Fall-Proof Your Casual Uniform

With fall virtually on the horizon, our focus invariably shifts from one dilemma (namely how short shorts should be) to another. Each September I find myself attempting to decode how one seamlessly transitions to autumn despite the various obstacles. Let’s start with the current weather which continues to prove itself fickle, especially given the deceptively crisp mornings that quickly fizzle-away into searing hot afternoons (accompanied by oppressive humidity). The solution is to layer-up, because layers = options.

My own love of layering is owed purely to the fact they can be thrown on or peeled-off depending on anything – social settings, the weather, etc. Layer a fitted oxford shirt atop any trusty tee-and-jeans combo for varying results (i.e. worn open as a casual nod to the 90ies, or buttoned-up for a sleeker vibe – perfect for anything mildly formal, like brunch). Anchor the look with a low-top leather sneaker – specifically these by Want Essentiels – to ensure your transition to fall is breezy and seriously slick.

Jeans / Nudie • Tee / Maison Kitsuné • Shirt / Maison Kitsuné • Sunglasses / Garrett Leight California Optical • Baseball Cap / H&M • Shoes / Want Les Essentiels de la Vie • Photography / Justin Duplantis

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what do you think?
  • You look great 🙂


  • Those jeans fit you very well man especially in combo with those sneakers. MR ESSENTIALIST FOR PRESIDENT 🙂

    nice post BRO! 😉
    New Look on

    Greets Jon

  • Alix Niyonkinzo

    Layering is definitely also one of my favorite things about fall fashion. And I really think you nailed it with this one! You look very chic in this outfit and you make it look so effortlessly!

    – Alix

  • I get so excited when I get a blog update notification from you. Your photos are always so clean and crisp, and so is your style. It’s very inspiring! Great post. I live in New York too so, I can relate to the weather. Layers have been getting me through these past few days.

    Igee Okafor
    Style Enthusiast/Blogger

  • rae

    Lovely casual outfit and love the location where you shot these images as well. The colors are just beautiful.

    Rae | Love from Berlin

  • Mm, I’m also a fan of layering – especially now with such unpredictable weather!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

  • Talun Zeitoun

    Besides the look – which is on point per usual – YES with this composition of photos!

    Talun Zeitoun

  • That’s a perfect smart casual look, mate. Really nice location too, those shutters.

    Buckets & Spades

  • Beauty Follower

    Great look… love the first shot (especially the door with the dirty pink shutters)!

    In Athens is still summertime 😉

  • Loving this- polished and cool. 🙂

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • James Brown

    Great look dude I love Kitsune at the moment. Perfect colours for the transition between seasons. Hope you’re well


  • Nice look and great photos! I really like the compositions of your outfit photos 🙂


  • Alejandra Ramirez

    Excellent style! Love the look!


    Zapatos Rojos