Justin Timberlake’s 2013 hit “Suit and Tie” has made us all want to rock the classic look. In fact, I was just recently at a wedding where I saw a girl clad in an outfit a la Justin Timberlake. While that particular look is not always fit for every occasion in the day, there are ways to achieve an elegant look for the mundane. When I ran into this Fashionisto, I was impressed by his sharp image and loved the preppy influence in his outfit.
This Fashionisto exudes a preppy yet elegant look by combining interesting colors and classic menswear items in a unique way. Instead of opting for chinos, he sports a pair of dark khaki jeans which he cuffs at the bottom. This exposed ankle look updates the seemingly classic look and transforms it into a modern 2013 one. His lightly printed button-down adds an additional pop of color without overwhelming the passing pedestrian. The light weight fabric of his shirt dresses down the look for a summer day, and yet his blazer elevates his outfit to a level of elegance. The Fashionisto’s navy blazer is not like any regular blazer; The white piping throughout the entire blazer catches one’s eye and sets the jacket apart. His entire look seems to be inspired by the typical ivy league student persona, however this Fashionisto adds an edgy twist to his entire ensemble and updates several classic items. His navy blue oxfords match his blazer while the soles perfectly match the khaki shade of his twill pants.
This Fashionisto does not stop at just dressing well—his hairstyle also combines elegance with edginess. While the sides are shaved down, he keeps a certain length at the top and brushes it toward one side, and maintains a certain height. This hairstyle effectively adds a subtle touch of edginess and yet exudes a polished look.
Hint: Combine the edgy with the classic to give the old an updated look. Take classic looks and refurbish them by adding a new twist—wear a pair of fitted chino pants with a chambray button-down or wear a blazer with a pair of colored jeans.