LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: Warmer Winter Ways

Let's Hear it for the Boys

It is always a sweet treat when we get to shed our down winter coats and throw on something a bit lighter. In this case, our Fashionisto is dressed just right for the unusually warm winter afternoon. It is not often that we get to see the temperatures raise above freezing, so when they do, make sure to take full advantage of it.

This Fashionisto is sporting a layered casual look. This ensemble is perfect for class, running errands or a relaxed lunch with friends. Often times, when people think plaid, they think flannel, which is often associated with grunge. That is not the case with this look. The components of this outfit create a clean and polished appearance. Chinos are a great style of pant. The slimmer fit can elongate the legs as well as add emphasis to the shoes because it only covers a small portion, leaving the majority of the shoe exposed.

This look presented is composed of a navy undershirt, a plaid button-down, a winter vest, gray chinos and brown leather shoes. Combining solid neutrals with colorful pattern, can add an exciting vibe to your look. This plaid is made up of reds, grays, navy and yellows. The darker neutrals make this plaid appropriate for winter, but the range in values make it suitable for the between seasons as well: spring and fall. The light gray of the chinos makes the brown color of the shoes pop as well. These shoes are perfect for the cold because they have a rubber soul and come up to the ankle, ensuring warmth and durability. By throwing on a winter vest, this Fashionisto is guaranteed warmth without the bulk of a heavy winter jacket, making it easy to get through his day.

Hint: Men, don’t hesitate to wear plaid in a dressy or casual manner. The right fit and the appropriate color scheme is sure to add a classic flair to your look.

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