October is nearly over, which surely means that the next few months are going to be a flash in the pan. With the lead up to the holiday season before Thanksgiving and then the ultimate crescendo of New Years Eve, remembering the past year while we celebrate the arrival of the new. Plenty of brands have focused in on this concept, combining elements of the past with more modern concepts, creating something new that still feels classic and familiar. CAT Footwear decided to utilize this tasteful fusion in their Dapper Dudes collection for AW17, with preppy heritage that is reimagined in new silhouettes and constructions. The stunning shoes featured in this post are the Sawyer by CAT Footwear, an oxford style shoe featuring unique lace eyelets that allow you to get creative with how you tie your shoes.
To mirror the motif set forth by my footwear, I decided to pair some new age style pieces with some old-school fabrics for that contemporary classic look; the shoes allotted me the opportunity to have some fun with a tonal look, combining varying hues of khaki and brown. An updated hooded bomber in classic military twill, a raglan style sweater thats french-ribbed, and slim-fit trousers in a not-so stuffy tweed. The key to tonal looks is not overthinking the combinations and letting the hues build off one another, pairing things that would normally go together, just in similar shades. For particularly layered looks, I suggest having a flow of saturation from darker to lighter, from bottom layer to the top.
Tonal looks have been all the rage in 2016, so lets see if we can't take CAT Footwear's cue and welcome this trend into 2017 with us. I'd like to thank CAT for being such an innovative and awesome brand and for providing me the opportunity to model the Sawyer shoe for them this season! Let me know you think below and be sure to share your tonal looks, and as always...
Be Dapper, Be Different.