You ever buy a piece that hangs in your closet for a while and every day you look at it while getting ready and think “Nah, they’re not ready for this yet?” That was me with this jacket partly because it’s been unseasonably warm, but mostly because nothing I had felt right to wear it with. (Do you know how hard it is to find the perfect orange hoodie or tee?) Either way, it finally felt right and what do you pair a puffy orange jacket with? (Answer: As many other orange pieces you can pull together that just stops before you look like a traffic cone and some gold accents.) Subtly? I don’t know her.
I’m no stranger to overalls, but every pair I’ve ever gotten were more slouchy. (Think a hypebeast plumber or 90s sidekick.) I got this pair from Dr. Denim and was incredibly suspect of them until I wore them with this outfit. If you’re getting overalls in a skinny fit, I highly suggest sizing up to decrease you risk factor of splitting them wide open when you’re acting a fool. (I assume this is something I’m not the only person who takes this into consideration when buying clothes.) This look is pretty simple, but I figure a grown man in the same outfit as a toddler was enough.
Winter on the East Coast is never a joke. I, however, am one of those knuckleheads who actually care abouut what I look like when it gets cold out. (I mean, damn, it’s New York, not Antarctica.) The older I get, the better at layering I get, I think. (Chock it up to trial and error.) I really love this outfit because I get to show off layers with different textures and lengths, but keep everything cohesive with the color palette. Nothing is really off limits when it comes to mixing and matching pieces. It’s kind of like a fun sartorial puzzle that has your closet looking like a bomb hit it after you’ve come up with a strong fit. (Or maybe that’s just me?)
Fall is in full swing which means I can finally put away the chicken wings I call arms and stock pile on some layers. Like any good time, you’ve got to gently ease into it. It’s a no-brainer that the denim jacket is the most versatile piece of transitional outerwear and pretty much looks good on everybody. That being said, you can style these a number of ways. You can never go wrong pairing one with a casual button-up, dark chinos, and boots. I can say without a doubt that this will be one on my Autumn uniforms since it’s so easy to swap out pieces like the shirt, pants, and accessories for a different fit every day, but maintaining a similar vibe.