Final Touch: Country Casual in Cold Weather
It doesn’t matter if your idea of enjoying the great outdoors in the colder months involves long hikes in the country or just late-night drinks on a heated city patio. Sometimes becoming a “winter person” is as simple knowing you’re fashionably prepared for the season.
While fashion weeks can make the excess of new trends seem impossible to follow for any guy who isn’t JT or Kanye, the key to great cold weather casual style is to invest in a few classic everyday pieces while using bold accessories to modernize your ensemble.
There’s no better place to start winterizing your casual wear than with a shearling-lined black coat. It’s rugged enough for a Midwest tavern and preppy enough for a Hamptons country club. Even when paired with straight-leg blue jeans and a gray sweater, the classic coat still looks fashion-forward when spruced up with the right accessories.
Start with a rust-coloured plaid scarf to give it a modern edge, the same way a bold tie can update a suit for the office.
Opt for khaki suede desert boots inspired by Steve McQueen for everyday footwear but add another flash of colour to your ensemble by sporting bold statement socks, like this gray and rust-striped pair, under rolled jeans.
Follow the old school rule of matching your watch to your shoes by strapping on a gold timepiece with brown detailing to match the desert boots for a look that’s both of-the-moment and perfectly timeless.