Pitti Uomo this year had a section dedicated specifically to african designers titled AFRICAN CONSTELLATION. Now being a trade show, showing at Pitti Uomo as a brand is a great exposure and that is where I discovered this gem of a brand surprised at myself how this genius of a label was hidden for so long. What many designers are pretty much cautious to venture into, is the very essence of this brand’s core foundation; prints for menswear.
I’M WEARING: Shirt (TopMan) / Skinny Jeans (Levis) / Loafers (Outfitters) / Ring (Flea Market)
Who say you need to feel blue when skies are grey? Go out, meet your friends or go on a date. Don’t let weather dampen your plans. While this look may feel understated due to the number of pieces, it is these statement pieces that just make up for no need to go overboard and keep things simple. For a simple casual look, I went for a TOPMAN fun printed shirt.. The fun thing about prints is that you can pair them up with coordinating solids. The interesting thing about this comic strip print is that it is in just one color rather than the riot (which I also happen to love) of colors. I remember doing a white denim and blue shirt look to which this is a complete opposite of sorts… hehe. Pairing up the white and blue shirt with blue skinnys from Levis that went perfectly with the shirt. Adding in a pop of color via the green loafers going sockless is perfectly in sync with the summer. It keeps the look from going the usual route of almost being fun. If you are having it, why not go all out to have fun. A fun pair of loafers or boat shoes always amps up a casual look. A statement ring is just all you need for that extra added quirk and you are good to go.