There is something to be said for the evolution of style. One up-and-coming trend in both men and women’s fashion appears to be taking inspiration from Steve Urkel, the nerdy character from the hit sitcom from the ’80s and ’90s, Family Matters. No one back then would have ever guessed that his signature style would eventually become a hot fashion trend. But it has and I love it!
This Fashionisto displays the trend perfectly! All the buttons of his short-sleeved button-down have been fastened. He’s added cuffed blue chinos which, along with the understated accessories, give the look a cool minimalistic feel. He completes the look with his dark brown boat shoes. Possibly the one thing that makes this Fashionisto’s outfit work so exceptionally well is the minimalism. The look is not at all overwhelmed by unnecessary accessories. The clean lines and minimal styling keep the look cool and fashionable.
Another great thing about this trend is its versatility. This can work for both men and women and for any style whether it’s classic, preppy or hipster. So give the famous nerd’s style a shot! His legendary catchphrase may cross your mind as you button your last button : “Did I do that?” And the answer will be that yes, yes you did. And you own it.
Hint: There is definitely danger of crossing into unfashionable territory when taking style cues from Urkel, who was basically the epitome of “uncool” at the time of his creation. Keep this trend from looking too stiff by pairing your buttoned up shirt with other trendy but laid-back pieces (like this Fashionisto’s cuffed chinos).