Before you go into a job interview, any career counselor will tell you that you shouldn’t dress for the job you have, but rather the job you want. Similarly, I think you shouldn’t dress for the season it is, but instead dress for the season you’re awaiting.
On February 2, America’s favorite groundhog predicted an early spring. When Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow, Fashionistos and Fashionistas across the country grew hopeful. The days of shorts and sundresses may still be a little far off, but this Fashionisto found a way to incorporate the upcoming seasons in his outfit.
Layering a breezy button-down can add a little slice of summer to a windy day. Survey a variety of prints until you find one you like (or if your budget can handle it, buy them all). This option allows you to showcase your individuality without making you look like you’re joining Jimmy Buffett for margaritas (but if that is the look you want, by all means, go for it).
I’m a big believer in the power of hats. Hats can turn a casual outfit into an eye-catching ensemble. They add edge and mystery; they cover up (and even create) disheveled hair.
Fashion is about taking risks, which is exactly what this Fashionisto did with his highlighter yellow hat. This Fashionisto’s outfit is balanced perfectly with an ombré color scheme. His hat is the brightest, his shirt still colored, but then his pants and shoes are neutrals.
As long as your outfit remains fluid, it does not matter what style hat you aim for. This orange aztec print could take even an everyday T-shirt to the next level. The color of this ASOS five panel hat is so soft, that it could easily be added to any outfit.
Hint: Go ahead and try that outrageous top, or tie or whatever catches your eye while you’re shopping. Make the eccentric piece a little more wearable by integrating neutrals into your outfit.