There is nothing like breaking out the newest additions to your wardrobe. Many Fashionistos and Fashionistas will save up for one item for an extended period, building up the excitement of finally getting to wear it for the first time. When you look forward to the first day you can don an item, you want to ensure that you make the most of it.
This Fashionisto chose to showcase his new pair of boots in a very effective manner: contrasting them with older and more distressed clothing. He wanted to guarantee that the rest of his outfit would not detract from his brand new camouflage Dr. Martens boots. The best way to do that is to put the crispness of the boots into perspective with slouchier, more worn clothing throughout the rest of his outfit.
Light wash jeans with apparent wear and tear are a perfect choice for exhibiting his new boots since the jeans appear old and used, taking the boots’ “fresh off of the shelf” look to a different level. If this Fashionisto were wearing freshly bought jeans on top of these boots, the luster of the new items would diminish.
Nothing says summer more than a white T-shirt. Living in Minnesota, this Fashionisto has prepared for chilly and/or buggy nights by choosing to wear a longsleeve. His T-shirt, much like the jeans, is distressed to look aged so that the boots stay looking young and unscathed. The fact that the boots are the only item in his outfit without fades, creases, or rips encourages that attention be brought to his feet.
Hint: Perspective is a powerful tool in your outfit. If you want to show off an eccentric print, pair that item with more subtle pieces. Wear a vintage jacket with new pants or shoes in order to stress the age of the item. Opposites are your friend and will spice up any outfit.