I love it when trends from my childhood make a comeback. Hightops had their revival, high-waisted shorts finally reemerged and some flexible flats look like the offspring of jelly sandals. When I spotted this Fashionisto gliding around on his scooter, I couldn't help but fondly remember it as the toy everyone wanted, but no one ever really used once it was obtained. Oh well. We were having fun anyway.
The same goes with fashion; especially with those outfits that hearken back to the gold ole days. What's great is that this Fashionisto's ensemble is decidedly youthful even in its casually suave presentation. A light-colored V-neck sweater looks especially sharp with a pop of color underneath. Here purple is the flavor of choice, but even hues like pink can look equally jovial and bold. This is a great way to rework a polo shirt, a style which has come under fire lately for being indicative of jock/frat boy culture.
Is the footwear reminiscent of blue suede shoes? They're nostalgic, but not quite a part of our generation's childhood — and I think Elvis' kicks were a bit more stiff than these. I always get a little nervous when paring blue jeans with blue shoes, but these comfortable loafers are just the right hue. The key is not to match them exactly to the color of the jeans.
I absolutely love this flat brim hat. For one, it's a swag hollar to the “street” of old, but it's unique green color has made it more of a trademark for this Fashionisto. As I alluded to in my earlier post on bro-ifying your style, it's totally legit to dress down a nice ensemble with a casual statement of self-expression, a lá the flat brim.
Hint: Pick one nostalgic accessory or item of clothing and work around it. You don't want to clutter up your outfit or be mistaken as a high schooler because you're wearing too many youthful icons.