If the essence of Autumn style is dominated by subdued earthy tones and heavier textures, then shift into Spring and it’s all about brightening up your look with vibrant colours, striking patterns and lightweight fabrics. Chances are that by the time the sun comes out to shine, you’ll be itching to lighten things up.
You got your fresh new haircut, confirmed the dinner reservation and maybe even picked up some flowers. Yep, you have a date with someone special, and hopefully didn’t neglect the most important detail: what to wear? Sure, lots of men will tell you, “Oh she doesn’t care how I dress”, but rest assured she does. Sticking with the same old jeans and collared shirt is an easy and lazy habit to fall victim to. Fortunately, I have three foolproof strategies below that are sure to ease the process and guarantee some special attention.
The conundrum with defining your own signature style is that as you evolve, you inevitably find comfort in the familiar. Perhaps blue suits compliment your skin tone, or you have a penchant for suede loafers. Similarly to any aspect of life, if you don’t step out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself, you don't grow and improve to be the best version of yourself.
The best thing anyone can do to elevate one's style is to take risks and see if something works. In fact, part of the motivation behind this website was to challenge my style and find unique ways to improve and experiment with style combinations I may not typically explore.
It's that time of year when the morning air is crisp and the leaves are changing colour. The best part about autumn is busting out the flannel jackets. Autumn flannel sportcoats occupy a special place in my closet and have been the foundation of my wardrobe and personal style for years – I couldn’t do without them.
Style is all about knowing what rules to bend and break, and one of the most flexible guidelines is seasonality. When winter turns to spring and summer turns to autumn, our first instinct is to swap out the old with the new. Seasonal dressing and the chance to experiment with fabrics and layering is one of the added bonuses that comes with living somewhere like Canada, with its not so subtle climate shifts.
For me, changing up my suits and jackets is the most exciting time of year: tweed and flannel in winter, and linen and cotton in the summer, and everything in between. Rotating the same jackets and trousers for months can become mundane so its Its always refreshing to change things up. Apart from pragmatism, there’s just something sartorially on point about having the right fabric for the right time of year. Owning pieces like a linen suit that are limited to wearing just a few times a year says a great deal about the maturity of your wardrobe. More so, it speaks to your proficiency in being able to pull off and coordinate unique seasonal fabrics and colours.