It’s easy to open up GQ to find everything you’d possibly need to know about the latest men’s fashion. Esquire will tell you exactly how to pick out the best suit. But when you just want to throw on a jacket and enjoy a Saturday in the city, where do you find that advice? Personal style and a few familiar trends pull together to make up the best outfit when you’re just looking to go city simple.
I’ve always been fond of layering using jean jackets. It’s the key trick to make that light fall favorite last a while longer into the colder months. Plus that extra hood acts almost as an accessory, making an everyday outfit a little more intricate. With this look, his jean jacket manages to really catch your attention sitting over top of a black backdrop. His black on black color choice doesn't come off as too plain, and if anything it only adds to his style and complements the major pieces. Use it to your advantage boys! In women’s fashion so often too much of the same color doesn’t work, but with men it’s an easy simple style to use.
Every season, every year there has to be a shoe that—across the board—is best for casual wear. This season we’ve seen combat boots and chukkas everywhere. This Fashionisto explained to me he treated himself to a nice pair of boots this season. It’s worth it, investing in a nice pair of everyday shoes.
So when you’re heading out for a casual day, trust your instincts. Your personal style is stronger than you think. Black on black is an easy fall back in menswear. And splurging on a pair of shoes you know you’ll use out is certainly worth it.
Hint: Don’t put your jean jacket away too early, layer it and use it out!