Every now and then something stops me in my tracks and reminds me just how wonderful fashion can be. Over the past weeks I can happily report that it is now fine to clash colours, wear unconventional scarves and consider them as appropriate attire for a balmy spring day or mix and coordinate giddy prints to create a unique outfit. And then—BAM—it hits me, fashion is one helluva place. I must admit that life would be pretty boring without fashion’s most daring risk takers, ready to break the rules, no matter what the fashion of the day dictates they should be wearing.
This only really struck me the other day when I came across today’s truly noteworthy Fashionisto. Dressed in a lightweight singlet, indigo blue chinos and tan Chelsea boots, this Fashionisto shows us how it’s done with an outfit that is sure to maintain your style even in the warmest conditions. While the look is smart, simple and unfussy, this Fashionisto transpires a sense of confidence. He is an arbiter of style and is effortless, fitted and refined in his ensemble. He has also ventured out and accessorised with an angel wing pendent necklace and leather rope bracelets, transforming this outfit from meh to mega.
To emulate this style, turn to your summer essentials. Singlets and sleeveless tops have been a wardrobe staple for men and women for decades. To me, they are imbued with the essence of summer because it’s a style you can only get out at that time of year. Like white shoes and linen, and straw hats for the races, it has to be put away the moment the fashion year officially switches back to autumn. Which is why I waited to use this picture last, until summer had officially broken out and tank tops can once more be sported around Melbourne with abandon.
So as much as I tend to stare and marvel at those Fashionistos brave enough to take fashion risks, I’d also like to applaud them. Go for your life is my advice.
Hint: At the end of the day, there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to fashion. Just remember, let your confidence shine through and most importantly don’t forget to…