an ecclectic method of fashion

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Spicing up menswear.

What I like about this outfit is the the use of pattern and texture. He actually did a great job of mixing the plaids in his pants and shirt. They both come from the same shade of green, so it's not overwhelming. The jacket also has the same kind of tone as the rest of the outfit, even though it's a different color. And, he got most of this outfit at DI!
I like the use of layering and accessories here. It's just the right amount.
If you are the more casual type but are stuck in a rut, a funky blazer will shake things up.

Black on Black

Last fall I noticed a lot of people going for the Black on Black look:

This is a look I have never really tried, but I like the way it looks. As you can see this girl added some variation with a light colored purse and pair of shoes.
This fall the black on black look is supposed to be updated by wearing a big pair of really bright earrings. (According to Seventeen) I think it's an idea worth trying.'
However I have noticed that black on black can go the wrong direction it the blacks aren't intense enough. If one black has any hint of brown undertone it'll be really noticeable against a higher-quality rich black. You gotta be careful!