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INSPIRATION AND ADVICE

5 STYLISH GUYS IN TRANSITIONAL 'FITS

April 8, 2019

Transitional weather — it’s a shorter term for "chilly mornings and warmer afternoons (with the occasional rain shower thrown in)" and a particularly difficult bi-annual challenge for wardrobes everywhere. To help navigate the changeable weeks to come, take a look at how the five street stylers below serve up their own adaptable looks.
A street styler wearing a coach jacket and hoodie with a pair of camo-print trousers.

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Lay(er) it on me

Gents, welcome to transitional dressing 101. If you open your textbooks to page one, you'll just see a single word in big, block capitals: LAYERING. The guy’s layered look above has chilly mornings written all over it, but when those temps creep up, he can just ditch the hoodie, slip on that lightweight coach jacket and strut off into the hazy afternoons. Also, get yourself an oversized cross-body bag for storing your discarded items with ease.
A picture of a street styler in an overshirt and and printed trousers.

Picture: IMAX Tree

Not over overshirts

Overshirts were made for spring. Thicker than your average button-down, they keep you nice and snug when you need it, but remain lightweight enough to style out the warmer PMs. Take a cue from the pattern-led look above and get in on the clashing action. You can even rinse his beige/gray/black color scheme if the brights movement isn’t your thing. Also, for a transitional take on bottoms, opt for a pair of cuffed, woven joggers and give your denim the day off.
A picture of a street styler wearing a utility-style gilet and wide-leg patterned trousers.

Picture: IMAX Tree

Adventures in the city

Ah yes, the half semester abroad, half urban-adventurer look. An interesting one, but it's actually a cut perfectly suited to changeable temps. The utility-style vest layered over a hoodie scores some big layering points and, let’s be fair, those statement, backpacking-in-Bali-style pants definitely keep things comfortable and lightweight enough to deal with the odd burst of warm springtime sunshine. All in this season's key natural hues as well. We’re big fans.

A picture of a street styler wearing denim dungarees with a Fila sweatshirt.

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Consider overalls

Overalls are one of fashion's great dividers. You might be down for a look that’s 65% denim or you might be sat hand-over-mouth at the mere thought. Well, whatever your stance, consider the next three points: if you've copped a pair, your outfit’s virtually done in one. Secondly, most overall styles are made of denim or structured twill, offering that all important warmth/breathability factor for spring weather. Lastly, it’s a hero piece of the overarching '90s trend that's seemingly here to stay. Just pair with a sweat from another pre-Y2K staple, Fila, like the guy above, and you're good to go.
A picture of a street styler wearing a translucent rain jacket and an orange bomber jacket.

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Be transparent

Killing the two birds of style and practicality with one well-aimed sartorial stone, our man above — snapped during the Parisian menswear shows — has chosen a sturdy waterproof jacket (a spring essential) in a sheer finish. Let’s break it down: he can check off protection from sudden April showers as well as flexing his color expertise by showing off the bright-orange bomber jacket underneath. And, if you didn't know by now, in-your-face color choices are key for summer. That's just the top half of his 'fit. All he needs now are some vintage-wash jeans and chunky sneakers, and that's 2019 nailed in one look. A real masterclass.

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