On my way to class, these two brothers caught my attention even before I saw them. They were playing beautiful music on the streets that had me intrigued, and I was as impressed by their sound as much as what they were wearing. These two Fashionistos are a lover of maroon and had a very olden day, English workermen vibe to their outfits.
Starting from head to toe, the Fashionisto on the left wears a flat cap that would do all grandpas out there proud, a maroon knitted hooded cardigan, maroon skinny jeans and Vans sneakers in, you guessed it, maroon! His outfit works exceptionally well, setting the trend for monochromatic outfits. This is a worldwide trend as designers’ collections on the runways are often built within the singular color as an inspiration. Recent examples of this are Gucci spring 2013 menswear and Matthew Miller s/s 2014.
In contrast to his brother, the Fashionisto on the right adds more color in his outfit, finding haven in traditional colors of blue, grey and brown. This Fashionisto rocks a more casual look, wearing a plain grey jumper, ripped blue denim jeans, brown lace-up boots and a cute maroon beanie that matches his brother’s outfit. What I love about the two outfits is the finger-less gloves that offer a rustic musician feel.
Hint: For all those daring enough to try a monochromatic outfit, I applaud you. To make an outfit work with just the one color, play around with a variety of different textures, prints and patterns like this Fashionisto has done with his woolly cardigan and crisp jeans.