Winter’s coming early (or right on time?) this year; unless you’re in LA and had to spend Thanksgiving in 94-degree heat, then maybe summer’s abrew. Either way, cold weather can be imminent where you live or where you may choose to spend your holiday. I teamed up with UK it-brand River Island that’s making a strong headway here in the states to showcase some of my favorite men’s styles from their fall/holiday line-up. If you’re looking for a reliable and versatile-for-any-style (no rhyme intended) jacket, this nylon faux-fur fully lined parka with a split-zipped hood has you covered. Literally — from head to knee-cap. And the best part? It’s super affordable at $250 (on sale from $300). It’s a fantastic piece for layering with a casual outfit or even a suit (you know how tricky those types of jackets can be). I kept it casual here with one of their plaid shirts (with and without the hood here) on top of a simple turtleneck. I gave it a bit more character by throwing on a single pendant necklace (this one’s nice) on top of the sweater and unbuttoning the shirt to let it show. It’s a good way to keep warm without having to throw on another cold weather accessory like a scarf. There are so many layers happening — especially with the faux-fur lining — that simplicity needs to remain key, while still keeping you warm.
In partnership with River Island. All thoughts expressed herein are my own.