boots. They were partially hidden under the rolled cuffs of his skinny chinos, a staple in men’s fashion. What makes his pair special is the fantastic blue stitching. Simply fabulous! And holding on to a cup of Starbucks for some extra warmth were his mittens, which double as fingerless gloves (perfect for texting).
This Fashionisto donned an accessory that is both fashionable and functional: a hat. In the recent months, wide-brimmed felt hats have become popular in women’s fashion. This trend was inspired by the iconic Annie Hall, a character created by Woody Allen and played by Diane Keaton. This Fashionisto’s interpretation of the Annie Hall hat was a bowler. Although it was brimming with a masculine flair, I still believe that it does Annie justice. The bowler hat gave a smart look to his overall city-influenced outfit.
Hint: If bowlers aren’t really your thing, there are a ton of other options to keep your head warm. For a more modern look, try your luck with a fitted cap. If you really want to honor Annie Hall, try this wide-brimmed hat by Alexander McQueen. Regardless of what kind of hat you put on your head, it will protect you from the bitter winds and keep you looking sharp as ever.