Summer TrendsThe Outfit You Should Be Wearing Right Now, and Into Fall
Transitional dressing made easy.
One of the most difficult things for a style conscious man to master is summer-into-fall transitional dressing. The seasonal shift isn't just about the weather outside, but what stores are offering up to guys. (You might have begun to notice your eyes lingering over a particularly handsome topcoat lately, despite the temperature outside inching towards triple digits.) But Max Greenfield, seen yesterday in Los Angeles, is a true style pro. The actor knows the value of keeping his clothing simple and taking seasonal transitions slowly. The easiest place to start this process, of course, is with color. Because you're basically changing the vibe of your clothes without changing their warm weather functionality. And guess what, you don't have to change out every part of you wardrobe at once. Part of the beauty of transitional dressing is that you can take it in small steps. So follow Greenfield's lead in a black polo and dark gray chinos, but don't give up on your trusty white sneakers just yet.
What works best about this outfit is the contrast of button-ed up dark colors and the bright summery white of his kicks. It's a look that says, I still have a tan but I don't need to prove it by showing off my chest. Everything about the proportions here is working in Greenfield's favor. He's got the sleeves of his polo hitting him halfway down his biceps. His shirt is slim without looking Jersey Shore tight, and his pants are on the long side but tapered—a transitional move in and of itself. Is the actor wearing socks? We can't be sure. But if you want to get back into the habit, now's the time and this is how to do it. We'd suggest a pair of light gray socks for late summer/early fall. And last but definitely not least, go ahead and try buttoning your polo all the way up like Greenfield. It's a tried and true cool guy move as proven by Greenfield here, as well as prep goth legend Justin Theroux. Think of this move as the opposite of popping your collar.