INSPIRATION AND ADVICE
STYLISH GUYS IN TRANS-SEASONAL LAYERING
By Style Feed Staff, 15 August 2018
The late-summer period poses a tricky sartorial question: how do you show off your strong style with limited layers at your disposal? Well, we’ve scoured the latest looks from the SS19 shows to find out how experienced street-stylers have been layering up and peacocking their fashion nous between seasons. Take a look...
Long-sleeved and short-sleeved combo
The double-tee trick is one that the skater crowd is well-known for, and it's always a good go-to look during spring. But with the right pairing, the technique can also be utilised to great effect in the summer months, too. If you're down for dressing boldly, follow in this fella's footsteps and opt for a striped base layer and wear a polo shirt covered in stripes running in the opposite direction over the top. The trick is to go monochrome with your bottom half for an easy-on-the-eye aesthetic.
Shacket and tee
Although fewer layers are usually needed in summer, it’s all about keeping things simple and having a versatile jacket at your disposable for when the clouds inevitably appear. A classic shacket is your best bet, boasting the form of your favourite shirt but the wind-beating ability of a classic cover-up. This guy has selected a clean, white number that'll keep him cool but also has nice structure to it to give his ensemble a refined element – just what you need when you're sporting a grandad-flavoured flat cap.
Brightly coloured jacket
If you’re clued up when it comes to AW18 trends, you’ll know that emergency orange is the colour to get on board with. Spotted on the catwalk at the likes of Christopher Ræburn, Versace and Moncler, to name a few, it’s a sound idea to start stocking up on pieces in the shade now. Take this guy: he pairs his orange jacket with a classic white T-shirt and black slacks to ensure his standout layer is the focal point of his ’fit. Now that's what we call dressing with zest.
Harrington jacket and graphic-print tee
From its roots as a golfing staple to its current cult status, you can never go wrong with a sturdy Harrington jacket – especially in summer. With the right amount of bulk to protect you from the elements but lightweight enough to be thrown on top of any foundation layer, go for one in a darker colour so that it’ll last you season after season. Copy this chap and team yours with a graphic-print T-shirt and a steezy bucket hat to nail the biggest trends of SS18.
Sweatshirt over T-shirt
Now, let’s be honest – a sweatshirt is the ultimate ‘I don’t have time to be stressing about what to wear’ garm. Heavy night last night and need to get to your lecture in half an hour? Sweatshirt it is. But just because it’s one of the more relaxed items in your arsenal, that doesn’t mean that the humble layer doesn’t pack some serious sartorial power. Make like this guy and opt for a simple sweat in a subdued colour for a getup that’s got Scandi minimalism written all over it.