In the next 5 weeks we’ll cover the 5 things you’d want in your wardrobe for this Summer and Fall transition. We can all sympathize with each other and realize, with a heavy heart, that the sun is setting sooner, and rising earlier. That the mornings and evenings have a chill, and that very soon the balmy night air will be crispier than usual. It’s with this notion that, slowly but surely, we start packing away our neon tanks and tee’s, our Endless Summer fantasies and the wandering spirit that seeks adventure, and we ease back to the comfy, calm, cool and collected Fall wardrobe. This may mean fishing out last years knit sweaters, chino’s, brogues and button up shirts, but it also means adding a few key items that’ll ease your transition from Summer to Fall, and won’t leave you feeling too shell shocked. This may sound like an involved process, and you may not care, but care you must. You have a world to conquer and a heart to win.
1. The Henley
The Henley is a basic staple shirt, you may find though, that indeed, you don’t own one. The reason its a great staple shirt is that it you can class it up, or keep it dressed down, whatever your mood in the moment is. Pair it with a pair of slim fit (or skinny) jeans with Brogue boots, Desert boots or Chukkas complete with belt and accessories and you’re good to go. Switch it up with a pair of chinos and loafers with accessories and again your outfit is complete. Throwing on cuffed shorts would be a great look too.
Venture out into long-sleeved shirt land too, try something fun that has some horizontal stripes, a throw-back to sailors from back in the day or one that has a different neck-line. Remember to stray away from super baggy, but try not to do skin tight either. To add some detail to your shirt if you’re feeling a bit “blah”, try pushing up the sleeves to your elbows, or even folding them a couple of times to sit underneath your elbow. Leave it tucked out except the front.
Have fun and experiment!