This week’s Fashionisto proved that with proper tailoring and a few personal touches, a simple outfit can be strikingly chic. I spotted this Fashionisto in Chelsea returning home after his internship at the up and coming Bullett magazine, so it’s no surprise he has an awesome sense of style. He wears a classic Uniqlo white T-shirt with Levi's jeans, both cuffed, with the perfect fit that gives him a sleek yet relaxed look.
The Fashionisto’s Clarks boots are my favorite element of this ensemble for a few reasons. By pairing a leather boot, or even a formal shoe with casual clothing, the look becomes more versatile and stylish. While I love experimenting with seasonal colors, all my friends can tell you I am consistently most keen on burgundy. Besides the fact that I think it is universally attractive for both women and men, it is what I like to call a newtral color. Burgundy, along with its maroon and wine variants, always complement black, grey, navy, white and beige; yet the color adds a rich pop of understated red to make any outfit bolder. Because burgundy is a clever, fashion forward and not overly feminine alternative to brown or black, it is a “newtral” that can be added to your basic color repertoire. Topman and Frye have similar boot styles, or for a less harsh Dr. Martens feel, try Red Wing. PRO-Keds even makes a burgundy leather sneaker as well.
FabSugar brings attention to rounded frames as the latest sunglasses trend revival, and this Fashionisto bought his pair from Flying A. For a similar clip-on pair in brown try Spitfire, or ASOS’ Reclaimed Vintage branch sells a tortoise shell pair and a basic silver version. There are more and more rounded frame options everyday, and now you can even get retro color block ones.
From his burgundy shoes to his unexpected shades, this Fashionisto’s colors may be neutral, yet his urban style is anything but.