I find this time of year particularly enchanting. Perhaps the array of burgundy, mustard and army green leaves have me mesmerized. Or perhaps I yearn for the comfort of family and friends during the awaited holiday season. Regardless, this whimsical time of year brings great expectation. Families reunite after months of hustle and bustle, eagerly anticipating decadent food and quality time. What’s more, it’s only natural to want to look your best during the myriad of holiday festivities. In my opinion, it’s really quite simple: layer it up, but keep it clean.
Fashionistos have it tough when it comes to perfecting the delicate balance of holiday-appropriate clothing. A plain button-down can appear somewhat boring and contrived during a fateful attempt to impress the relatives. Rather, keep it low-key, yet thoughtful with intriguing layers. In the spirit of the holidays, inject needed flare into your layers with contrasting prints and textures. If you ask me, nothing shows more personality than a sharply tailored trouser against a statement knit. This Fashionisto pairs colored J.Crew cords with a seasonal cable knit. The sweater mimics the creativity of the season with abstract blends of burnt orange, amber and navy. He finishes the look with a subtle fohawk, giving his ensemble that desired edge.
To get the style, invest in a trustworthy styling gel. Using no more gel than the size of a dime, run it through dry hair at an angle. The look works best on short to medium length hair. What’s more, it gives any Fashionisto the creative outlet he needs during the holiday parties, too often plagued with cookie-cutter dress codes. For the next big event, opt for a colored pair of Levi’s and a trusted flannel layered under a winter cardigan. With your outfit under control, maximizing your plate space for the dessert table should be your only worry.