STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Mix Tradition With Trend

STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Mix Tradition With Trend

So often people think they can only wear traditional clothing pieces the way their ancestors wore them. Few people think to incorporate those clothing pieces with modern trends to really make a statement about who you are and where you come from. Mixing these two categories of clothing can be tricky, but it can also make for some unique and noteworthy outfits if done correctly.

This Fashionisto took a risk by combining his traditional Pakistani kurta with some of this season’s biggest trends. For those that don’t know, the kurta is a loose shirt that usually falls somewhere around the wearer’s knees. It is traditionally worn with shalwars which are loose pajama-like pants that are wide at the top and narrow at the ankle. This Fashionisto instead paired his kurta with black skinny jeans and a pair of Levi’s boots made to look similar to the classic Timberland boot that makes its way back into the fall wardrobes of men and women every year.

He also layers his kurta with one of the biggest trends at the moment, a bomber jacket. The bomber jacket hits him right at the hips while his kurta comes down to his knees. This creates unusual proportions that you don’t normally see men rocking unless they are Kanye West or Justin Beiber. However, the best part of this Fashionisto’s outfit is when he turns around. On the back of his bomber jacket is an embroidered tiger with the word “RIYADH,” the capitol of Saudi Arabia, embroidered underneath. This distinct piece of clothing is the perfect statement to complete this Fashionisto’s culture merging outfit.