Summer styles for September
By Sam Higgins, 12 September 2016
The transitional months can be a real test of your sartorial savvy – jumping too far ahead and digging out all your best wintry gear can often leave you a hot, sweaty mess. Happily, with a few key tweaks, there should still be still plenty of mileage in your warm-weather wear this September.
Layer your tees
First up, go back to basics. After rejuvenating your T-shirt collection for summer, it’d be a shame to hide it away with copious layers when, actually, it’s simple to keep the core piece at the forefront of your ‘fit. Forget wearing a jacket, and instead layer a long sleeve tee underneath to give your getup a grungy feel in simple, lightweight form.
Turn shirt into shacket
While pyjama, bowling and Hawaiian shirts have become summer staples of late, it’s important not to forget how valuable your plain shirts are when approaching autumn. Their clean, monotone nature might not offer the same sense of summery fun as your print pieces, but a basic button-down has the ability to seamlessly slot into a layered look on colder days, or function as a shacket when the humidity is up. Leave the overshirt open to show off a printed tee, or do up a couple of buttons for a more constructed but still laid-back look.
By now, you're probably well aware what pastel pieces can bring to your getups that fail-safe monochrome tones can’t. Throughout summer we saw the soft hues decorate everything from denim jackets to trainers, accenting outfits with a subtle injection of colour. And with this palette only gaining traction among stylish
A-listers, there’s no reason to pack up the pastels just yet. In fact, pick pink like this fella, and pull together a ‘fit full of tonal tricks that’ll have you standing out brilliantly among the black-and-white-clad hordes this September.
Stay true to straight trews
With the anticipation for colder weather building, the hunt for more hugging 'fits that hold in the warmth is understandable. However, the unpredictable nature of British weather (especially in the early stages of autumn) means you should stick with straighter cuts a little while longer. Not only does the baggier fit provide cooling comfort during the initial seasonal transition, it also has the versatility to hold its own while you experiment with layering upstairs.