STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Bold Prints And Washed Out Chinos

Style Advice of the Week

This week I decided to write about menswear because it’s that time of the year when guys can start playing with layers and it can get tricky if not done properly. This week’s Fashionisto plays with layers and adds a bold animal print to the mix, making it a perfect example of how you can set trends and still look effortless and comfortable.

This look is simply your fall weather essentials, but what makes it so special is the accents and details. The pants are not your everyday chinos, these have a washed out shade of teal, almost as if they were acid washed. To me, this added an element of edge that looks so good in menswear. The jacket is a waxed finished black denim jacket, again, the waxed surface resembles leather but you can actually see the woven threads when you take a closer look. What really makes a statement about this look is definitely the animal printed T-shirt. The print is a subtle mix of zebra and leopard, but in a very two-dimensional graphic way. I think it’s a clever and trendy way to get your boyfriend to wear animal print and pull it off! From far away, it almost looks like a striped T-shirt, but as you get closer you notice the zebra and leopard spots in the print.

To recreate this look I suggest stores that carry fashion forward pieces for men, such as Zara, Topman or H&M. You can try these chinos from Topman, they are not as distressed but you can easily distress them or bleach them if that’s the look you’re going for. It’s super fun to do it yourself! Pair them with this waxed cotton jacket currently on sale at H&M. Finish off your look with the perfect printed T-shirt, like this one from Zara, or this one from Topman. I loved the combination of skulls and leopard on the option found in Zara, but I have to admit $8 for the H&M T-shirt is hard to beat! You can accessorize these items with scarves, combat boots, oxfords or Keds. I dare you to try to step out of your comfort zone and wear something new for fall, the only thing you’ll need is a pinch of confidence!

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