Albert Einstein once said, “I have no special talent, I am only passionately curious.” Curiosity in my opinion is one of the most interesting aspects of human nature. It’s something that exists within all of us from our earliest childhood years, where we take it upon ourselves to explore the multitude of interesting things that the world has to offer. Whether picking flowers from a garden, or making castles out of sand, everything we do at that age is an exciting learning experience. Over time however, this innate drive for discovery becomes overwhelmed by responsibilities and priorities. The tunnel vision that's created by our fast-paced lives tends to take away from one of the most wonderful opportunities that every new day brings—the opportunity to uncover something novel. Therein lies the beauty of the field of archaeology. Driven by curiosity and a fascination for ancient civilizations, archaeologists dedicate their lives in an endless pursuit of discovery. With chisels and brushes they unearth entire cities and unravel the mysteries of the past. This week’s Fashionsita shows us how to infuse some of the adventure of an archeological site into our everyday wardrobe.
As seen on the runways of Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and Hermès, combining camel pants, a button-up blouse and a hat, makes for a classic menswear meets equestrian ensemble. This Fashionista followed the same trend profile, but added her own twist. With camel brown pants, a floppy hat, a flannel shirt and a brown satchel, one could walk onto any international excavation site and feel right at home. However what makes this Fashionista’s style unique is the choice of colors and textures that she used in her outfit to generate an incredibly urban edge that encapsulates some of this fall’s top trends. Note how she created a visible contrast simply by combining the softness of the brown hue with the boldness of the black hue. She achieved further balance in her look through the incorporation of a flannel shirt, which adds a casual dimension to an otherwise very put together outfit.
For the perfect pair of brown pants for fall, J Brand has several options including soft corduroy and a cargo-inspired pair with black leather detailing. A leather jacket is a must-have this season, especially when it comes with embellishments like this pick from NASTY GAL. The piece that truly gives this Fashionista’s ensemble an eclectic air is her hat. To pull off a similar look try this floppy fedora from Free People or this bordeaux option from G-Star RAW.
This fall wear an ensemble that looks interesting, chic and one that will leave you ready to discovery the wonders of the world. Add the excitement of excavation to your closet.