As the weeks progress into “fall,” Texas is not officially partaking in sweater weather just yet. On the contrary, we are in the awkward stage where everyday differs from scorching hot, to humidity filled afternoons (what should be rain). Today was no different; I huddled for shelter under the history building and accidentally bumped purses with this fearless Fashionisto. As we waited for the rain to simmer he shared his mantra for his rainy day ensemble: “On days like this, I like to wear my brightest gingham shirt,” like this one featured on Vineyard Vines.
Adding pops of color to gloomy days can brighten your outlook completely. Be it the simple gingham or conversation pieces like these bright red shorts from Gap. The secret is to keep it balanced with neutrals, as this Fashionisto clearly executed with his navy bottoms. Like any fashion maven will tell you, accessories are key when tying your look together. Today we are seeing a progressive statement with men styling handbags (the man purse). From Lagerfeld to the ever so trendy Yezzy, man purses have become evolutionary to the everyday Fashionisto. Whether you stuff it with textbooks or gym clothes this trending movement is GROUNDBREAKING! Fossil is a true craftsman when it comes to these detailed bags, with its leather finery and rustic accents. Sticking to timeless staples will prolong the wear of your “murse.” Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and give this trending piece a try.
Overall this look amounts to any weather scenario and can easily be reenacted by following these tips. May the Ivy Style be with you.
Hint: When on the hunt for the perfect “murse,” keep versatility in mind and find one for your everyday needs.