LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: Rainy Day Blues

Let's Hear it for the Boys

With winter sitting on the cusp of the month, dreary weather is rolling in. We can expect rain, dampness and the biting cold nibbling at our figure tips. Soon knits will become our bestfriends.

As for winter, plush jackets still have a while yet, so Fashionisto’s meet somewhere in between, with thick crafted cable knits. While on trend, they do their job to ensure the day and night chills are kept out! The cable part may have swept the runways of Fashionistos alike, this weeks trend roles rapidly in clean geometric patterns.

This Fashionisto’s sweater is carefully crafted in wool, woven and sold by aboriginals, pick up on his travels, therefore he seamlessly integrated some history and art-factual lines into his look. The iconic thick wool of this particular aboriginal group is stunning in make, not to mention it’s on trend with it’s collective cut and wear ability.

This Fashionisto mastered the last of fall and into the rainy days, while smartly avoiding the dark and drab colors; if the weather is dark it doesn’t mean your wardrobe needs to be! First he started with a staple—the chino. Chinos are minimalistic and malleable to any look or style. That statement can also be used for the plain crisp white V-neck shirt; they always have a time to be worn. Most of all, we can’t forget the showstopper claiming the outfit’s style, the sweater. This triple button-up sweater is thick and cozy enough to keep warm and leave a slight drizzle out, so your jackets can take a tiny break. This Fashionisto avoided dark colors to the fullest and used cream and light lavender to play into the overall aesthetic of the look. As an exclamation point to a sentence, this Fashionisto’s kicks ground the outfit in navy.

Hint: Hallelujah Fashionistos to winter weather at our doorstep and embrace the chills. Make sure to work up your wardrobe with thick, cultivated cable knits to keep on trend in geometric weaves. Weaves are all the dos, so avoid heavy jackets in this mid season section. At the same time, enjoy what mother nature has left for fall and infuse light colors into your style. We still have a while to completely embrace the enthralling of blister winter!

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LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: Rainy Day Blues

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Here in Florida, we are used to the occasional tropical storm or hurricane crossing our path, but that doesn’t mean it has to put a damper on our outfits. It’s so easy to be swayed by the poor weather and take the day off from fashion, but being weather resistant can still be chic with a little effort, take this Fashionisto’s raincoat.

Raincoats are a classic staple, but this fall they’ve taken a decidedly athletic turn. Jumping ahead to the spring/summer 2013 runways, seen at Louis Vuitton and Prada, we know this trend isn’t going anywhere. When women’s fashion is focusing on bejeweled collars and silk appliques, menswear is taking a more sensible approach this season.

Where fashion meets function, this New York native Fashionisto managed to stay dry in a navy and red raincoat. He kept the rest of the outfit polished in dark denim from Armani Exchange and Nike sneakers.  With a primarily monotone outfit, the red is the perfect way to add a pop of color and balance out his head to toe look.

Another unexpected standout was his choice of backpack, but it shouldn’t be surprising – it really is the perfect accessory.  It’s something we bring with us daily to class, so it should say something about us, and his camo print backpack reflected his sharp yet practical aesthetic perfectly.

So next time the weather isn’t cooperating, think of it as an opportunity to step out in style!

Hint: If you go with a vibrant raincoat, keep the rest of the outfit simple — let the jacket be the focus.

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A rainy day entitles us to wear comfortable clothing that will protect us from the rain — we wouldn’t want anything to get spoiled by it. Most guys would stick to their instinct and just grab a hoodie and go even if does not match what they are wearing; they would wear anything as long as they do not get wet from the rain.

I saw this Fashionisto today braving the rain with his blue sweater with his denim jeans and blue Checkerboard Era Vans. This Fashionisto caught my eye with his very blue ensemble which he wore from head-to-toe. Despite being a little dark, it matched the rainy weather just fine. I love how he wore the sweater as it is and did not layer it over a shirt, but what I love more is how he color-coordinated his whole outfit from the sweater down  to his shoes.

Next time you find yourself getting caught-up with what to wear because of the rainy weather, I suggest you take a cue from this Fashionisto and brave the weather with a solid-colored sweater. A hoodie works just as well if you match it well with something in your outfit rather than just layering it on. Be creative with color and mix-and-match it with your sweater, your pants and your shoes. If that’s a little too colorful for you, simply opt for a bright sweater that will define your whole outfit. Whoever said that you can’t be colorful in rainy weather?

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