Art and fashion have always gone hand-in-hand, and many great artists have inspired designers and visa versa. Part of what makes artists, from greats like Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso and Jeff Koons, to art school students with paint-splattered jeans, so stylish are their great aesthetic visions and nonchalance. They usually do not follow trends (although they may start them) usually opting for a more laid back and classic style. To dress like an artist ignore trends and follow the beat of your own drum. Allow your creativity to come out and dress according to your mood, but remember an artist never tries too hard, so keep it simple. I saw this Fashionisto walking out of the Francis Lehman Loeb Art Center on campus, dressed as if he had just come from an art gallery opening in Chelsea. This Fashionisto seemed to take his style inspiration from the artists he studies as an Art History Major.
In the past acid wash may have been considered a fashion don’t but this Fashionisto makes acid wash look good with a classic button-down. His denim shirt is splattered with bleach, giving it an artsy and quirky edge and adding a special touch to his classic look. For a similar, and just as special, acid wash denim shirt try this one from Denim Refinery. For those artistic minds that love to customize their clothing, you can send your old jeans and jackets to Denim Refinery and they will “refine (and redefine) your denim.” You can ask for a simple acid wash dip or you can ask to have words or even a picture painted on to your favorite denim jacket. This is the perfect present for the artist inside you, so give yourself (and your jeans) this special treatment.
The Fashionisto wears a green khaki parka over his acid wash shirt, as if ready to whether the spring showers in Paris or London. To get a stylish yet simple utility jacket like this try this Massimo Alba hooded parka from Barneys New York, or this Selected parka jacket from ASOS. Add a pair of black skinny jeans that fit perfectly like this Fashionisto and a pair of western inspired suede boots like these from John Varvatos or these from Allsaints. All sight-impaired artists seem to wear the most stylish glasses, and this Fashionisto does not disappoint. Top off your gallery-appropriate look with a pair of thick-rimmed glasses like these from Paul Smith. So ladies and gents next time you go to a gallery opening or museum find the artist inside you, and paint the town red in a simple yet creative outfit.