My favorite thing about living in St. Augustine is constantly being surrounded by history. Everyday we set foot in buildings and monuments that haven’t changed for hundreds and hundreds of years. Because of this, style at Flagler College is heavily influenced by the past and this featured Fashionisto is no exception.
This Fashionisto starts his look with a simple, black crew neck T-shirt. He pairs the shirt with a pair of tight rolled, dark wash jeans. He ties a chambray button-down around his hips. This Fashionisto completes his look with a simple, thin silver cuff and a pair of rust, leather oxfords.
So folks, here’s your history lesson. Let’s start with the oxfords, shall we? Oxford shoes originated in Scotland and Ireland but gained popularity at – you guessed it – Oxford University in the 1800s. They made a bold comeback in America during the 40s and 50s. This Fashionisto’s tight rolled pants were a popular trend in the ’80s and were often referred to as pegged pants. The button-down tied around his waist his an ode to the 90s. Often, guys and gals alike wore button down flannels open over graphic T-shirts or casually tied around their waists.
If you’d like to replicate this Fashionisto’s look, you should utilize some of these same trends from the past. Grab yourself a flannel and throw it over T-shirts and dresses to add an extra element to your look and pay homage to shows like My So-Called Life. Oxford shoes are a great addition to any closet. They’re timeless and add panache to almost every look. You can dress them up or dress them down.
Next time you get dressed, pay a little extra attention to all the trends from the past that you incorporate into your look.