I personally find a great deal of inspiration in reading quotes from designers, writers, artists and the like. A particular favorite of mine is a quote by designer Marc Jacobs: “To me, clothing is a form of self-expression – there are hints about who you are in what you wear.” I think many of you can easily relate his statement to your own life, as the way you dress yourself is a basic way of showing your unique personality.
This Fashionisto’s ensemble is a perfect example of Marc Jacobs’ quote being brought to life. As soon as I saw his outfit I could sense his friendly and extroverted personality, something I quickly confirmed as I began to converse with him.
One of the first things that caught my eye was his jacket (similar). He told me he discovered this Ralph Lauren piece while thrift shopping and, in my opinion, he struck gold. His Southwestern-inspired pattern is far from boring, and is an incredible feature of his outfit that truly lets his individuality shine through.
Because his jacket has a vivid look, this Fashionisto chose additional pairings that are more low-key, like a basic navy T-shirt and maroon-colored chinos combined with a classic Fossil watch and pair of Johnston & Murphy suede Oxford shoes.
Of course, his hat with distinctive backwards lettering (similar) was the other item that instantly caught my eye. VonZipper is its brand (a subsidiary of the Australian surfing company Billabong), whose website states its message is “a positive manifesto to the alternative mindset, where it is your God given right to scream your individuality at the top of your lungs.” If this philosophy doesn’t go along brilliantly with Mr. Jacobs’ quote, I don’t know what does! I encourage you to follow this Fashionisto’s lead this spring and don’t be afraid to display confidently the one and only you through what you choose to wear.
Hint: If you prefer a similar look that is not so bold, simply replace the patterned jacket with other Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply Collection outerwear like this rustic cardigan or military-inspired field jacket.