LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: Colored Western

Let's Hear it for the Boys

Fashionistas across campus have been sporting the color-blocked look for quite some time now, but it is a trend that has yet to enter the realm of Fashionistos at UT. Pinks and oranges can be seen on the same blouse, similar to designs seen on the Prada 2011 spring runway, but I still haven't seen red and blue blocked onto the same t-shirt for men. The Fashionistas on campus have tried all types of strange color combinations, but what happens when a Texan Fashionisto decides to incorporate the color-blocking trend into his wardrobe? The answer: mixed colors with a western touch.

This Fashionisto wears a mandarin Wrangler-style button-down with patches of orange through the shoulders and front pockets. The mixture of these colors calls for the begining of what I see as some serious color-blocking. Throw in some colored jeans and we've reached the ultimate level of color. He adds some neon into his outfit with his Kanye-esque shades. He continues the western touch to his look with his dark wash jeans and distressed boots. I found this Fashionisto outside of a vintage store where he was roaming for some cowboy boots, an article easy to find around Austin. I found his take on color-blocking effortless; he did not have to match separate garments to create an overall colorblocked look. Instead he was able to work with this trend by simply using one shirt and a pair of sunglasses. So listen up UT boys, the moral of the story here is that dressing like a true Fashionisto is not hard, and despite my past tips to add layers as a way of ensuring a fashionable look, one can accomplish just as tasteful a look with only a few garments, like this Fashionisto.

Hint: With enough color, one can easily wear a simple outfit that remains fashionable. Either combining interesting hues such as orange and blue or red with denim, your outfit can be quite simple yet stay fresh and not boring!

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