Five easy ways toElevate your outdoor styleDavid breaks it down...
1 Consider a sport coat“Sport coat in the country? You’re skeptical? Think of it as a cotton jacket. You don’t have to be delicate with it—you can throw it in the lake. It goes with everything you own, and you can wear it every day. This makes your life unquestionably easier and more elegant.”
2 Close relatives get along“Tonal dressing applies to city clothes too, and if you’re in the olive-colored zone, it’s a good place to be. Chinos and a similarly colored like-minded jacket don’t need to match exactly—they can be friendly relations. This is true for most agreeable color families like navy and brown and khaki.”
3 Khaki is your friend“People have been wearing khaki for a long time, and that should tell you something. It’s flattering and easy to wear, and so are khaki alternatives like olive and brown.”
4 Personalize your accessories“I wear old military belts with chinos and bandanas in the pockets of my sport coats. These are low-key ways to express yourself that don’t take much effort, and if they get noticed then everybody wins.”
5 A little effort goes a long way“This is country dressing, so you’re not expected to break out a pinstriped suit. But adding something thoughtful and interesting is good. Do you have a lucky straw hat? A wildflower for your buttonhole? Some espadrilles in a daring shade? It’s the right time to raise the bar just enough.”