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STYLE GURU STYLE: Playing with Proportions

What has kept the fashion industry thriving is designers who have continuously impressed and intrigued us with their ability to innovate new ideas. One trend that has been spotted in numerous store windows and on campus is elongated shirts. This past July, fashion reached a huge milestone with the premiere of the first ever Men’s Fashion Week. One collection that really intrigued me was designers Dao-Ti Chow and Maxwell Osborne’s Public School spring 2016 collection. Not only were the pieces innovative, but so was their presentation. Moving away from the cookie cutter runway routine, the collection was presented by several models in police lineup boxes. The most interesting part about the collection was the proportions.

Inspired by the elongated baseball jacket, I set out to find ways to add this awesome runway trend to my everyday look. With determination and persistence, I found several, new, elongated pieces to add to my fall wardrobe. One of my favorites is the elongated length baseball raglan from ON THE BYAS. Sticking with the athletic style, I added my favorite pair of Nike SB canvas skate shoes; I am obsessed with the dotted micro pattern. Fall would not be the same without a few of your favorite flannels. I layered my Modern Amusement flannel to help show off the difference in lengths. I still am still holding on to those last few days of summer, so I opted for light wash denim. I tried to infuse the athletic leisure trend while still playing with proportions.

I tend to lean more toward the athletic leisure look because it works best with my easygoing personality and lifestyle. Elongated T-shirts are a perfect way to add effortless, cool kid vibes to your wardrobe this season. When playing with proportions, make sure to always try on everything when searching this season; you want to make sure that you avoid the nightgown look.

Get My Look: 1. Elongated baseball T-shirt. 2. Flannel shirt. 3. Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski skate shoes.