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Leaves are changing colors and so are our wardrobes! This fall, warm-colored hues are in fashion, from earthy tones to brilliant shades of sunset. Go as neutral or as bold as you want with your professional, casual and going-out outfits – and don’t be afraid to try a color you’ve never worn before! We talked with Tim Leamy, owner of Sebastian’s Closet, for tips on rocking this season’s hottest colors.
“Brown is the trendiest color family right now,” said Leamy. “It is a relatively neutral family of colors that offers a broad spectrum from coffee to camel. Think autumnal shades: tree bark, milk chocolate, tan, chestnut, rust and mahogany. Another color of interest is the green family – from sea blues to martini olive and forrest. As an accent, go with the colors of wine to red for an interesting look. For men’s clothing in particular, all shades of blue and grey have become fundamental and remain foundations; however, these new key colors bring a current addition to the wardrobe.”
If you are going with brown, Leamy recommends avoiding the head-to-toe brown look, as this can be difficult to pull off (and you risk looking like you just came off a UPS truck!). Instead, use complimentary shades. “Cocoa jackets over a mid-gray vest with chocolate pants and cognac suede shoes for example,” he said. “And when you can, top it off with the all-important camel topcoat. Use shades of green and wine as accents in sweaters, ties, pocket squares and accessories. Also, brown pairs wonderfully with blues and grey. The combination is friendly and understandable.”
When the weather is cooler, Leamy suggests layering. The key? Lightweight fabrications of each element. Wear cotton/cashmere blends or super fine merino sweaters; sports coats that have a light, seasonal fabric and are constructed in a soft manner with less structure for more comfort; and trousers that have a slight surface interest to the touch but are lightweight and have stretch. “If done thoughtfully, layering can be comfortable, climate-correct and result in a most seasonal and interesting combination,” he added.
Sebastian’s Closet, located inside Village on the Parkway, is a men’s specialty boutique, who has spent approximately 40 years passionately presenting the unexpected from tailored and refined to spirited and unique, with unmatched personal care. You can update your clothes for fall at Sebastian’s Closet and any one of the countless stores available in the North Dallas Corridor!