TRANSITION FROM WINTER TO SPRING LIKE A STYLE PRO WITH THESE TIPS FOR LAYERING UP AND STAYING PROTECTED.
As much as you might like to pretend spring means instant warm weather, you’ll be far more comfortable – and stylish – if you face the reality of this unpredictable season armed with a little layering know-how. This is the perfect opportunity to experiment with mixing and matching a variety of colours and textures, but it’s generally best to avoid looking as if you’ve emptied the entire contents of your wardrobe over your shoulders. While a layered look should always appear as if it has been effortlessly thrown together, achieving that effect is often the opposite of effortless, even for the style-savvy. So, to keep you on track, GQ has teamed up with men’s grooming brand LYNX to provide some pointers for doing it in style, right down to your antiperspirant.
1. A BIG SCARF
A big scarf is the easiest way to add warmth and a little fashion flair. From David Gandy to Lenny Kravitz and the ageless Tom Ford, models, musicians and fashion designers alike are putting scarves (and huge ones at that) at the top of their layering lists. When adding layers for extra warmth, be sure to also shield your style from any chance of odour with LYNX Urban Anti Bacterial Protection Antiperspirant Aerosol, which contains silver compound for lasting results.
2. STATEMENT SOCKS
“Sure, socks – how revelatory,” we hear you say. But there is more to a pair of socks than those polyester things hiding at the bottom of your washing basket. Invest in some breathable, highpercentage cotton socks (in a variety of colours, of course) to minimise your feet overheating. Look for options that are about 70 per cent cotton but also have the elasticity needed to keep them up over your ankles. Pair with a leather brogue and hemmed or rolled jeans to complete the look. However you choose to stay warm, letting odour get in the way of your style is unacceptable. Like its aerosol cousin, LYNX Urban Anti Bacterial Protection Roll On Antiperspirant contains silver compound to help keep you fresh all day.
3. LAYERED PRINTS
Newsflash. Prints on prints look even better when layered over more prints. If you’re not ready to go all out, teaming a patterned jacket with classic denim pieces and contrasting accessories will also work nicely. However you interpret this trend, make sure you go big, bold and unexpected – perhaps even throw in a little tiedye, for example. To avoid unsightly white marks or yellow stains letting down your perfect print ensemble, try LYNX Signature Anti-Marks Protection Roll On Antiperspirant.
4. BOMBER JACKET
With every brand from Gucci to Ksubi touting retro-style bomber jackets in recent collections, there’s an option to suit
A LAYERED LOOK SHOULD ALWAYS APPEAR AS IF IT HAS BEEN EFFORTLESSLY THROWN TOGETHER
1 BOMBER JACKET, JEANS AND SHIRT BY ZARA; PLAID SOCKS AND SILK SCARF BY GIORGIA MAE’S ‘FIND YOUR MAGIC’ COLLECTION; TRAINERS BY NIKE.