Fashion From Abroad

The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer. Your mood begins to start aligning with the decreasing amount of daylight. Your outfits begin to adopt more black. Even though it is such a classic color, sometimes it can be misconstrued as ominous. With a bit of creativity, you can brush away this preconception and create a unique monochrome outfit without looking too drab.

With the colder weather, layering will keep you warm and toasty while enhancing your ensemble. It also allows you to utilize the clothing from warmer months and makes them suitable for autumn. If you layer on different tones of the one color, it also adds dimension. This Fashionisto wears a gray hoodie, which alone may not keep him warm, so he dons a black peacoat over it. By leaving the jacket unbuttoned, people can see the layers and the interesting graphic T-shirt underneath.

Another way to spice up a monochromatic outfit is to focus on the small details.  This Fashionisto wears a tooth necklace that adds an edge to his outfit. On his fingers are rings and there is one that is in the shape of an owl. He wears a set of red prayer beads wrapped around his wrist, which flashes a bit color as he walks through the Beijing Normal University campus. I think the best part is that he breaks the black theme with a pair of brown boots. Upon closer inspection, you notice that the folded over part has a plaid pattern. His trousers are cuffed to showcase this unique pair of boots.

The darker days of autumn can cause people to opt for darker clothing, but that does not mean you have to settle for a boring outfit. Pay attention to details that can take an outfit from drab to fab.


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