Fashion was always something that intrigued me. Even as a younger kid, I can remember trying to put together the best outfit with the clothes that my parents bought me to match these white/denim Nike AF1 mids. (Ultimately going with an orange Dragon Ball Z shirt that matched these dark blue windbreaker pants with orange piping from Old Navy. It was ridiculously fly for 1999) I've seen plenty of fashion blogs and how to videos for developing better style and I figured I'd give it a try.
Everyone has their own personal style. And with time, my own style changed from Dragonball Z shirts as a kid, to nothing but Jordan Brand apparel in high school, to developing a much more simple and classic look now. But even in high school, I thought that I was pretty solid at foreseeing tends, whether I tried to pull them off or not.
A lot of today's trends are about longline clothing. T shirts and jackets with lengthy bodies, lots of layering type stuff. This, plus biker and distressed denim, and you've got yourself a very trendy individual. If that's your style, then go ahead and rock with that, but for me? At age 25? That's definitely not a wave for me to ride. My main problem with the longline trend is that... well... it's a trend. It's something that probably won't last. I try to keep my wardrobe down to some simple classic styles.
The first step I took to keep things simple? Get rid of the logos. That's kind of strange to hear coming from a graphic designer, but it's what I believe in in terms of fashion. These companies aren't paying you to sport their logo across your chest. In fact, you're actually paying them to sport their brand. And with time, who knows if that brand thats plastered all across the front of that shirt is still going to be cool in 2 years? Think about it. Is it still dope to wear some Sean Jean logo shirts today like it was in the early 2000's? Is that LRG full zip hoody still fresh? Probably not. Blank shirts with nice clean cuts will always be in style and will always be something to dress up or dress down. I've slowly but surely been going with this idea of getting rid of all my logo tee's. Another benefit from this would be saving money. Buy less and buy better. You won't be wasting money on shirts that won't be cool in a few months.
The only exception would be clothing I use for working out or playing basketball. Those are things that I don't care to really maintain.
I'm going to keep updating my blog with fashion ramblings and tips more often. Stay tuned!