Well, just as I suspected, Tampa is getting hotter by the day and is showing no signs of cooling down anytime soon. What is surprising, though, is that guys are still doing their best to dress well in this heat! Today’s Fashionisto is one of those surprises.
As I was walking around the University of Tampa campus, I couldn’t help but notice this outfit from far away. His colorful T-shirt with a white background was so bright there was no way that you could miss it. I had actually seen this T-shirt at Forever 21 and almost picked it up myself. As an artist, I loved its almost painted-on look and ombré design. Ombré is a huge trend for girls’ hair but it’s also a fun look for guys’ clothes! This is such a great top because it takes an ordinary white t-shirt and makes it fun. Pops of color are perfect for summer, especially these warm ones that mimic a sunset.
I have to give Forever 21 a lot of credit. They’ve really stepped it up in the past few years in terms of both merchandise quality and store aesthetics. Forever 21 isn’t my usual shopping spot but this summer I’ve really capitalized on their upgrades. I’ve picked up some great short sleeve button-downs that go with an array of things in my closet. Everyone loves Forever 21 because the clothes are both cute and affordable. It’s a win-win.
With such a bright top, this Fashionisto went with some dark skinny jeans and some casual black Vans to make a great contrasting bottom half to his outfit. The shoes make this look casual and great for class.
Hint: Embrace ombré! It’s a trend that’s here to stay. Try a shirt like his or look for another article of clothing to experiment. Tops, shorts and even shoes are using ombré color these days. The dark-to-light look is both an eye-catcher and a way to show that you’re up-to-date on the current trends.