The weather has been absolutely crazy in D.C. recently. The other day it was 60 degrees outside (I got to wear shorts for the first time this year…very exciting), and today Mother Nature decided to throw a wintery mix and some mid-30 degree temperatures at us. I’m pretty sure that’s not normal. Having to check the weather every morning before I get dressed has become part of my routine because of this unpredictable weather we have been having. Layering up is essential because the temperatures outside and of different academic buildings are so erratic.
This Fashionisto is bundled up in some warm layers to keep him snug when he’s walking from class to class and also sitting inside the heated classrooms. His outfit is mostly navy with a pop of color underneath his jacket. In my opinion, the parka he is wearing is a staple piece for living in the city. It is such a warm jacket and the furry hood is great for popping over your head when it’s especially windy or snowy out to keep your ears/face/head warm.
I don’t think I need to emphasize, once again, how important it is for every guy in the world to own a pair of medium rinse jeans; you can read about them in pretty much every one of my previous posts. The subtle burst of color under this Fashionisto’s jacket is a cool way to incorporate some springy color into this winter outfit.
This Fashionisto’s work boots are an edgy and alternative to wearing snow boots or rain boots when it’s icky out. Work boots are great because they can withstand the elements while still making you look rugged. Also, because the fit of the boot is generally on the loose side, it’s easy to throw on a pair of thick wool socks to keep your feet warm on an especially frigid day.
Hint: To get an outfit just like this Fashionisto’s, you’re first going to need (you guessed it) a pair of medium rinse jeans like this True Religion pair. The next things you’ll need are a warm parka, a beanie and a fun sweater. Last but not least, a good pair of work boots is absolutely necessary to give the look the rugged look as I mentioned before. Timberland makes my favorite work boots, and if you’re not a fan of the classic yellow/tan color, try a pair in black or gray.