STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Trends Change, You Are Constant

STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Trends Change, You Are Constant

I have never actually written about menswear, so you can probably guess how excited I was to see this Fashionisto on Tulane’s campus. The warm weather is finally here to stay in New Orleans, so many people have been out and about showing off their take on spring fashion. The accessories and unique details on the shoes drew me in to take a closer look at his entire outfit.

Let’s start from the bottom up. I instantly noticed this Fashionisto’s shoes when he walked by. After inquiring about them, I found out that they are part of a collaboration between Nike and Roundel London. The font used on the shoes is the same font used for signs in the London subways; this collaboration marked the 100th anniversary of the font being used.

This Fashionisto paired basic, yet crisp staples with statement pieces in order to show off his individual style, without overdoing it. He paired J. Crew shorts with a simple Carhart Work in Progress black T-shirt. One of the statement pieces he incorporated was his Rag and Bone bomber jacket, similar to this one. The light nature of the jacket makes a perfect layer for warm days that end up becoming a little breezy.

To top off the look, our Fashionisto added some awesome mirrored shades from a local New Orleans brand, KREWE. While he is wearing the slightly octagonal Ward frames in matte black titanium with blue mirrored lenses, you can find a similar look here.

I caught this Fashionisto walking to his next class, so it’s only natural that he had a sophisticated backpack to carry all of his belongings. I love this leather Cole Haan backpack’s straps with an intricate weaving pattern. Leather backpacks are huge right now, so you can find great ones at any price level. I thought the simplicity of this one is a huge part of why it is so stunning.

This Fashionisto probably has a lot of fashion advice to give, but he had a great answer when I asked what his style advice of the week is, “Find a way to incorporate what’s going on in the world in a unique way that fits your own individual personality and style.  Trends change but your own personal style remains constant.”