As we enter the final days of our hot summer in New York City, we’ll gradually start adding jackets and sweaters to our wardrobes. September and October in the city are two of the most beautiful months—the air will turn slightly cool after Labor Day until it reaches a mild chill by Halloween. There’s no time like the present to start thinking about fall looks.
Even the gentlemen can get excited about bringing out a blazer or a v-neck from the deep reaches of their closets, and swapping the flip-flops for the loafers or ankle boots. It’s true that women dress up the streets of Manhattan, but a well-styled man is equally important in the fashion capital.
I love a great day-to-night look like this one, although a tad more casual than the typical business suit, it’s appropriate for many offices. Suit jackets for men can dress up even the most casual pants or denim.
The complementary orange and blue scheme happens to be my favorite on the color wheel. In this ensemble on Michael K. (hubby extraordinaire), we’ve paired a blue and white gingham shirt with a dressier pair of denims. The navy jacket and pop of color in the necktie complete the whole look.
For a more casual outfit, removing the navy blazer is a great option. And if it’s after five, it’s easy enough to lose both the jacket and the tie, add a pullover, and head out to dinner or happy hour. This burnt orange is the perfect fall color. Cuffing the sleeves on the shirt is a nice touch
Loafers are comfy and stylish, and tone on tone striped socks are a good conversation starter. Soon the leaves will turn rich shades of yellow, red, and burnt orange, and the nights will darken earlier. Another autumn in New York is just around the corner.
Navy blue jacket, blue and white gingham shirt, handkercheif: Brooks Brothers
Denim Jean: Levi’s
V-neck sweater and black belt: Banana Republic
Shoes: Donald J. Pliner
Bag: Vintage Target
Watch: Suunto Core
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