Bicycling is a huge part of the city of Richmond. With everything so close together, riding a bike is a quick, cheap and an environmentally friendly way to travel. This cycling Fashionisto shows how to stay trendy while getting around.
From a distance, his blue and white shorts may just look striped. However, upon further inspection they turn out instead to be seersucker shorts. During the summer, seersucker fabric is widely popular among Fashionistos and Fashionistas alike. The detailing of the fabric adds an extra element to the shorts that simple stripes would not have done. The Fashionisto pairs the shorts with a short-sleeve plaid button-down. These are commonly worn in the summer as a substitute for the long-sleeve button-down shirt, and it allows Fashionistos to stay cool while also achieving the button-down look. The blue, white and orange colors complement with the blue and white in the shorts. However, matching was not the goal for this outfit. Pairing the stripes with the plaid was a daring choice, but a successful one, since perfectly matching is no longer the status quo. Many people are finding that mixing different patterns in an outfit can be a creative outlet to display their personality, and it is also very fashion forward.
For accessories the Fashionisto sports a calculator watch, which is worn as much for show as they are for practicality, and he also wears a bracelet. Bracelets are no longer only acceptable on the wrists of women, but on men as well. This Fashionisto’s accessory adds a little something extra to his look, and the colors also complement his shirt and shorts. His Converses, which have been and will continue to be one of the most popular styles of shoe, are noticeably worn and are no longer pristinely white. However, this gives them the look of being his favorite shoes, adding character and individuality.
Hint: As summer winds down, don’t be afraid to try mixing different patterns. Tribal, striped, plaid, geometric, polka-dots, ombre and tie-dye are all options to experiment with. Also, try adding a necklace along with a bracelet to amp up your accessories. And don’t forget, a little dirt on your shoes never hurt anyone.