As summer draws to an end, fall fashion lines are about to make their debut and everyone from runway models to college students have sweaters and boots on their minds. With a short time left of endless sunshine and tank top weather, the best way to accent your tan is to rock summer tones and classic, bright colors. This Fashionisto plays with a simple yet traditional color palette that contains watermelon green and white, which allow for an endless summer vibe into the first few weeks of fall.
Stripes, especially in navy, always add a timeless nautical feel to any look and can tie an outfit together. Our Fashionisto’s particular Tommy Hilfiger shirt is as essential for a wardrobe as a classic, white button down. Classic brands such as those of these pieces are meant to be interchangeable with different seasons, especially fall. Adding a cardigan sweater or jacket over this striped long sleeve with corduroys would be the perfect assemble for days when the leaves begin to change. Before switching to pants however, shorts always make an outfit more casual, and can even be dressed up with a blazer for a night out. A key difference in standing out in a crowd during the summertime is typing your outfit together, head to toe. While most people simply wear flip flops, stepping (punny) it up a notch with a classier pair of two toned boat shoes alters the tone of your entire look. Step with your best foot forward (still punny) and find a pair that is different from the typical Sperry Top-Siders, allowing you to be unique, yet still understated.
Fashionistos have been embracing bling more and more over the past few seasons, going beyond the typical watch, and incorporating various brands’ new men’s lines into their everyday wardrobe. Alex and Ani in particular, has created both a men’s line, and wrap bracelets that can be rocked by anyone. Bracelets such as these reflect the feel of the entire ensemble, taking it up a few notches from what seems to be immediately casual. Max negates the belief that simplicity is synonymous with plain, with this classy nautical style that has been found on New England coasts for decades.
Hint: If metal bracelets and even watches are not for you, there are many brands with meaning and understated style that could be. Similar to brands such as Alex and Ani, Pura Vida, has created hand made bracelets that are made of materials like rope and a few beads. Much more minimalist, these definitely include a stylist yet humanitarian feel, since each bracelet also benefits charities. Rope bracelets and leather braided wraps are also good options while searching for an addition with inconspicuous flashiness.