From the African print ribbon tied around his straw hat to the light wash paint splatter Vans, my attempt to dodge New York’s summer sun went left when I turned right into this Fashionisto’s path. As I walked closer to this designer from Trinidad, his festive floral print vest with distressed hems really screamed summer time to me and drew me in more. Floral prints are a summer staple but this future icon’s outfit gave floral prints a whole new city meets island vibe. The unfinished hems on the placket and arm holes gave it a edgy look similar to the distressed trend that has been prominent in fashion for the past couple of seasons.
As we shared our ideas about fashion and design I realized that his sense of style was magnetic. I found by myself captivated by all the other pieces of his outfit. His look is super eclectic because he draws inspirations from so many places. Did I forget to mention that this fashion designer created this outfit himself! Urban silhouettes with a cool tropical touch is the best way to describe the clothing that this designer makes and wears.
So if your asking yourself how can you put a twist on the classic floral print top here is a couple of tips.Try to find a shirt with a contrasting placket like this Fashionisto’s; a shirt with vibrant prints or a unique pattern.
What’s your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “The advice I give is simple, style to me is felt within so feel it and express it!”