LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: Let’s Stay Neutral

Let's Hear it for the Boys

I always found it intriguing that fashion trends revolve around one’s surroundings. In the winter, black is the color of preference; in spring, pastels and floral patterns reign supreme. It comes down to the psychology of colors—the way one feels dictates how one decides to dress. The icy chills in January are accompanied with “winter woes,” which affect the season’s trends. To name a few examples, designers like Burberry and Viktor & Rolf have black and gray hues dominating their winter collections.

This Fashionisto embodied winter’s preferred color palette, neutral, with splashes of brown and black that make for a bold ensemble. He is keeping warm with his black Calvin Klein puff jacket, and adding style with his John Varvatos shoes. I’ll admit that I had never heard of the name John Varvatos until then. It made me feel especially guilty when I googled him and on the “People also search for” section, designers like Tom Ford, Roberto Cavalli and Michael Kors were listed. Upon research, I discovered that John Varvato’s affinity for rock ‘n’ roll is projected in the pieces he sells, which explains the edginess of this Fashionisto’s boots.

What any popular menswear designer will agree on is the importance of being well-groomed. This Fashionisto fits this description with his timeless and casual look. What I love most about his outfit is how he styled a common fashion trend with a distinctive pair of boots.

Hint: In order to dress up neutral tones, look for elements that will give it a bit more personality. Adding a black peacoat or even a wool tie can be those finishing touches on your next neutral-colored outfit.

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