Though Boston is typically stereotyped as a preppy and traditional city fashion-wise, it can actually be quite the opposite. A testament to that statement is the distinctive style of Emerson students. Having a reputation for being “hipsters,” Emersonians don’t conform to specific trends, but March to the beat of their own drum, typically drawing inspiration from the likes of Tyler, the Creator and Justin O’Shea.
This week’s Fashionisto definitely embodies that hip Emerson mentality. He channels a street style, skater mentality and pulls it off flawlessly. The fashion staples he wears come together to create a cohesive look. A classic army jacket such as this one is great to throw over a sweater or button-down on those days when it’s cold, but not quite cold enough to wear a heavy coat — a great transition piece. To complement the jacket, this Fashionisto wears a pair of dark jeans, creating a nice contrast between light and dark colors.
What sets this outfit apart from the rest are the fun details within the look. Most noticeably is his Opening Ceremony cat sweater, instantly adding a sense of playfulness. Another distinctive aspect of this Fashionisto’s outfit is the presence of badges on his jacket. Adding vintage badges to any jacket, blazer or coat is a great way to really make a piece your own. Finally, the subtle color-coordination between the hat and shoelaces adds a pleasing dimension to the outfit as a whole.
Hint: Caps aren’t just for baseball anymore. Many brands are starting to manufacture eclectically printed and patterned hats. If you haven’t checked it out already, take a look at New York-based street wear and skating brand Supreme’s website for an array of colorful snapbacks. These sought after caps add an aura of cool to any outfit.