Wind in my hair, sand on my feet. Generally, along with hot weather, comes muggy storm weather. This week’s Fashionisto came prepared for the wind with his casual letterman jacket, paired with crisp black chino shorts.
The Fashionisto chose to keep his outfit simple by using black and dark blue as his color scheme, while adding a pop of color by wearing a pair of brown leather half cab Vans shoes. He properly tested the age old theory that black and brown cannot be paired together and he clearly proved it wrong. By doing so, he allows himself to give off a laid back and casual vibe rather than overwhelming viewers with colors and patterns.
Although this outfit is preppy and clean, it also has hints of a workman look. The leather shoes give the outfit a slight rustic feel along with the steel belt buckle. This shows that the Fashionisto, while preppy, also has many other interests and hobbies and enjoys putting hints of his pastimes into his daily outfits.
In order to please Stacey and Clinton from What Not To Wear, it is stated that every outfit should include color, texture, pattern and shine. The Fashionisto adds both color and texture with his leather shoes and completes the shine portion with his belt buckle. However, to add some pattern try switching out the plain grandad T-shirt for a shirt with stripes. This allows the outfit to really pop.
When in doubt, play it safe with a clean, streamlined look, much like this week’s Fashionisto. His outfit is comfortable, and is easily interchangeable with other garments.
Hint: Although the color, texture, pattern and shine theory is not applicable to every outfit, it is a great place to start when trying on clothes. It allows Fashionistos and Fashionistas to have well rounded and variable outfits.