LINKS À LA MODE: WEEKLY ROUNDUP 07/28
My take on style and simplicity was featured in this week’s Links à La Mode, from the IFB website. Here’s the list…
Whether we realize it or not, we are all influenced by something, whether it be celebrities, trends or designs of the past. This week’s links a la mode celebrates influencers and the voices we create from our inspiration. As fashion bloggers, we have each other to look for when we are feeling uninspired and this community is something we should never take for granted!
Links à la Mode: July 28st
- 1972projects: WASTED
- a tout le monde: Simple & to the Point!
- Beyond Fabric: The Lost Art of Keeping it Simple
- Bespoke Baroque: The Challenge to Wear Less Black (and Grey and Beige)
- Bonnie Vie: Body Con(scious)
- Britt + Whit: Wall Art
- Chanel and Something Else: The Naked Back
- Dress With Courage: How do you define blogging success?
- Fashables: Forever 21 Dresses
- FASHSTASH: Redefining the Gender Boundaries in Fashion
- I Got Style and I’m Fab: A Reflection on Small-Town Fashion
- IFB: What Makes a Blogger Influential?
- Interrobangs Anonymous: Revolution Through Sweaty Apathy
- Kings Rule Together: A Kings Response: GQ 40 Worst-Dress Cities in America
- Lifestyles of the Thrifty and Shameless: Everybody, Everywear (again)
- Panache Offblast: Bring Out Your Inner Geek-Chic!
- Pretty Innovative: Geeked Out Over eCommerce
- Style Island: I’ll be on your side forever more..that’s what trends are for
- Styling You: 10 Ways to Dress for French Champagne on an Aussie Beer Budget
- The Loudmouth Lifestyle: Competing, Comparing Confessing
PLEASE READ IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE
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The lost art of keeping it simple…
In a time when men are becoming more and more conscious of their image and making an added effort to look their best, the allure of adding unexpected elements to an attire may be hard to resist. Add to that the continuous flow of menswear accessories entering the market and their growing social acceptance, and you end up with a volatile recipe for excess.
As much as I appreciate sprezzy, intricate outfits, comprised of several layers and properly accessorized, the line which separates elegance from tackyness is a thin one… Even though there are several ways in which an outfit can go overboard, either due to color/pattern combinations or design itself, my greatest grudge concerns over accessorizing. We’re currently experiencing a period of dandyism and gentlemanliness revival, with many embellishments of “old” making their debut to younger generations: lapel and collar pins, bowties, tie bars, neck scarves, pockets squares and even hats may have an acquaintance with older men, but are a whole new universe for their younger counterparts.
As I see it, it’s this exciting feeling of discovery that leads many men to get carried away, but mind you: the fact that a wide paraphernalia of accessories is at your disposal, doesn’t necessarily mean you have to wear them all at once. In the search for a style differential, men often forget the powerful appeal of simplicity and the ancient premise that “less is more”. One man that definitely embodies this concept is Milan Vukmirovic. Usually spotted in outstanding minimalistic looks, often focused on one core piece, Trussardi’s former creative director is always looking his best. He’s living proof that style isn’t always about a myriad of elements, and if questions about his impeccable taste remain just take a look at some of his looks.
His use of color is superb: both monochromatic and contrasting versions.