The guys at DailyXY do a good job of telling you what to wear. (For fall: Thom Browne; Belstaff jackets; and anything from here). Leave it to the ladies of XX on XY, however, to tell you what not to wear. Here, five blunders to avoid this fall, lest your winter be a lonely one.
Boots Not Made for Walking
We love an outdoorsman, but wearing technical hiking boots (like these) in the city screams computer programmer, not mountaineer. (With all due respect to programmers, your profession isn’t known for its style.)
All your buddies might also be wearing baggy, striped, untucked dress shirts, but guess what? They all look bad, too. Go slim, tuck it in, and wear striped shirts only with the most discerning taste.
Park the Parka
Your slim-cut suit, made of fine Italian fabrics, looks perfect. Your shoes are well-shined. Your coat is…blue polyester? The surest way to ruin a beautiful suit is to pair it with a technical parka.
Please, No Pleats
Pleated pants might come back, and if you want to be on the avant-garde, then bless you. I’m sure that in a few years, everyone will want to look like they’re wearing their father’s trousers, circa 1986.
Burn Your Boot Cuts
Really? Still? You need not go hipster-skinny, but for the love of all that is holy, wear straight-leg jeans. Slim-fitting, please. I’ll let you in on a little secret: We like it when your jeans don’t leave everything to the imagination.
Image courtesy of TheGiantVermin.