Let's Hear it for the Boys

The most challenging part to styling any outfit is accessorizing it. Most accessories have short life spans and turn into past fads within a few months. The trick is to invest in accessories that are timeless and can fit in with any season. This Fashionisto nails this concept and pulls together a rugged yet preppy outfit with a classic set of accessories: Clark Desert boots, a tribal printed Timex watch and bold black glasses. The pieces of his outfit revolve around the laid back feel of his plaid shirt, and his simple accessories fortify his button-down’s presence.

This Fashionisto gains extra points in my book by picking the perfect pair of blue jeans to accentuate the forest green color of his button-down. Plaid shirts are seen all over campus, but what sets one plaid shirt from the other is if the pants are the right shade. This Fashionisto contrasts the warm tones in his button-down with a slightly faded jean. Finding the right balance between warm vs. cool tones will always create a visually appealing outfit.

My opinion of what “stylish” means comes down to having the ability to coordinate pieces according to colors or textures, and finishing it off with accessories that will add more depth to it. This Fashionisto fully understands what it means to be stylish, and does so in a minimalist perspective—my personal favorite design.

Hint: The power of his outfit is the way that he accessorizes it. In order to create a cohesive outfit, pick what piece you want to draw the most attention and coordinate accordingly.


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