Once again, limited to a small shopping mall in Canton, I faced the daunting task of finding a Fashionisto without being sidetracked by buying yet another item of clothing that I don’t need (but really though, can one ever have enough clothes?). Luckily, before I did just that this Fashionisto stood out to me like a neon sign.
That simile can be taken literally. The contrast of dark colors and bright shoes, watch and T-shirt graphic caught my eye. New to the Cleveland area and not fond of sports, I remember getting glares whenever I asked who LeBron James is and why people think he’s so important. Considering that I’ve seen him referred to as “King James” on various websites, I’ve come to learn that he is indeed a large part of Cleveland culture even though he no longer is a Cavalier. If my Fashionisto didn’t know that I was completey clueless about basketball before, I definitely made it known when I asked him, “So, does Lebron play for the New York Knicks?” citing the blue and orange colors of his Nikes. Despite my Fashionisto not being able to answer my question, I later did my research (which mostly consisted of asking countless people on Facebook). The sneakers in the LeBron X Nike collection aren’t limited to just team colors but come in practically every color combination, making them appealing to sports fanatics and fashion fiends alike!
I found this Fashionisto’s bicycle chain necklace masculine yet quirky. A quality I look for in most men’s jewelry is versatility. Considering that most guys wear one piece of jewelry for months at a time, it’s always important that the jewelry works with multiple outfits.
Our Fashionisto did his matching in a way that looked fashion savvy, not tacky. Despite his shirt having a graphic with multiple colors and his sneakers having two colors, he only chose one color to showcase and made that his focus.
As this Fashionisto demonstrates, matching your shirt to your shoes and watch isn’t always a recipe for disaster. When done with accessories and multiple colors, it can be done. I suggest that when you do this though, instead of trying to match with the overall color of a shirt, aim for a color from the graphic. A piece from the enjoi clothing line that would work well to demonstrate my fashion advice is the Social Status tank top, found here. The color one would focus on here is the green. Pair it with a green multi-function watch and similar-colored sneakers, and you’re ready to go.
Hint: Another trend that I have been noticing and am completely crazy for is the broadening color palette of guys’ footwear. No color is off limits when it comes to men’s footwear. So go grab those mint green LeBron X Nikes you’ve had your eye on. The time is now!