STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: The Cure To Fashion Block

April 15th, 2016 at 2:00am

Every once in a while we all fall into a fashion rut where we experience a lack of inspiration or the confidence to try something new. You know you’re in a fashion rut when you look in your closet and say “I have nothing to wear.” As a college student, falling into this rut is inevitable. With every fashion block, however, there is something that pulls you out of it and for me it is runway shows. The runway is where designers put all of their creativity into a piece and the fashion world sees the art in fashion rather than its functionality.

This Fashionisto is the best example of taking inspiration from a runway trend and making it your own. I instantly got the vibe of Neil Barret meets Antonio Marras for spring 2016. Antonio Marras’s runway show took his audience to sea with his use of blues, clean lines and patterns that add a spin to the classic sailor uniform. While Neil Barret was able to overcome his own fashion block with clean tailoring, gray and blue tones and unique patterns, his spring 2016 line left sweatshirts, bombers and sweatpants behind.

This Fashionisto’s color scheme takes a page out of Neil Barret’s book by keeping things simple and using colors that flow together. To keep the look interesting he has a polka-dot patterned shirt that complement the outfit well and stands out rather than a plain button-up. His sweater adds a sophistication to his look that helps to create Barret’s color scheme. This Fashionisto’s light blue suede brogue shoes are what add the element of Antonio Marras. This shade of blue resembles the sea theme and keeps his outfit interesting head to toe. To finish his look off, this Fashionisto adds a pair of John Lennon-inspired sunglasses. While there is a mixture of pattern and hues of color this look is a combination of sophistication and compelling style.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Be comfortable. And if no one saw you yesterday, you technically never wore that outfit.”