FASHION FROM ABROAD: Worn and Rusted

Fashion From Abroad

In the midst of Paris Fashion Week, the streets of this bustling french city are compounded with trends which can be a dizzy to keep up with.  It’s hard to know how to combine the best pieces to be chic and avoid looking like you’re trying too hard to be fashion forward.  Depending on your personality it may feel totally fine to embrace an assortment of bold statement pieces all at once to express your sense of fashion.  However, for more modest Fashionistas, you may feel more comfortable adorning a fur coat with neutral pants, or a large statement necklace with a solid sheer blouse.

In men’s fashion it seems to get ever more difficult to take on accessories without threatening one’s masculinity or misbalancing the outfit’s “feng shui.”  Again, it seems to come down to your own personality and whether a style piece is something that reflects your character.  If you’re not extroverted person, you may feel out of place wearing a fur hat that could draw a lot of attention to you. Something more subtle like a burgundy infinity scarf is a great accessory for people that want to incorporate this season’s trends while maintaining their own comfort level of apparel.

Our Fashionisto, Zybartas Ciurlys, was spotted outside the Paul Smith fashion show in Paris during Men’s Fashion Week. As the Editor in Chief of March & Fight magazine, Zybartas is definitely in the loop in regards to looking sharp on the Parisian streets. He can easily combine earthy tones and boxy shapes to create a powerful alchemy of apparel. A solid color peacoat is an easy fix to any outfit because it provides a sophisticated to edge to any combination. Zybartas doesn’t stop at his torso–he makes sure he is up to par down to his toes by dressing them in patterns that just barely catch the eye. The polka-dot pattern against the burgundy sock contrasts the rust colored denim while complimenting the brown scarf and navy sweater.  Not to mention his fantastic vintage messenger bag, which can be converted to a type of clutch.

Spotted: The Paul Smith 2013 Men’s Collection featured various knits and peacoats in various patterns.  We see hints of this in Fashionisto Zybartas’ color-blocking and square cut coat.

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