It is not uncommon to see a Fashionista or Fashionisto in all black, especially at a fashion focused event such as the UT annual fashion show. On the contrary, it is uncommon to see a Fashionisto or even a Fashionista not clad in a monochromatic palette. I often find myself dressed in all black with a contrasting shoe, but seldom do I ever sport bottoms and a top that are the same hue despite gravitating towards monochromatic blazer-and-trouser combinations at stores such as Zara. When I found this Fashionisto, I instantly thought of Stella McCartney’s 2013 resort lookbook where she had head-to-toe outfits that featured different hues of yellows and pinks. Although this Fashionisto does not have any articles of clothing in these colors, he only wears different hues of blues.
The Fashionisto’s blue look stands out amongst the brown and beige architecture of UT and complements the burnt orange accents that cant be found around newspaper stands and banners throughout the university. His Duke blue trousers are the right fit — not too tight around the calves and fall right at the ankle. This shade of blue is great for the spring season and this trouser offers a fashionable alternative to blue jeans. The navy blue checkered button-down gives an allusion of a lighter blue when spotted from afar, but up close the white-and-blue alternating squares stand out. This Fashionisto evokes a James Dean look with his dark indigo denim jacket. He contrasts his look with dark brown combat boots and a pair of black Ray-Ban Wayfarers. He also breaks up his blue monochromatic look with a brown belt. This Fashionisto does not forget to accessorize as he sports a gray weekender bag, presenting a makeshift backpack instead.
Hint: Try sporting a monochromatic look. Pick your favorite color and try to match a top and bottom, utilizing garments of a similar hue. You can even do this with denim! Denim on denim is always a simple monochromatic option!