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ALL IN THE DETAILS: Dainty, for Dudes

March 9th, 2016 at 2:10am

Spring is quickly approaching, and as we all scramble to assemble our wardrobes, Meryl Streep’s voice lingers behind every outfit deliberation: “Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.” Here in New York, things are only beginning to heat up, and the weather can be as unpredictable as ever. This Fashionisto chooses to transition into the pending season smoothly by pairing delicate accessories with winter layers.

He keeps his palette neutral, with the ever-present New York uniform black on black. However, he adds an element of interest by opting instead for a deep charcoal and worn-in staples like moto jeans and a tried and true cargo jacket. The key to keeping pops of color from becoming cliché is this Fashionisto’s choice of a red flannel for some between-season outfit fascination, as well as extra warmth for these unpredictably chilly afternoons.

The ultimate eye-catchers, however, are his dainty mixed metal accessories. Use this season to your advantage with the delicacy of thin geometric rings and long chains. This Fashionisto borrows from femme instead of floral to make a masculine yet fashion-forward statement for the onset of spring. Paired with a cheeky fedora from Urban Outfitters and a pair of Dr. Martens boots, this look goes from walks in Central Park to brunch on Upper West flawlessly, with an elegant air of well placed yet understated accessories. This season, Fashionistos, spring for a more delicate side of style.

How To: The key to accessing this Fashionisto’s pre-spring ensemble is, quite literally, all in the details. Look for simple pieces like a brushed silver or gold bracelet, or a matte felt hat for instant cool as the weather heats up. Look for muted yet classic primary colors to keep from catching too much spring fever too soon.