A former Western Illinois University student came back for a visit after spending the past two semesters at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Luckily, our spring breaks do not run simultaneously and we get to see how his style and life have evolved within the past year. This Fashionisto shared with me how much more comfortable he feels expressing who he is in the Big Apple. Being an intern for the former Project Runway contestant, Viktor Luna, this helped him discover new colors, textures and prints to bring into his wardrobe.
A once self-described minimalist, he has stepped, or should I say leapt, out of his box into a world of color. He pays more attention and is open to trends not yet accepted by the Midwest. A huge trend for both men and women right now are cuffed pants. Rolling up your jeans to expose a little ankle or a great pair of socks is very fashionable. This look is prefect for all of you wanting to show off that new spring shoe you are dying for everybody to see. If you want to sport a pair of socks, don’t be afraid to wear a pair that are bold and attention grabbing. These color blocked tube socks are the perfect statement piece for any day of the week.
The outfit’s complementary color scheme is sure to turn heads and impress passersby. However, this look can easily start to look elementary if you are not careful. To keep the ensemble structured and put together, he chose to wear a tailored navy blazer over a fresh, bright blue shirt. Choosing a colored button-up rather than a white one can show you are more adventurous, and it helps play down the formality of any blazer. He topped off his look with a silver bow tie, which gives him a little extra spunk.