The 90s are making a comeback in the world of runway fashion. Don’t worry, fanny packs and bowl cuts are still safely buried in the past, but denim has risen from the grave and made its way onto the catwalk. Calvin Klein, Ermano Scervino and Vivienne Westwood have all included denim pieces in their most recent shows. Just remember: Denim—like everything else in this world—is best in moderation, as this Fashionisto demonstrates.
When incorporating runway looks into your own ensembles, feel free to get creative. Anyone can throw on a pair of blue jeans and claim he’s following Milan Fashion Week trends, but where’s the fun in that? Mix things up and pair a denim button-down with some neutral corduroys or khakis, like this Fashionisto. If you are feeling even more adventurous, throw on a light chambray shirt and a pair of brightly colored chinos.
Be sure to give your outfit a personal touch with some smaller details, too. Flashy watches, bold belt buckles and silly socks—like the Superman socks on this Fashionisto—are all excellent ways to do this. Being trendy should never keep you from being yourself.
Never be afraid to mix textures, either. This Fashionisto is wearing denim, cotton and leather, and it works brilliantly. Of course, the same rules of moderation apply to texture as well. Some oxfords in a deep brown leather or rich suede are perfect if you want to add some variety to your look without turning it into a hodgepodge of materials.
Hint: Being trendy doesn’t have to mean being extreme or spending hundreds of dollars. This Fashionisto’s outfit is relevant to the runway, yes, but it’s also simple, comfortable and, most importantly, class-appropriate.