Sitting through my 8 a.m. class is never a walk in the park, especially after spending the whole night studying for an impossible exam. My head began to meet the desk; I looked over to my neighbor and was shifted into F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1922 American dream; the man in the beautiful shirts.
Tailored to the 1920s silhouette, this pristine Fashionisto truly embodies a character of the great novel The Great Gatsby, but you don’t have to be Leo Dicaprio to pull off this man of mystery look. The trick is to find a suitable yet comfortable suit pant, like these ready-to-wear Gatsby collection trousers inspired by the movie itself; or for a more subtle approach, try these dark hue plaid pants from Express.
Although buying suit pieces can be intimidating and possibly burn a whole through your bank account, just remember you only need one good suit in your wardrobe, and who doesn’t love a man in a suit? Pair your clean look with a fitted dress shirt from Gap. Choosing the right accents with this tailored look should come as effortlessly as Gatsby himself. Try this bold mix-match belt from J.Crew or keep it minimal with a basic black/brown pleather belt. Wear your tailored look with confidence as if walking through the streets of New York mid 1920s with a voice over from Nick Carraway.
Hint: When wearing a suit, make sure to always wear over-the-calf socks, to avoid an unpolished/hairy look.