I wish Mother Nature would just make up her mind. I've gone from parkas to denim jackets to trench coats and back to denim jackets in the past few weeks. The same can be said about my bottom half from denim to wool trousers to shorts and settling on a chino hybrid of sorts. I'll be a good sport and all but the anticipation of a warm spring and summer is absolutely killing me.
I haven't taken pictures of myself much. With more work and a fuller calendar comes less time to take self-portraits. More time eating, drinking, and partying also reduces the amount of time left to find a friend to take an outfit photo. And honestly it’s no big deal, I like taking my friends pictures more. However, since I've moved from Tumblr to Wordpess, I want to revisit some of my old style shots to sort of remember where my style now all came from.
I've never been afraid of chinos in many colors. I have chinos in orange, green, navy, sand, and red. It's all fun, and I think all types of guys can get into the style. I think the secret is not trying to overdo anything once you've gone with a color that does all the talking. Color blocking is one of my favorite styling choices, but you can pretty much wear any color chino with a chambray or denim shirt. When the heat gets turned up, just throw on a t-shirt and relax.
I'm clearly one of those guys that isn't afraid of the layering technique, even in the hotter months. Always keep proportion in mind though when you start adding complexities to the wardrobe. And sense it's going to be hot out, roll those cuffs. I know many people out there are just tired of seeing rolled up jeans and chinos, but it isn't going away. I'm also a fan of getting the pant tailored into a high-water style. But don't go as far as doing that to every pair of trousers you own. The most important thing to me has always been to keep it fun and comfortable. No part of me ever wants to be suffering to the point of heat stroke just because I was sacrificing for style. Style should work with you, not against you. If you're feeling it working in the opposite direction, chances are you're just doing way too much.