Let's Hear it for the Boys

As summer continues, I flock to the summer sales in Europe as my excuse to avoid the heat wave. Huge red sale signs on the windows of each store seem to stare at me as they call out, “Get it while it’s hot!” And to justify my purchases as August has begun, is the fact all the items I buy are on sale. I would be lying if I said buying new additions to my wardrobe on sale wasn’t a great feeling…

In the hottest days of summer arise in my last days here in Finland, I found myself in the mood for finding a Fashionisto who exerted my hot summer feel. Flaming reds seemed to be quite fitting for this week’s post as I unexpectedly saw this not-so-subtle ensemble cross the corner of my eye.

This week’s Fashionisto sported a bold, red hot look. He wore a chambray button-down paired with cuffed shorts, white Converse sneakers and a brown leather watch. A monochromatic look in such a bright color was the perfect way to keep the color palette of the ensemble simple and to still manage in making that bold statement.

Monochromatic looks in vitamin colors such as a hot red are a way of making a look fun without having to do much with supplementing the look. As his monochromatic ensemble was already very eye-catching, this Fashionisto made the right decision in keeping his shoes and watch simple and neutral to avoid clash of focus in his outfit. The best secret to keeping a look balanced is to choose one bold piece and keeping the rest of one’s look simple.

Hint: To create a look similar to this red hot ensemble, a button-down like this one from Urban Outfitters is is the perfect way to look more dressy in an all-red number.


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