Celebrities are often stalked by paparazzi and photographed whether they like it or not. These photos are always interesting to see because they show how celebrities actually dress in real life rather than in the movies. I was fortunate enough to have my own paparazzi moment this week as I caught up with this Fashionisto who emulates the rugged celebrity style of Justin Theroux and Ryan Gosling.
There are many pieces in this Fashionisto’s outfit that deserve to be examined. I'm going to start with his shoes and work my way up. I've heard many times in my life that first impressions are most important and that the shoes a man wears defines who he is. If the previous statement holds true then this Fashionisto is both classic and innovative. He wore Cole Haan’s latest LanarGrand Wingtips. This classic wingtip form is paired with a Nike running shoe bottom that adds a bit of functionality. This shoe can be found in about six other colors and is well worth the price because of its versatility and style.
Moving up, this Fashionisto continues to amaze. As if everyone walking down the street hasn’t already wondered where he's purchased his shoes, this Fashionisto rocks leopard print socks. Leopard print is back on the map and so are elaborate socks. Whether you want people to see your socks or you're keeping them hidden, socks are becoming a way to stylishly express yourself.
This Fashionisto’s individual items from the waist up fit together as a layering technique perfect for the fall season. Layering has to start somewhere, and a graphic T-shirt is the best option because it's in style and thin. Don't start the layering process with a sweater, unless it's extremely thin, because it limits what will fit over it without looking puffy. Next, this Fashionisto added a scarf. Printed scarves are made of light material making them a big part of any man’s wardrobe in the fall. Lastly, this Fashionisto strategically layered a plain gray zip-up with his denim jacket making them almost look as if they were one piece. He absolutely looks stylish, comfortable and ready for any random weather.
The most important take away from this article is to creatively mix it up. Blending classic and rugged items together is not a fashion mistake, it's fresh and on the rise!
Hint: When layering, wear items that look great together but also will look great when taking layers off. For example, this Fashionisto can take his denim jacket off and still have an outfit that works.