Grey skies may emerge on rainy days, but I am determined to keep my skies blue; whether mentally or by dressing the part.
Color blocking is my MO for the last few seasons. I have been doing more of the mono chromatics and “hue blocking” as I like to call it lately, as a big “up yours” to fashion rules of the past when you couldn’t find reds or blacks that matched each other and it was looked down upon. Now, with the proper styling, it doesn’t matter. By using a neutral color to accessorize, you can create a steady flow of color that sets only as a backdrop to your major hue.
Even among a standout piece of architecture, this color catches the eye. Consider this color blue as the perfect shade for accent pieces, such as a necktie or socks, for those moments where your style has to be corporate or formal. A basic navy suit and white shirt would welcome this shade of blue to make a complete look.
The gold buttons against the rich blue shade keep me bright and noticeable, and the plaid detailing is a classic and fun accent to such a classic brand as Barbour. This jacket is definitely a piece that can be worn forever; incorporating function and fashion into traditional style.
After the rain is over, I like to wear my Sebago Brattle wingtips. Since Sebago is most popular for their boat shoes, I automatically consider the brand to be great for any type of water. The rubber Vibram® Pluribal™ soles are perfect for the city during or after the rain; keeping me free from embarrassment when walking over metal grates or puddles.
Photography: Kamal Silvan
Jacket: Barbour; Shirt: Lacoste; Belt: Uniqlo, Pants: H&M; Shoes: Sebago