LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: It’s A Gray Area

Let's Hear it for the Boys

I like to think of every outfit as a book. Each piece of clothing is like a different page that describes the person wearing them and when they are all combined, form a unique story about that person. As fashion is a medium through which many of us use to express ourselves, it is common that our personality has authority over our style. As soon as I spotted this Fashionisto, I knew that we had similar personalities: laid back and calm with a serious fashion sense. Through his classy monochromatic style, this Fashionisto truly expressed his personality.

This Fashionisto’s monochromatic style consists of an array of different shades of gray. He pairs black Zara jeans with a light gray J.Crew sweater to create the perfect contrast of shades. To accessorize, he continues with the “different shades of gray” trend by finishing off his ensemble with two-toned Armani Exchange blazer. This two-toned piece is an unconventional way to continue with the monochromatic trend. Without having to add on too many pieces, this unique blazer allows for more diversity in the hues of his outfit.

The subtlety of his accessorizing is what mesmerized me about this Fashionisto’s outfit. By simply adding a gray Emporio Armani patterned scarf, this Fashionisto was able to spruce up his outfit without breaking monochromatic gray trend of the rest of his outfit. He told me that this scarf is one of his favorite accessories as it works into his monochromatic style perfectly, but it is also so versatile that it allows him to wear it with many of his winter outfits.

So let your personality shine by expressing it through your clothing; your fashion is a book and it is just waiting to be read!

Hint: The key to putting together the perfect monochromatic style is keeping the amount of pieces to a minimum. Just like this Fashionisto, keep it simple with solid-colored basic pieces. To incorporate in some extra style, finish off the look with one or two unique accessories.

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