STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Dare To Pair Paradoxically

Style Advice of the Week

Dressing overly formal for an ordinary day makes you look pretentious, while wearing sweatpants and a hoodie categorizes you as lazy. This Fashionisto’s paradox of wardrobe staples looks put together yet not as if he is trying too hard.

A classic blazer is a wardrobe essential for both guys and girls. Layer a blazer over a button-up shirt or dress and you have an ensemble that is interview-approved. Or take a note from this dapper dude and wear your blazer with a pair of sneakers for a cool contrast. This gray Zara blazer is perfect to dress up or down.

Since I was 15, my grandfather has given me a watch for every birthday and Christmas present. I used to attribute his senile senses in constantly quoting, “successful people wear watches,” but I have finally began to believe him. People seem more credible when clad with a watch, just like this Fashionisto. Fasten on this Michael Kors watch or this gel Flex watch and you instantly have a better sense of time and the world around you.

The true test of an outfit always lies within the shoe choice. Despite the fitted black pants and blazer, this Fashionisto’s look is semi-casual due to his PF Flyers footwear. Lace up and put on Chuck Taylors to pair with a T-shirt for a casual, everyday look. If you’re ready to try the paradoxical look, pair your Converse with a dress and tights.

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