It’s safe to say that most of us Fashionistas/os are self-proclaimed ‘80s and ‘90s kids. We love classic cartoons, chunky headphones and any boy band that can dance. And when it comes to fashion, we love to pile on our washed-out denim. Now more than ever, using the acid-washed trend is a perfect way to accessorize your summer wardrobe.
A vest, by nature, is an accessory. It’s the ideal piece to add to your outfit for a finished touch. One gloomy June morning on campus, I spotted this Fashionisto who took a classic cut-off vest to an acid-washed level. With an undeniable swagger about him and a script in hand, I quickly found out that this Fashionisto is an actor, and one who obviously personifies the rugged attitude of bleached-stained vest like this. The great part about this type of vest is that it’s inherently versatile. It can keep an outfit simple, dress down something bold, or even work as a statement with neutrals.
This Fashionisto decided to make the acid wash pop with a pair of colored skinny jeans, perfect for the sweltering months. He added on a pair of classic Chuck Taylor sneakers and some suave readers, all of which make you focus on his wild acid-toned torso for a perfect daytime look. All the while, the heavy wash makes the piece edgy lightweight and easy to slip into.
During the summer months, this aesthetic is a go-to because it instantly provides a care-free vibe for you channel your inner Lana Del Rey or Devendra Banhart. To crank it up a notch, integrate acid-tones into your every-day shoes or a backpack for the summer semester. If you’re really daring, take all your old denim pieces and vamp them up by DIY and destroying them to cater to your own tastes. Regardless of what way you decide to wear it, the acid-toned look will be the one mean of accessorizing that will never want to tone out.
Spotted: Phillip Lim set the acid tone last spring in a gradient-filled collection. It just goes to show that the more washed out an ensemble is this summer, the better.