Unfortunately, the northern half of the good old U.S. of A. seems to be having an awfully long chilly stretch. The question of each day seems to be whether to lug around a big coat or bear the cold. When it’s in between seasons like this, it’s best to load on the layers just like this Fashionisto.
Since it’s already June, find ways to bring out a summery feeling in an ensemble by incorporating bright colors or pastels (time to say “goodbye” to those dark, wintry shades!) The contrasting colors that this Fashionisto is workin’ really catch your eye, right? Make a statement like him by pulling together colors that are opposite from each other on the color wheel! But be careful—it’s always safe to ask a Fashionisto/Fashionista friend whether or not the colors are a little too much at odds.
This Fashionisto also brings out the feeling of summer in his outfit with a vibrant colored polo. J.Crew and Ralph Lauren both have classy selections of polos, while JCPenney and Gap offer wider, more affordable arrays of polos. An important tip to remember when choosing a polo is to maintain simplicity. Try to avoid any oversized logos and features involving patterns or stripes. It can quickly make an outfit look tacky. Generally, a good rule of thumb is: “less is more.”
Chinos are the epitome of class and style without trying too hard. When you see a guy sporting slim-fit chinos just like this Fashionisto, it’s pretty safe to assume that this guy cares what he looks like, but not to the point of being high maintenance. A key for picking the best fit of these trendy pants is the length. This Fashionisto’s chinos are cropped at just the right point, perfectly flaunting his quintessential pair of top-siders.
Boating shoes are perfect for fall, spring, and especially summer. Sperry Top-Sider is definitely a trusted brand for finding a pair that will last you forever. A plus: they’re water-proof! Wear them rain or shine, these shoes will always pull a look together flawlessly and incomparably.
Hint: Layering doesn’t necessarily mean multiple shirts, long underwear or scarves and hats. Investing in a nice wind breaker or two would definitely be worth the buy. You’d be surprised at their ability to keep you warm with how light they feel! Wind breakers are definitely a must-have staple item for that awkward weather in between seasons.