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The beginning of spring marks the time in which fashion magazines start declaring floral prints as the only acceptable clothing item to wear until the end of the season. As Miranda Priestly from The Devil Wears Prada sarcastically quips, “Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.” That said, springtime fashion trends (i.e. floral, pastels, neon), while not entirely original, are perfectly fine to wear. However, feel free to break some springtime fashion rules by not being afraid to rock dark colors even after the fall or winter. This week’s Fashionisto shows how wearing gray and black during the spring can make any outfit look unique and chic.

The combination of our Fashionisto’s long hair and oversized, slouchy beanie is reminiscent of my favorite designer, Alexander Wang’s grungy aesthetic. Like many of Wang’s designs, this week’s Fashionisto wears minimalistic, monochromic pieces such as his gray, long sleeved shirt. It should be noted that while our Fashionisto’s style is casual and simplistic, it is not boring. Instead, he exemplifies the very notion of less is more.

Our Fashionisto’s slightly flared jeans provide a 1970s rock ‘n’ roll vibe to his outfit. As the rest of his look seems to be inspired by the 1990s—or least inspired by the Red Hot Chili Pepper’s lead singer Anthony Kiedis from the 1990s—these jeans add further interest to his overall outfit. Our Fashionisto finishes off his ensemble with all-black, slip-on tennis shoes and a black messenger bag. Both accessories are cool, neutral pieces that go well with any outfit.

Hint: While it can be easy to follow trends, try thinking out of the box. Dark colors, such as black and gray, are fashionable year-round.


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