10 Street Style Tips For Spring Style

“See I’d rather be a freq than not be unique. Individuality makes life better.”–Pharrell Williams “FREQ”

Follow these tips and you'll be all set!
Follow these tips and you’ll be all set!

Having style isn’t has hard as it looks. Yes, of course, most of the street style kids are getting their clothes for free so that they can look effortless and cool in their pictures, while everyone else has to buy cautiously to build that perfect closet. However, there are some helpful tips for what to borrow this spring.

The key thing to remember: Don’t copy. Being inspired helps(music typically inspires my daily life, clothes too!)The style that we have as people is unique to us, so let that shine through. From investing in designer running sneakers or how to wear the ever so hard denim on denim look, see which of these 10 Street Style Tips For Spring Style you can use.

Christopher Kane SS14
Christopher Kane SS14

Print. Logo. Bold :  From internet symbols, racing stripes and literally off your public transportation. The typical floral pattern is always a safe bet but why not live a little and get graphic!

This is as tasteful as camouflage gets
This is as tasteful as camouflage gets

Let’s Be Tasteful With Our Camo: Personally, not one of my favorites. Ever. For some reason, this trend just doesn’t stay where it belongs. Do you plan on wearing camo to the office anytime soon? Consider camo  a bright color. Now contrast with solid pieces. An accessory such as a bag, iPad case, etc. gives you a OOTD that is right on the money!

You can always play your denim safe
You can always play your denim safe

Wear Denim Together. Wash Separate: Wearing different color denim washes together creates an effortlessly cool look. Stick to washes two shades different from each other or you can always turn it up by wearing colored denim. Have fun with this. Why not try acid-wash, white,black or even super light jeans.

Paris Fashion Week
Paris Fashion Week

The Key Is In The Details: It’s the simple little details on a shirt matter! Variations in fabric allow people to actually notice your own unique style. A paisley elbow and a speckled Chambray are clear indicators of bold and boring. No matter how expensive a piece of clothing is, a guy really only feels confident in his own clothes. Style is about noticing things that others don’t. That’s why it’s important to develop an eye for things you like that your less fashionable friends might not notice.

Burberry Prorsum SS14
Burberry Prorsum SS14

Brave. Bold. Choose Carefully: I’m a firm believer that at least one thing in your closet should scream when you open the closet door! So why can’t it be your jacket. Camo is an option, plaid or another pattern that pleases your eye. Stay safe with Olive, Tan, Grey and Black. Remember if it’s too bold, you might have to wait to recycle that look!

Herschel Supply Co.
Herschel Supply Co.

College Dropout: If you live in the city, the backpack is like your choice of bag. So let’s change it up this season and let’s leave our L.L. Bean and Jansport backpacks in elementary school where they belong. Opt for a Herschel Supply Co.!

Cheap Monday
Cheap Monday

Your Denim Jacket Goes With Everything: Trust me fellas this is one of the most versatile pieces you can add to your wardrobe. They’ve been around for over a century. Hoodie? Wear it with a denim jacket! Dress code at work? Fight against conformity by wearing your denim jacket as a blazer all you have to do is  pair with  slim-fit trousers and an Oxford, your set to go! Thank Me Later!

Maison Martin Margiela
Maison Martin Margiela

Jog In Style: Well, I’ll pretend to jog. Balenciaga, Maison Martin Margiela and many more have in common?  They have in common the ability to make sneakers beyond belief. Gone are the days of having a pair of ugly shoes to go with your “Casual Run Around & Do Errands” outfit. Futuristic. Sleek. Bold.

Have fun with neon colors
Have fun with neon colors

Neon Lights. Neon Lights: Keep It Cute or Put It On Mute. If you opt for trying this out, keep it pretty low-key by wearing darker colors. People will think your super stylish because you’re wearing such a daring choice!

T  by Alexander Wang
T by Alexander Wang

Blacker Than Black: Black is one of the easiest colors to actually build your daily look from. It’s why it’s the uniform of choice among the fashionable. You’ll always look dressed up, super chic without trying. Tones aren’t the issue here, the problem your going to run into is fabric. Cottons and linens are great for easy to move in, breathable materials and looser fit tees and buttons up help you from becoming a sticky mess.

