What is that I felt this morning? Was it….finally a chill in the air? Indeed, it was and you’re damn sure know I’m taking advantage of mixing and matching layers. That being said, I’ve purposely made sure to steer clear of wearing all black in posts and focusing on other neutrals as well as featuring some bursts of color here and there. Black is back, y’all! In a city like New York you can really blend into the background in black on black on black, so I like to add a couple of touches to stand out. The olive green hat is great for fall because it’ll go with anything you wear this season, but doesn’t distract from your dark color pattern. Some might say the charcoal trousers are cheating (HI HATERS!), but I think an outfit should never look flat. While I totally see myself stepping out in a black hat, black sweater, black skinny jeans, and black boots I challenge you guys to mix it up a little.
If you listened to me, then you’re closet is full of printed shirts you copped for under $15 bucks each. (If your salary allows you not to worry about cost, then feel free to PayPal your boy some change to keep this aesthetic a float.) With the summer season officially coming to an end this week, you probably think you have to put them all away. WRONG. Well kinda. I highly recommend holding on to some of those for a little bit longer. The Hawaiian shirts and too bright hues can be packed up until next summer or a tropical getaway. (Again if you have the funds to do that, you can throw me a ticket too.) Personally, I’ll be sticking to my blues, greens, and muted tones. Since the shirt is where the party is, make sure to pair with blazers, sweaters, and jackets that don’t wind up making you look like some crazy optical illusion. (Unless you’ve already passed the Print-Matching 302 class.) I decided to go with an “architect dad” look and matched my polo with a simple blazer, chinos, and white slip ons to give off that faux business casual vibe. Enough to make a statement, but not enough to look like an absolute peacock.
What is that I feel? Ah yes, the joyous reality the leather weather has arrived. The latest edition to my closet is this moto jacket from Forever 21. What I love about it is that’s: it’s light enough to wear all day, comes at a super affordable price point, and is a good contrast the mass black jackets you’ll see this season. Speaking of color, forget Red October, it’s all about Sepia September and embracing brown hues for fall. As someone who wears a ton of black and white, it’s definitely the next step in neutrals.
[Ed note: I'm VERY aware this look is reminiscent of Indiana Jones.]
The mornings are getting cooler, pumpkin spiced foods/beverages are invading the timeline, and summer Fridays are a thing of the past. Even though the calendar doesn’t say so, it’s autumn. A new season calls for a new look. I teamed up with the crew at Timberland to help you transition into the new season with style and ease. For fall, I’m all about putting a slight remix to my wardrobe. Right now I’m a huge fan of taking the classics and adding something new to it. (Much like Timberland is doing with their Modern Trail collection.) When going casual, you can’t go wrong with a simple shirt, well-fitted denim, and some reliable brown boots. I added the olive fedora and off white jacket to add some complexity. Just because a look is a staple doesn’t mean it can’t be tweaked.
How are you switching up this Fall?