August 6th, 2008
It’s a simple enough fashion formula - the casual classic jeans, tee, and a hoodie. But don’t let the simplicity downplay the style of this outfit. We’ve constructed the perfect outfit to take you from running errands to grabbing a latte at the local coffee shop to hanging out with your buddies at night. Here’s why it works:
Balance: The bright blue striped tee and the splash of orange on the sneakers provide a counterbalance for the muted neutrals in the rest of the outfit.
Repetition: Stripes, stripes, stripes. The stripes of the tee are front and center, but they’re echoed in the pinstripe of the belt and the colorblocking on the Diesel sneakers.
Surprise: The key to turning a good outfit into a great one is adding the element of suprise. Sometimes its done by adding a bright splash of color, sometimes its done by adding a standout accessory, and sometimes its done by an eyecatching pattern. Here, the element of suprise is a bit less flashy: a tiny skull pattern on the lined hoodie.
Guys, what’s your casual go-to outfit? Share your style with us in the comments!