Tailoring Style from Someone else
“Fashion is what you adopt when you don’t know who you are.”
– Quentin Crisp
When first stepping into your own style, I always suggest looking for people with similarities at first before going off to discover colour and pattern mixing. So when it came to tailoring style from someone else, as always I was putting what I preach to practise. For those who aren’t familiar, this is what I preach; “I don’t look at style icons for them but more colour and pattern inspiration”.
Here is a photo from The Sartorialist taken at Pitti Uomo, although I’m not of an Oriental background the colours marry beautifully together. Can I wear these? Yes, I can. But this is where learning your colour palette comes into play, take the mustard, light brown, burgundy and orange into perception, use the colours that fit within your palette and change the shades that don’t into the ones that work best for you.
For me mustard, light brown (donkey), burgundy and rust orange work, to give a tonal balance of high contrast. Which is exactly what my tones are and the colours already being earthy works in my favour too. Below is what I came up with utilising what I already had in my wardrobe.
Photos by Zoli Dinh and The Sartorialist
Scarf is Thrifted