Let’s face it Fashionistas/os, summer is ending. Summer’s bright colors, T-shirts and shorts are soon to be replaced by winter’s neutral tones, sweaters and chinos. However, we may be in luck! These next couple of weeks are what I like to call the “transition season.” This means it is no longer summer, but we have yet to reach the crisp fall days. In fashion terms, it means keeping the shorts and T-shirts in the wardrobe for a couple more weeks. But this time we’re pairing them with fall staples.
Strolling around campus I ran into this Fashionisto who is wearing the perfect example of the aforementioned. His hot pink distressed denim shorts provide the perfect bright summer color in the hopes of maintaining a bit of summer fun in his wardrobe. Gents, be sure to watch out for distressed denim. It is a huge menswear trend to watch out for this fall. We saw it all over the men’s fall 2013 fashion weeks in shows such as Saint Laurent. Personally, I think distressed denim is an innovative way to add a bit of grunge to any outfit.
Now, hot pink pants are quite a bold choice which begs the question: with what do you combine these outlandish shorts to create a transitional outfit? With a neutral, duh. Pantone coined “Mykonos Blue” and “Deep Lichen Green” as two of fall 2013’s top colors (for those of us who may not be too familiar with fancy color names, we are talking about shades of navy blue and forest green). This Fashionisto paired his hot pink shorts with a Mykonos blue and Deep Lichen green hoodie. The subdued tones of the hoodie give the outfit the perfect splash of fall fashion needed to create this spot-on transitional outfit.
But in the end it is the small details of his accessories that made me love the outfit even more. He opted for some Havaiana flip flops, Wayfayer Ray-Bans and a braided leather bracelet to complete the look. Can you say, “transitional season, surfer bro?”
Hint: Do not be afraid to combine colors this transition season. Combining a bright color with neutrals is the perfect look for the month of September!