How to Beat a Cloudy Day? Layer Color into your Look.

November 9th, 2010


Pictured: Wool Cashmere Jersey Mockneck Sweater | $98 at J Crew, The New Crewneck | $16.50 at Gap, Sun Faded Stanton Pants in Urban Slim Fit | $69.50 at J Crew, Green Plaid Woven Scarf | $24 at Topman, and Mister Man Oxfords | $255 at Kenneth Cole.

Just because the sky is grey doesn’t mean that your entire outfit need be as well.  Add a bit of color to your look to make the day look just a little bit brighter.  Here’s how to get the look of color on a cloudy day:

1. This look is built on a foundation of color: a rich purple tee and a pair of greyed blue trouser pants.  
2. Upon this foundation, we added the requisite neutrals - a heathered grey pullover sweater and a plaid scarf (for visual texture).  
3. Finishing off the look is a pair of creamy brown oxfords, the perfect offset to the greyed blue of the trouser pants.

How would you wear color?  Share your style with us in the comments!

Entry Filed under: Men,Ready Made Outfits

5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Charles  |  November 12th, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    Love the idea and the general outfit, but I’m not sure about the brown suede shoes in the rain…

  • 2. manny  |  November 18th, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    I need more layering tips, really. Besides experience you don’t find much advice on layering for men like “requisite neutral” things like that.

  • 3. Trisha  |  November 21st, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    @Manny – Good idea – any particular items that you want tips on how to layer?

  • 4. Anonymous  |  November 22nd, 2010 at 9:41 am

    Hi, Trisha. Thanks! Let me give you a little background so I don’t make it too hard for you.
    I live in Miami where it is hot about 11 months of the year. Style is developing esp. after years of just t shirts and jeans. I have a really nice suit and would like to wear jackets more often but the climate is hot!

    General tips on layering in such a climate? Also what about layering vests? I think a vest would look much better than just a button down, no?

    Ahh- I ask too much.

  • 5. Manny  |  November 22nd, 2010 at 9:50 am

    Hi, Trisha. Thanks!

    – I live in Miami and it’s hot! hot! 11 months of the year. Any general tips? I am so in-experienced.

    I can’t really wear jackets very often but anything on vest?

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