Chicago winds are no joke; just one blow will pierce through you — right down to your soul! It’s all too easy to let the cold force you to wear simple, boring clothes, but not this Fashionisto! Although we haven’t quite experienced any nose numbing temperatures, the rates are plummeting and the unique keep fighting.
Summer’s finale is among us because this was the first day of the fall semester that prompted students to drink warm drinks. Most wore dark or neutral colors like black, brown or gray, but not this Fashionisto! I first caught a glimpse of this electric blue sweatshirt and hat ensemble as it dashed out of class. His crisp-colored Hornets basketball pullover makes the outfit simple, but nowhere near boring. He paired it with a similar colored grape printed hat, neatly cuffed pants, Sperry Top-Siders and a backpack personalized with pins, all of which were individual, but not ridiculous.
Hint: Be bold, not obnoxious. This Fashionisto’s color combination isn’t distracting. It’s refreshing. Find a balance between your chosen colors and break them up with a solid colored bottom to avoid looking like a walking Crayola crayon! If you’re going to dress on the brighter side as the weather changes, make sure to stay within the same color family. For example, this Fashionisto doesn’t look overwhelming because blue and purple are akin to each other in the same way reds, oranges and yellows make up their own color family. Be careful not to confuse “vibrant” with “unnecessary,” but don’t be afraid to work with a variety of shades and hues in the colder months. After all, freelance journalist Joshua Foer once stated, “What makes things memorable is that they are meaningful, significant, colorful.”