The Sorry to Bother You star has fall style on lock.
The first half of September is when temperatures are still bouncing between warm and cool, making for that awkward changeover between summer and fall. After months of dressing for sweltering heat, you might be a little rusty when it comes to putting together a spot-on transitional look. Fear not: acclaimed actor and loveable weirdo Lakeith Stanfield is here to show you how the perfect summer-to-fall look that’s chock-full of rule breaking style and weather appropriate vibes.
A good fall fit skews cozy and layered—something that’s versatile and will keep you comfortable during chilly mornings and crisp evenings. Sure, a jacket and jeans will probably do the trick, but in today’s wild menswear times you might as well swing for the fences. Take a play out of Stanfield’s book and pull some inspiration from what he wore at Coach’s NYFW presentation earlier this week. To set things off, the actor donned one hell of a shearling flight jacket that mixes glossy black leather with fluffy brown lining. On paper, it’s a combination of textures and colors that sounds like it shouldn’t work together but…it totally does. Stanfield paired this delightful jacket with cropped black leather pants and a perfect-fitting white tee. Simple and to the point. But the accessories here are what really sets this look off: a navy blue beanie to add even more contrast against the black and brown, a chunky gold chain to liven up the plain T-shirt, and sky blue socks paired with white-leather-black-soled shoes. Stanfield is out here breaking the cardinal of never mixing black with brown or navy, doing so while wearing leather pants—and looking like an absolute legend for it.
It may be a little early for a shearling-lined jacket, but fashion week, baby! And if wearing leather pants is a little too much of a swerve for you, split the difference and go with a pair of loose-fitting trousers instead. The important thing here is to pair a simple tee with an unexpected pant or jacket, and then round out the outfit with just the right accessories. Here’s how to get the look: