Girls love their accessories. Think about it — we have earrings, bracelets, bangles, scarves, pendants, purses, clutches, sunglasses, headbands, fedoras, mittens and, yes, even ear cuffs! We love accessories so much in fact, that there are stores dedicated entirely to accessories. I think it’s about time the men in this world recognize the value of an accessory, or three. After all, accessories make an outfit and add a little fun to your daily life.
This week, I found a Fashionisto who appreciated the importance of a well-chosen accessory. Actually, he found me. This Fashionisto approached me to talk about a website which helps sponsor children across the world. Knowing he was representing a company and would have to approach complete strangers, this Fashionisto dressed in a way that reflected his reliability and the integrity of the organization itself. He keeps it simple with a pair of blue jeans and a professional gray peacoat from Michael Kors. But, what really set his outfit apart are the accessories.
This Fashionisto is sporting a pair of timeless solid black Ray-Bans. Sunglasses are essential and by choosing this particular pair, he keeps the look fresh. But, let’s not stop there! This Fashionisto is subtly wearing a unique plaid scarf under his jacket, and a not-so-subtle red and black patterned hat with ear flaps from H&M. These accessories play off each other well and serve a common purpose, staying warm. Here in Colorado, staying warm and fashionable is a must, and accessories are the best way to accomplish both. He does a great job of balancing fashion and function by choosing a stylish hat and scarf.
It’s nice to see a man who can accessorize because the little details make fashion fun. However, it can be easy to get a little too excited when accessorizing, but this Fashionisto finds a perfect balance.
Hint: If you want to branch out with your accessories, but are worried about looking foolish, remember that there are several classic pieces to choose from. Try a modern watch, like this one from Kenneth Cole. A pair of sunglasses from Oakley are always a safe bet too!