STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Graphic Tease

STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Graphic Tease

Here we see the tiger in its natural habitat, gazing off into the distance, eyeing its prey. Similar to the mentality of the tiger, this Fashionisto makes bold choices. He chose two graphic items for this outfit. Normally, I wouldn’t pair a graphic T-shirt with a graphic accessory but I think it fits with the casual tone of the ensemble.

The Mountain’s graphic T-shirts have become quite trendy over the past couple of years. Starting with the infamous “Three Wolf Moon” shirt, their company now sells a plethora of adorable animal T-shirts. The best thing about these shirts is that they’re kind of funny. They have been associated with a certain weirdo stereotype in movies and television, so they’ve become sort of an ironic garment. Although, graphic T-shirts can sometimes appear busy to the eye. This Fashionisto combated that by wearing all-white slip-on Vans and black, slim fit jeans. Going with white and black garments can be your best bet if you’re wearing a graphic top or something with a pattern.

The other graphic element of this outfit is the Fashionisto’s backpack, which features an Egyptian pharaoh. The backpack’s color scheme complements the graphic T-shirt’s and completes the overall appearance. Realistic, “digital” prints of cultural figures, historical landmarks and scenery have also been trending recently. I think the increase in this style of T-shirt is due to Proenza Schouler introducing it to the runway in spring 2013.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “I kind of just throw clothes on and hope for the best. If I had any useful advice, it would be just wear something comfortable that suits you.”