With the fall semester just around the corner and internships coming to an end, your clothes can emulate your enthusiasm and excitement. A casual zing to a formal outfit has its own charm and adds a “coolness” to an ensemble. This is especially true when you are putting together a vintage look for the day. It goes without saying that it’s definitely a great idea to channel the past for style inspiration. And above all, dark and dull shades are undoubtedly parallel to the bright and peppy colors we might be seeing this fall.
I spotted this Fashionisto casually strolling around campus and listening to his favorite tracks. His ensemble has a classic, formal yet a trendy old-school flare. The way he has put together a palette of muted solid colors is what makes his look classic and formal.
Men’s fashion this spring was all about keeping suits and dress shirts simple with solid colors but spicing up the entire look with a patterned piece. This Fashionisto not just nails that classic solemn look with his efficient messenger bag but also enumerates a casual style by carrying it with an attitude. His tattoo and spiked hair also add to this cool attitude that he carries.
The combination of his navy blue suede lace-up oxford shoes with a horse brown belt from Gap and his brown bag scores a ten out of ten for a vintage color palette and putting a fresh spin on the style. His army green button-down from Tommy Hilfiger and plain caramel brown corduroy pants are perfect for a busy schedule and undoubtedly gives the vintage look a kick.
A pair of brogues, framed glasses, a waistcoat or a big dial watch could be a great alternative to complete this look. One of my favorite things about wearing a vintage item is that it is not easy to replicate. By combining old and new pieces, you get to create an outfit and style that is of your own.
Spotted: Rogan’s fall 2013 ready-to-wear collection displays a vintage color palette on formal looks with a hint of casual styles.