This has been one of my go-to outfits all winter long. It’s more than casual but not quite dressy. Perfect for Mondays or Fridays at the office, after-work get-togethers, weekend outings and holiday shenanigans.
More importantly, it’s nice and warm.
I mix up the colors, but the layers pretty much stay the same:
- Chinos (usually the Aiden chinos)
- Button up shirt (preferably something heavy like flannel)
- Sweater (half zip, full zip, cardigan or merino wool v-neck)
- Scarf / Gloves / etc.
- Thick warm socks (like these)
Really digging these acorn colored chinos. They’re a great way to break up the monotony of navy blue and khaki, and they go very well with the colors you already own (like grey, green and blue).
Also, wearing a flannel shirt adds noticeable warmth to your getup. Much better for winter than thin cotton button ups.
But staying warm without sacrificing style is all about layering. Here’s how I layer:
Layer #1: Plaid flannel shirt
Layer #2: Navy zip sweater
Layer #3: Topcoat
The scarf is an old Christmas gift (thanks, Aunt Jenna!). I think it’s from Gap – nothing fancy – but it happens to match my chinos and coat perfectly. Plus it’s soft and warm.
You don’t need more than two or three scarves. Just make sure they’re versatile, neutral colors like brown, grey, charcoal, navy, tan or black.
The fingerless gloves have pros and cons. One on hand, these gloves let you use your phone or grab your wallet without taking them off. On the other hand, your fingers do get cold.
If it’s below thirty degrees, I opt for regular gloves.
Couple of important points about this getup:
Second, everything was bought on sale. I rarely pay full retail for clothing, and neither should you! Buying clothes on sale makes it much easier to save extra cash for tailoring, which is crucial for shorter men.
What do you think about this outfit? Leave a comment below!