Words & Photo: @oliverinstead
Lately I’ve been blogging a lot about fashion, which on first thought makes sense since this is a menswear blog but more precisely, I’ve been very much obsessed with seasonal fashions as evident here, here and here… Rightfully so too because this transition from the Indian summer we’ve had into autumn/winter is my fav time of the year and I’mma tell you why:
Muted tones aren’t frowned upon… as much. Usually when I wear black and white, my mum shouts at me for dressing “like I’m going to a funeral” and while every other fashion blogger would shove their own edition of How to Look Hot When It’s Not in your face, I opt to embrace the monochrome… a little more so than I do during the rest of the year.
Also known commonly as wrapping up warm, “layering” is something that I hate to love : even though I enjoy putting together a killer winter ensemble, I was made in & for the tropics… my body cannot handle much of the cold so it’s always a great internal conflict for me when winter comes.
P/S I have plans to do a post on keeping your layering game at 100/100 so if that’s something you’d like to see, please comment below and let me know.
Now is my chance to experiment with accessories. Since I’m guilty of not accessorising quite enough normally, winter is the only time I get to play with things like scarves, gloves, sometimes even hats (?)… basically anything that I do not need throughout the rest of the year, except for winter.
Some of the best and biggest sales take place in the autumn/winter – Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas, after-Christmas… It’s just a very valid excuse to treat yourself and buy anything you want because you feel like the splurge is totally justifiable when the prices are so much more reasonable now!
There is a new-with-tags camel coat I bought earlier this year in my wardrobe that I cannot wait to snuggle up cosy in! Because if you read my knitwear tips here, you’d know that the summer is actually a brilliant time for shopping winter clothing providing that you follow my guidelines, e.g. keeping your hands off the trend-led pieces and refusing to pay full prices.
For your mens winter fashion inspo, check out Jacamo and their extensive coats and jackets selection here. But before you do that, be sure to let me know in the comments below what you’re looking forward to most this autumn/winter! Until next time, stay awesome!