STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Stay Golden Ponyboy

STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Stay Golden Ponyboy

My art history teacher in high school would always tell our class, “There is no such thing as a new idea.” Being a fashion major and a huge history nerd, I look at things in a different perspective. I find myself constantly pointing out that current trends occurred during a different period of time. Trends come and go, but somehow always even the worst ones come back.  For example, in 2004 when I was wearing my dope rainbow tattoo choker, no way was I thinking that I would be buying a very similar one when I was 18, but here I am. Who knows? Maybe Chanel could be designing her version of Uggs in her spring ready to wear collection for 2017.

With this in mind, I have been noticing that a lot of guys at The University of Delaware have been wearing canvas high-top sneakers with mid-calf socks and shorts.  Converse, Vans, and PF Flyers. You name it. I’ve seen it all. This seemingly effortless combination is just so cool and screams Ponyboy Curtis to me. For those who were not forced to read S.E Hinton’s The Outsiders in middle school, the book takes place in the 1950s and it follows the story of the Greasers who are a group of rebellious young teenage boys. Defiantly check it out. Or maybe watch the movie, because they are all pretty dreamy.

This Fashionisto channels his inner greaser in a relaxed fashion by adding modern elements to the overall ’50s which typically includes:  jeans, a white tee and canvas sneakers He began his outfit with his favorite pair of sneakers which are canvas Sandlot Center Hi Pf Flyers. I would describe these sneakers to be a cooler version of converses. Their thick and ribbed rubber sole gives the shoe a more of a vintage and unique feel to them. Then he pairs a thrifted floral short sleeved button down with chinos from Zara. The simplicity of the chinos and the bright pattern of the floral button down creates a perfect look for the summer. Although the Fashionisto is adequately dressed for the sweltering summer heat in Delaware this outfit can extremely versatile for other seasons. A flannel or a long sleeve t-shirt can be substituted for the button to create more of a fall/winter look, and the chinos can also be swapped for jeans of khakis in the fall/winter.