Burberry is one of those iconic brands that has captured my attention since I started learning about fashion and some of the top names. In my opinion, Burberry clothes are meant to be worn in the fall and the winter. Between great trench coats and scarfs and a classic color scheme of blacks, neutrals and grays, I wouldn’t think Burberry would have a lot to offer men and women in the warmer seasons.
With all that said, I was shocked and pleasantly surprised to find a great Burberry look that would work in both cold and warm climates. This Fashionisto, among others I’ve noticed this summer, sports a great button-up with jeans and leather shoes. This look would work well with either loafers or oxfords like these from Cole Haan. This outfit is perfect for just about any occasion. It’s great for a family dinner, a date night or a casual day at work.
What makes this outfit pop is, of course, the Burberry shirt. It’s bold, bright and a perfect color. The cobalt color pops while still showcasing the classic print. For winter, it could be used as a pop of color under a dark sweater or jacket but in summer it could be worn with white shorts and still work. Jeans like the ones seen here are always a good season-neutral article of clothing. Nordstrom sells this shirt in a few different colors but it isn’t exactly bargain. As a lover of Burberry, I know it is unrealistic to expect that we can all go out and buy a Burberry shirt or two. But if that was the case, it wouldn’t be so special, would it?
Instead of focusing on the fact that it’s Burberry, lets focus on the print’s scale and style. Any oversized print will do, whether it’s something from a thrift store or as pricey as the Burberry selections at Nordstrom, as long as the pattern meets the following requirements. It should be bold, simple and unique. It shouldn’t be too busy or unflattering. Keep in mind that horizontal stripes make you look wider while vertical ones make you look longer and leaner. Color is important too. Find a color that goes with anything for any season like blue or even a green. Maroon, for example, was a great fall and winter color for guys but doesn’t really work for summer.
Hint: Go through your closet now and see what you’ve got lying around from fall and winter. It is more than likely that you can re-discover a great shirt that you completely forgot about. The more uses you can get out of something the better. Remember to pick smart. Consider the material and heaviness of the fabric when going through your winter clothes. Recycling a great top for summer is always in style!