Just a few ways to reinvent your style for the spring. Be a bit daring. Everyone will tell you how dashing you look.

Dre

Sunday Shoes: The Second Chance

2014 Cinzia Araia
2014 Cinzia Araia

“Sometimes you don’t get a second chance. You need to take a chance when you have the opportunity. Always.” 

Remember way back when I was obsessed with CA by Cinzia Araia’s Rabbit Sneaker? . Remember how much I loved that shoe. I even used the brand as a marketing project assignment which I got an A- despite not being able to get in touch with the right department because of the Italian Stock Market rules, do you remember?

This was my end all be all for shoes last year. I had to have it. I cried when I couldn't.
This was my end all be all for shoes last year. I had to have it. I cried when I couldn’t.

Then the day came that I was going to go buy myself a pair. I thought that I deserved it. Only to get to Barney’s and find out that being a unisex shoe and European it was cut a little bit more on the narrow side so it wouldn’t work for me. *Insert Tear Face*

Shoe designers speak the truth
Shoe designers speak the truth

I was able to recover from my “Life Is Over Moment” but I found myself still drawn to Cinzia’s brand philosophy “Vison-design. A technical description of Cinzia Araia’s shoes.” and my favorite line “A transformation always in progress.”  So in the midst of my shoe shopping addiction, I always find myself on the same sites and I thought why not check up what Cinzia is up to. Imelda, Goddess of Shoes heard my cries. The menswear line for 2014 is on point.

This brand has so much character. Each shoe tells a story about the person wearing it
This brand has so much character. Each shoe tells a story about the person wearing it

This is my second chance and I hope that I never have to go through this again. They’re just so effortless.

Fashion Forward: Topman Design SS14

“Like a rhinestone cowboy!”

Topman Design SS14
Topman Design SS14

Sounds like a pretty right way to describe this interesting collection for 2014. Topman Design(whom I generally love)  has given us a great new trend we might have to cringe in order appreciate it thankful. Techno Cowboy is their futuristic cowboy trend for the spring and summer.

Topman Design SS14
Topman Design SS14

The unfortunate thing is that had it not had the Western-style detailing on the shirts, I wouldn’t be opposed to the trend. I just hate just hate that with a passion. To each their own but it’s just not for me.

 

Fashion Forward: Spring Summer 2014

“Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say and not giving a damn!”-Orson Welles

Louis Vuitton Spring Summer '14
Louis Vuitton Spring Summer ’14

Bomber Jackets. Floral Patterns. Color Block Stripes. Androgyny. Over-sized. Cropped Shorts. Summer Coats. Rose Gold. Deconstructed. Retro. 90’s. Tunics. There’s a lot to look forward when we move into the Spring Summer season.

Raf Simons SS14
Raf Simons Spring Summer ’14

Blending classic menswear(button ups, blazers, etc.) with overt feminine influences such as over-sized tee-shirt dresses and skirts is a really interesting perspective as seen at Raf Simons. The simple and chromatic yet with the aesthetics of 90’s club attire brings new meaning to the standard uniform. Not your average androgynous boy can pull this off either, I feel as though you should at least be 5’11.

Tom Ford Spring Summer 2014
Tom Ford Spring Summer ’14

Floral printed blazers, cropped shorts and 50 shades of pink were in abundance at Tom Ford. Actually, with the comeback of loafers, finding items that are of similar style(try ASOS) is actually a way to stay on trend without breaking the bank.

JUUN J: Have You Heard Of Him? 

Rihanna's Custom JUUN J for her Diamond's Tour
Rihanna’s Custom JUUN J for her Diamond’s Tour

Deconstructed. Menswear. Cut, structure and volume were the three main elements of this collection.  Cropped shorts that stayed at thigh level paired with over-sized jumpers made from Raglan.  An homage to American sportswear, the show starts with various shades of blues and whites. Trousers that lengthened with the aid of drawstring waists and kimono influenced sleeves dominated the second half of this show. Colors shifted more into midnight blue and black as fabrics changed to satin and leather. JUUN J is available at  SSENSE  & FarFetch.

JUUN J Spring Summer '14
JUUN J Spring Summer ’14

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